computer case for video editing


I'm wondering if people can give me some good recommendations for a computer case, or links to sites that might help me narrow down the choices.

I need the case for video editing, so it's staying fixed and portability is not an issue.  I need ATX form factor, and some features I'd really like to have are:

1) thumb screws, screwless,  or otherwise easy to open case with easy access to internal drives (maybe with hard drive slide rails :).  Attached/hinged sides that open rather than come off is much preferred.
2) slots for 2 DVD drives, floppy drive, and 4 or 5 internal hard drives
3) front access to a few USB ports and headphone jack
4) big fan or multiple fans for some moderate overclocking cooling
5) some other stuff I may have forgotten about ... tell me if you can think of something!

I'm not doing gaming with this machine, it's mainly for editing.  I'm looking for a good quality case. recommended the Antec 900 ATX, but it looks like I have to take the sides completely off.  I have a Dell where all I do is press down on a button on the top and the case opens like a book.  I like it a lot.

So, looking for case recommendations or links to unbiased reviews of cases that fit the bill.


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Fudd049Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It'd be worth checking out the Antec P190 for stylish looks aswell as guarenteed quality I can vouch for.
ugebAuthor Commented:

PCBONEZ: , the newegg wasn't really helpful, it's just a shopping site.  I can't choose the features I want in a case or anything.  Why did you point that one out?

nobus: I would really prefer a case with hinges on the sides, and I need to compare several cases.

Fudd049:  Thanks, however, I care far more about function than style and this case is grossly overpriced.

Can anybody point me to a site that lets me compare cases made within the last couple of years?  I need the features listed above and I can't find anything other a review here or there.

Umm,, yes,, you are shopping for a case and asked for links.
I sent you to a shopping site that has every kind of case imaginable and good prices.
And that's why I sent you there.
ugebAuthor Commented:
coral47's links were the most helpful, but thanks to all for the recs.
Thank you much.    : )
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