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Chenbro ES34069
7.6 out of 10

Chenbro ES34069

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Overall 2
2.0

Good idea, bad execution

Paul C., Newegg
15 April 2011
  • Summary: Chenbro's tech support page is a web form that pulls double duty as a sales contact e-mail form. There are no numbers to call, no options specifically for repairs or RMAs, and no fields to gather any information about the products you own. I am regretting this purchase greatly.
  • Pros: Smallest hot-swap mini-ITX case I've ever seen, perfectly designed for a NAS or small file server.
  • Cons: No documentation included with case. Online documentation is a generic manual with sections not applicable or even completely incorrect for the case. Advertised accessories are impossible to find. SATA cables too short to reach ports. Optical drive bracket blocks power cables. The power brick is ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Is this practical?

Peter Y., Newegg
26 July 2010
  • Summary: I purchased an ATOM ITX mb w/4 sata for this case. An IDE to SATA converter might help my shortage of connections over 4 HDDs. Still, I have 1 more for a slim DVD-RW. THINK MORE before buying this pricy case.
  • Pros: a small foot print & a good design easy to open inside separated compartment.
  • Cons: Flash card reader is an optional, not included! Remote control adapter is an optional, too. It is almost impossible find those optional parts. Lots of LEDs. Check your mb for connections. No PCI slots.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great small case for NAS

Magnus L., Newegg
25 July 2010
  • Summary: Thanks NewEgg for bringing this case to US. It was hard to get earlier. Also be aware that it comes in TWO different PSU sizes. So pick the one that fits your needs...
  • Pros: Small case that fits 4 3.5" hard drives. Quiet. Love it.
  • Cons: Mine came with broken power LED so build quality is so so. But still a good case for a NAS. Non-standard PSU meaning hard to replace if it breaks..?
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Overall 6
6.0

Unique case

Scott L., Newegg
8 June 2010
  • Summary: This case has an external power supply. There is a different version (not sold by newegg at this time) that has an internal PSU. One other observation... this unit does not come with the SD card reader or other accessories, apparently those are sold seperately.
  • Pros: Very unique. Perfect for my Windows Home Server needs. ITX form factor is all I wanted / needed. It's small and sexy, but at the same time, the geek factor is high too. PSU seems pretty efficient. Setup was easy, although I didn't mess with the slim drive or SD slot, which I think would be more c...
  • Cons: If you run with both included case fans (70mm) running at full tilt, then it is pretty loud. But then, it is a server chassis, so noise doesn't seem to have been a big goal. Because I'm running a low power CPU/mobo, I was able to easily unplug one fan and move the remaining one to the speed contr...
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Overall 10
10

great case

Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2010
  • Pros: I love this case. I built a beautiful HTPC running Ubuntu and XBMC. Got this case mainly for the 4 hot-swappable drive-bays and it didn't disappoint. The case is well constructed, feels solid and has good features in terms of hiding some of the underpinnings that I frankly don't care about. Every...
  • Cons: I can't find the optional IR receiver anywhere! I want one!
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Overall 10
10

Small.. but packs a punch

MURUGAVERL S., Newegg
13 May 2010
  • Summary: I had installed a zotac Mini-DTX, a slim-drive and 2.5" HDD for OS, all withing a matter of 2 hours. The front panel removal can be tricky as mentioned by previous posters. I took extra-care to dis-lodge the inner clips, which is a must if you want the panel clips intact. So far I love it.
  • Pros: Small, but VERY well structured enclosure. Easy to dismantle and assemble. Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX boards. And surprisingly quiet, even with 2 fans!
  • Cons: Hmm.. Oh well.. Maybe the fans are not "silent". :-D
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Overall 10
10

Great small server case

Matthew B., Newegg
7 May 2010
  • Summary: I've been running this case as a headless server on my home network since I received it. Tight fit in some spots, but it does not inhibit airflow or put pressure on any components.
  • Pros: Solid all around build Small size Atom ITX D510 board fit in with no problems at all Hard drives slid into place without too much force
  • Cons: Front cover is slightly weak (seems like the only weak part). It locks, but it really wouldn't take a lot to snap it open anyway, so that's only a minor deterrent.
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Overall 10
10

amazing case if you have the cash

Nelson C., Newegg
19 March 2010
  • Summary: just be very very careful when removing the front part of the case
  • Pros: great case, surprisingly small, gonna stick a zotac h55 in this thing
  • Cons: when installing hd's into removable bays, 3 out of the 4 bays, i had to force the screws in since they weren't aligned correctly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice but expense case, Do you need those bays?

Peter H., Newegg
10 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this case for a Windows Home Server build. Overall I'm very happy with the results. This is a nice looking case that doesn't take up much space. Case comes with 2 pretty loud 70mm fans.
  • Pros: Attractive Small footprint Hot-Swap bays (But do you need them?) Screwless optical drive mounting bracket
  • Cons: Expensive Stock fans are very loud TIGHT space Included riser adapter is PCI. If you need to install a card note that the cable routing in the case will make for an extremely tight install. The four drive SATA cables along with 24 pin power cable will be pressing against it. Case supports 4 hot s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good except the power brick

Massinissa A., Newegg
3 March 2010
  • Pros: Quite unique on the market with 4 hotswappable bay on a mini-itx. Well built, looks solid!
  • Cons: Power Brick make noise, specially when rebooting or shutting down the power.
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