Great case & power supply for dense installations.
Angie F., Newegg
13 November 2009
Pros: Lightweight, small, quiet. I/O panel is on the front making front and back rack installs possible. Works great for Mini-ITX motherboards like the Intel BOXDG41MJ. Includes an 80PLUS certified PSU.
Pros: Goes great with a PDSBM-LN2+ or X7SBL-LN2 motherboard for a small-footprint server with good options. Very good linux stability and mobo support. Able to take these and rack the front and back side of a standard 42U 4-post cabinet in a data colo.
Cons: Case can only be used with SuperMicro mATX Motherboards or motherboards that have the exact same panel cutout. Rear Panel is part of case and NOT removable. NewEgg does not sell the dual 2.5" Hard drive bracket. It's a 8-dollar part if you search google.
Pros: Small Half-Depth case allowed me to mount two in a 1U full rack space back to back; Must use SuperMicro PDSBM board but not an issue as the board is a rock-solid item; My recipe consisted of a SuperMicro PDSBM-LN2+, Intel Q6600 SLACR production CPU (all Q6600's in the last 2-3 years are SLACR's), Kingstong KVR667D2N5K2/4G 4-Gigabytes of memory, and two WD Scorpio WD1600BEKT 160-gig 2.5" Hard Drives; With CPU, Memory, and Hard-Drive usage at max load the system pulls a...
Cons: Case has inadequate cooling! You will need to get a blower type CPU cooler (not a regular fan-type cooler) like the dynatron P199, and I had to buy 3 40mm fans to augment airflow in the case; Two of the fans I had to bolt on the outside of the back of the case where the large air vent is and one fan went inside with some double-sided foam tape in front of the hard drives