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8.1* out of 10

SuperMicro CSE-743TQ-R760B

Cabinet Form Factor: Rack-Mountable Full Tower Motherboard F Read more

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Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro CSE-743TQ-R760B

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Overall 10

Most Excellent File Server Case

Jason V., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: This is a server case, not one you want to use for your gaming rig. Its power supply is perfectly sized to handle a CPU (or two) and 8 drives. Don't think you're going to drive 2 big nVidia or AMD graphics cards with it because it's not adequate for that. It's also LOUD; made for a server rack in a data center. The 4 cooling fans can spin up to 5k RPM under serious load, and those suckers produce a significant amount of noise.
  • Pros: Hot-swap SATA, PWM cooling fans, clear plastic cover for motherboard to help create "wind tunnel" from disk fans to rear of case, perfectly-sized power supply to drive CPU and 8 HDD
  • Cons: PWM fan cables need to be longer. Had to purchase splitters so that I could connect the 4 fans up to the 2 closest PWM headers on the SuperMicro motherboard. 4-pin extenders would also work at the cost of using up all of the mobo's headers. SuperMicro should also include the rear fan by default given the cost of the case; as it stands it's an add-on for more $$.
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Overall 10

nice option if you need a tower

Accounts P., Newegg
19 September 2014
  • Summary: This is the best option I've found anywhere when you need a server chassis in a tower configuration. It can also be rack-mounted, so it's nice to know that's an option in the future.
  • Pros: This case is basically a standard server 4U tipped on its side. It has the normal features you'd expect in a server chassis: they're not shown in the current pictures of this exact model, but the other CSE-743 chassis sold here have pictures showing the internals, which are the same. It has multiple hot-swap cooling fans that are same as used in other Supermicro rack-only servers, airflow shroud, etc. It's not documented well, but the 5.25 bays here are part of a remo...
  • Cons: The cables for the case fans are relatively short, and you will need extensions depending on your motherboard. You will also need 4 PWM fan connectors on your MB: there probably won't be that many on a typical consumer motherboard, so verify the number and location in advance. The fans are extremely loud unless you use the PWM function to slow them down.
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Overall 10

Very Nice Server Case

Fred G., Newegg
16 January 2013
  • Summary: Can be used for pedestal server also.
  • Pros: Great design, they thought of everything when they designed this case.
  • Cons: Absolutely None
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Overall 10

Great CAse

Frank j., Newegg
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Wish it were a little less expensive but client extremely happy.
  • Pros: Sturdy case. Easy install of Supermicro MoBo.
  • Cons: none
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