Summary: Case is too small for me. By the time I put a raid controller in it there just isn't enough room. Too crowded. BTW there is a place for a second fan. 80mm. Front bottom of chassis. You have to take the front bezel off to mount it.
Pros: Good solid case. I do like Supermicro. They makes nice chassis. I tried this with their CSE-M14TQC. No real complaints if it is what you are looking for.
Cons: I don't know who is at fault. I tried using a Intel S1200V3RPS server board and had a problem with the power supply. Even though the board only has one CPU Intel requires that both the 2x2 (or the one 2x8 as the case may be) have power. I had to buy and adapter. I don't think it is a Supermicro p...
Summary: Both cons are subjective and not a real negative. CPU's are a lot less power hungry than they once were and even 4 15K SAS drives might not truly max out the PSU. I checked the onboard temps of a recent build and the highest I saw was 46C so does it really need more than one fan.
Pros: Compact but not too small Swing out drive bay Designed for Supermicro boards Whisper Quiet Fan
Cons: Power supply seems too small for the amount of equipment and drives you can put in it. No other places to mount a fan other than the one it comes with,
Summary: This case would also be nice for a regular PC build.
Pros: I love this case, the build quality is excellent for the money, it's exactly what I have been looking for, and it doesn't rattle like some cases I've had in the past. I'm going to buy another one soon.
Pros: This is a great little chassis/power supply combination. My obsessive-compulsiveness appreciates the lack of audio connectors and the lack of flashy blue LEDs, as well as the rugged construction and the overall easy of use/building.
Cons: While a lot of folks remark on how nicely this integrates with Supermicro boards, it didn't quite work out that way with my A1SAM-2550F. This wasn't horribly painful, but wasn't quite what I was expecting either. It'd be nice if they included more than just the one fan, but it's hard to complain ...
Pros: This case came with a power supply. It is sufficient for my needs. I've had it for about two years and have not had any issues with it. I really like the drive bays. It's very easy to remove/insert drives without the hassle of screws or removing the cage like other cases I've owned. I would defin...
Summary: I think it's a great value. Fits the SuperMicro MoBo very well. 4 slide out drive bays. Went together very quick and painless. Small size. Have it on it's side in my entertainment rack. looks like any other piece of equipment. Fan is very quiet but moves lot of air.
Pros: For ninety bucks you can't go wrong. It's heavy.. made of steel. Drive bays are a little flimsy but they got the job done. Power supply was not going to work. 6 pin CPU plug wasn't enough for the MBD-X9SCL-F MoBo. Needs 8 pin so I dug in my stash and found a new 500 watt that worked perfect.
Cons: Power supply. Screws were a little on the cheap side. Replaced with good ones from my stash.
Summary: Good air flow, heat dissipation, typically easy to assemble. It can get a little cramped on the inside, so beware of the order you try to set things up.
Pros: Works flawlessly with SuperMicro branded boards, very convenient connectors built to work together. You can also use non-supermicro boards but you have to try a little harder to plug in front panel connectors - no big deal. Solid, sturdy, robust and quiet. I own two of these, going back for a 3rd...
Cons: The built in power supply is only 300W, so don't expect to use this for a high-end workstation without upgrading the PSU first. For my next purchase of this case though, 300W is just fine, so I look forward to using it. I'm sure it's a solid PSU.