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I'm looking for a compact mATX case for a NAS system. One that I can stick in a corner somewhere and forget about (figuratively).

I have done some research into this, but all results I found that were less than 50 USD only had three or fewer drive bays. I found a few mATX cases with four 3.5" bays, but they were out of my budget range.

Necessary Requirements:

  • Four bays for 3.5" HDDs
  • Front Panel USB 2.0
  • Less than $50 USD (lower is better, new not used)
  • Approx. 3 inches of clearance for the CPU fan (~76mm)

Optional, but would be nice:

  • Cube/LAN box style
  • Dust Filters
  • From Amazon.com

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

  • Do the internal drives need to be 3.5"? A 2x 3.5 bay using adapters to allow for 2x 2.5" drives per 3.5" bay would allow for 4x drives. – NZKshatriya Jan 8 '17 at 5:43
  • @NZKshatriya The internal drives do need to be 3.5". I say that because I plan on upgrading to larger drives soon and the price/GB of 2.5" drives >=3TB tends to be much higher than the price/GB of 3.5" drives >=3TB. – 0-60FPS Jan 8 '17 at 5:55
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    Along with my answer, you can also toss a 3.5" drive into a caddy in a 5.25" bays :) – NZKshatriya Jan 8 '17 at 5:59
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I cannot find a cube style but the following did come across as a good option.

SilverStone PS08B @ Newegg 39.99

SilverStone PS08B @ Amazon(prime eligible) 39.99

Just posted the Newegg link along with the Amazon link, due to the fact that Newegg is much better with item specifications....and power searches...than Amazon is.

Just a few specs on the case:
2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports

Side Air duct

2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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