Any recommendations for a quiet full atx case, that has decent cooling and enough space for about 8 hdd/ssd?
If you don't care to check out a mid tower look at the Fractal Design Define R5. Its optimized for quietness, also has tons of space for cooling and 8 HDD bays + 2 SSD slots on the back of the mobo tray.
That is the one I've been looking at, but seeing as I'm currently using a R4, I don't know if I could justify it; but it could solve some issues in my current setup.
My system is loaded with 5 HDD's and 2 SSD's, so with the R4 I'm presently stuck with having to keep the two drive cages in place along with the optical bay - meaning restricted airflow.
I was thinking that a full tower would create greater breathing room, but the R5 is a great option to modify the setup with the front cages being modular.