Which case would you put the 32 thread monster in?

By daftfader ยท 8 replies
Dec 23, 2016
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  1. Hi there, I noted with great interest the article on building a Monster 32 Thread PC using the Xeon E5-2670 Cpu's and the Asrock EP2 Server motherboard. Can anyone recommend a good value case to put that lot into please.

    I have only ever built normal PC's!!! The reason for the interest is that I do quite a lot of work with Cubase music software and I have a few high track count projects coming up and most of it will be produced using VST Plug-ins.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. daftfader

    daftfader TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi There Jordan, thanks for your help, will now go and build a monster!!
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,307   +1,077

    @daftfader Just wanted to check, the Motherboard you're using is an SSI EEB form factor? (12 inch x 13 inch)
    If so, you'll need to make sure the case can support such a large motherboard.
    ASRock EP2C602-2T/D16
    MB Physical Status
    Form Factor - SSI EEB
    Dimensions - 12'' x 13'' (30.5 cm x 33 cm)

    Edit 2:
    Found the below server case can come up quite cheap and 100% fits your MB in nicely:-
    Chenbro SR105 Tower Server Case
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  4. newcombcmb

    newcombcmb TS Rookie

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  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,840   +1,385

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  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,840   +1,385

    I have one. With room for 11-expansion cards, you could easily put several GPUs in this case (I note that board has 5, x16 pci-e slots), plenty of drives, plenty of fans, it offers water cooling options, and excellent cable routing. It also has real feet - attached by screws to the bottom. Mounting a power supply, expansion cards, and drives is virtually tool-less. IMO, it is a very well-thought-out case - perhaps the best case I have every owned. IMO, the one thing that might make it better is if it were steel instead of aluminum. If it were steel, that would also make it heavier, though.
  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,840   +1,385

    It is the PC-Z70 and the link for it on the Lian-Li site is http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-z70/ You will have to find a way to verify that this case will accept that MB.
  8. Michiel

    Michiel TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +14

  9. Scodd

    Scodd TS Booster Posts: 68   +11

    I recommend the CM Stormtrooper.

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