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Hi, I have 3 devices that occupy my 5.25" external bays and would need at least the same space in a new case. I would also need either a Vertical PCIe Slot on the back of the case or a Full Tower case with plenty of PCIe slots, particularly a few between the motherboard and the power supply. It would need to accommodate a PCIe to PCI riser adapter card, either singular or dual depending on the case (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005064528742.html / https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004925369935.html)

A few I've found already:

Silverstone SETA D1 (https://www.silverstonetek.com/en/product/info/computer-chassis/SETA_D1/)​

Pros: has 2x Vertical PCIe slots; 4x 5.25" bays; Power Supply Shroud for riser adapter card to rest on (could potentially block chip as well).
Cons: conflict of dual front fan bracket and 5.25" bays space-wise; 5.25" & 3.5"/2.5" brackets all screw based, not very ergonomic.

Cooler Master CM 690II & III et al. (https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/cm-690-ii-ver-2/ / https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/cm-690-ii-advanced-usb3/ / https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/cm-690-ii-plus-usb3/ / https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/cm693/)​

Pros: has 1x Vertical PCIe slots; 3 or 4x 5.25" bays; tool less design of 5.25" & 3.5/2.5" brackets; CM 690 II has hotswap bay on top.
Cons: No Power Supply Shroud for riser adapter card to rest on (may rest on PSU itself or may be suspended in midair); no or limited support for 2.5" SSDs; ebay sales lack rubber gromets.
 
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any of below anygood, there also might be some cheaper in clearance

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £599.89 (includes delivery: £19.99)​

I do like these cases and have browsed them previously but they seem to have the same number of PCIe slots on the backpanel as my present case and no Vertical PCIe slots. I couldn't help but notice the Phanteks Enthoo Primo has two sections at the bottom, but seems one is for the power supply and the other for water cooling with no option to detach a grill and put in a Vertical PCIe Bracket.
 
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