Build an Affordable Virtualization Server for Thin-Client Computing
Let's face it, most small businesses do not have server rooms, racks or anything of that nature. In the typical small business, a server is either crammed into a closet or left out in the open. All things being equal, we figured that our server would be put on display, so it would need to look attractive, be very quiet and be easy to assemble.
Picking a good case amounts to balancing style against cost, yet providing for adequate cooling, with quality construction. After looking at the various cases on the market for system builders and coming across many beautiful designs from Antec, NZXT and so on, we kept coming back to a case offered by Thermaltake Technology, the Armor+ VH6000.
You can't deny that this case has "gamer" written all over it, yet it is an impressive housing that borders on a work of art. The black grated faceplate shouts business, while the LED-lit clear side panel shouts art.
Beyond the "bling" factor, what makes the VH6000 suitable for our server is that the unit provides ample cooling and extensive expansion options. The case offers seven 5.25-inch external drive bays, seven 3.5-inch internal drive bays and three very quiet cooling fans.