[conspire] Parts is Parts
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 9 10:59:12 PDT 2008
Quoting David Fox (dfox94085 at gmail.com):
> (all on one line, folks) :)
> This one seems a *bit* overkill, though
They're _both_ a little ludicrous, if you ask me. Having the fans be
large-diametre is nice, but _four_ case fans on the first model (not
counting the PSU's) seems a bit much. Why not just mount your
motherboard in a wind-tunnel and have done with it?
And space for _nine_ drives? Who puts nine drives in a workstation?
Who even needs the capability?
> They do have an Antec Sonata III there too, $119 approx - two
> different models, in fact.
Hmm, I see Sonata Plus, Sonata Designer, and Sonata III. Little
information on each; mostly price and the fact that they're shown as
bundled with (unspecified) 500-500W PSUs.
A few years back, what won Cheryl and me over to their predecessor was
eyeballing various cases inside the Santa Clara store. Cheryl selected
a reasonably attractive, unobtrusive black mid-tower case that seemed to
have rational design: USB and audio ports on the front top, reasonable
number of drive bays and layout, superb fit and finish, seemingly good
air flow. Add a quality PSU, and we were done.
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