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A good chassis for a mini-server?

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Heya guys. I'm planning on buying a new computer, and thought that I can use my current one as a server. However, the chassis on it is quite bad and broken. So, I'm asking you guys, what attributes would a good server chassis need?

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Space for many drives is the only thing I can really think of immediately. If it isn't going to be anything really heavy duty, though, nothing special should be required. Good luck.

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Typically servers don't have huge video cards so you can get by with a somewhat smaller case. Lots of hard drives usually aren't a concern for that type of server either since it's very unlikely you'd ever go above four drives (usually just one or two). One item I wouldn't skimp on is the power supply. You shouldn't need a lot of watts but servers are usually on longer then desktops are and a high efficiency can definitely pay off here. Other then that it's a matter of personal preference. Some people like quiet cases, some don't mind the white noise of case fans.

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