I am in the process of creating a massive warehouse (from Indiana Johns to be specific). The only problem I am running into is when I make these massive stacks of chests in long rows, it looks like most of my warehouse is empty because only the ones in range (64 i think) render. Im on 1.12.2 and have forge with optifine installed and I have to turn my render distance up to 40 to see from one end to the other in the warehouse (to give you perspective).
I have since solved this specific problem by making 50% of the chests into crafting tables. that way, when the chest don't render anymore, its far enough to not be able to tell there are no chests unless you look closely.