The Lian Li PC-A7110 is one of my favorite aluminum cases. It doesn’t have a lot of eye candy in terms of acrylic windows, but is made completely of aluminum and is truly built to be a server.
It comes pre-installed with a bunch of extra bars to support long-ass option cards, and has a pre-installed backplane in the drive bay for instant hot-swap drives. The included drive rails required a little bit of installation (you have to use Lian Li’s special screws to fit in the bay properly).
This case is also extremely roomy and supported a closing door (which could be modified to open on the left or right hinge). It also had pre-drilled holes for Lian Li’s WB-01 Metal case wheels (review here), which I installed to make the case roll forwards and backwards… which you really need with a case this large.
We used this case as a test bed for several reviews, but never did a full-blown review on the case itself. We took some awesome photos of this case, and it would be a shame to waste them, so here they are!