I was initially going to go for the XIII before I started this thread, since Addonics seemed to be the only company with any options along these lines. I still like it, especially that it's narrow. I'm guessing the Lian Li is better for airflow, so if that's available...I don't know. Choices...
If I go for the modular approach, which I normally prefer...I can get a normal tower to hold the mobo, and one of these Addonics for just the drives. I like that setup. But you guys freaked me out about noise and heat!
So now I'm debating:
big fat Lian Li all-in-one
Addonics XIII with 20-disk array, and separate tower
I'm leaning towards the latter. I first want to check the fan setup on that tower, see how many, what size, etc. More portable also. You know, I'll call them about the noise issue.