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SuperMicro SC733TQ-645
7.4 out of 10

SuperMicro SC733TQ-645

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Overall 10
10

Great server chassis

Victor H., Newegg
30 April 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this chassis to house a VM server, running with a Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard and 4 SATA drives in the hot-swap bays. The noise level might be the only concern, however, there is a BIOS setting that allows you to set the fan speeds at 100%, 70%, 50%, or 30%.
  • Pros: Supermicro quality, excellent SAS/SATA backplane, PWM controlled fans, stable PSU
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Supermicro discourages using this case for their high-end EATX server boards!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Read the review of my continuing saga with this motherboard. I eventually realized that I had to update the BIOS of the X7DWA-N, but to do so via the floppy drive with that motherboard requires a special, undocumented drive to do so!
  • Pros: I bought an X7DCA-L a year ago and, after two weeks to install OSx86 on it, I had such good luck thereafter that once prices came down I decided to go with the X7DWA-N. It arrived as Rev 1.2b and, after the obligatory run-around fretting about CPU Fan Retention Plates (I actually ordered costly f...
  • Cons: Annoyed at Supermicro's very poor documentation for both the X7DWA-N and the case, I was nevertheless relieved to have played it safe by purchasing their case to make my upgrade path easier. WRONG! Supermicro's FAQ for the X7DWA-N reads that, although CSE-733TQ-645B is EATX, actually Supermicro d...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Benjamin H., Newegg
17 March 2010
  • Summary: We've got a ~dozen SuperMicro case/powersupplies in use currently with their boards with no problems. They're good products, but RMA'ing the whole chassis to get a replacement is going to be a huge pain.
  • Pros: Nice chassis, and a good price for the integrated SAS/SATA hotswap backplane.
  • Cons: The power supply had a runtime of approximately an hour and a half before it simply stopped working. I've been working in IT for 10 years, and this is the first new PSU I've seen die quite like this, nevermind a brand new unit. Another power supply tested to work with the board.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case - with caveats

James N., Newegg
16 October 2009
  • Summary: This is a pretty small box for what you get - if Supermicro would put a more modern power supply in it, it would be a just about perfect single-socket workstation chassis.
  • Pros: Works great with the Supermicro C7X58 Core i7 motherboard. It was a breeze to assemble, and has plenty of room. A disturbing amount of airflow - it's noisy with the fans going full tilt, but you won't have to worry about overheating from poor airflow. The hot-swap bays are nice, and having all th...
  • Cons: The included power supply is not stable hooked up to a GTX 260 and a Core i7 with 12 GB RAM - it has no PCI Express power connections, and when you use adapters to power the card, the motherboard starts reporting memory errors. Using a PCI Geforce 5500 card on the same system, it runs fine. The p...
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Overall 10
10

Good Box

Harvey P., Newegg
2 June 2009
  • Summary: Found that system would not turn on, upon examination found that the control ribbon connector was not fully seated on the control oanel on front of case (not a easy place to get to fix.
  • Pros: Very good quality.
  • Cons: Power supply has NO SATA power connectors, Also, I installed Supermicro V7DCA-L Motherboard and not all the mounting holes are supported, even though this was the recommended case.
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Overall 10
10

solid chassis

Zheng L., Newegg
17 April 2009
  • Summary: a) Check the location of your heat sinks. The chassis fits 12"x13" mb, but SATA backplane intrudes 1/2" into the mb's space. Could be a problem if you have large tall heat sinks. b) The fans are loud when at full speed. Make sure your mb has smart fan control capability. Or you can replace them.
  • Pros: Solid construction - comparable to data center equipment costing >$5000. Comes with hot plug SATA backplane.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Case - Loud

Judy T., Newegg
18 December 2008
  • Summary: used http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185053 for replacment fan. was still loud but bearable.
  • Pros: Well built. Nice looking. good hot swap.
  • Cons: Very Loud. Using for high power workstation. In an office environment it was way too loud. Replaced the rear cooling fan with a lower RPM less dB fan to help make it quiet.
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Overall 10
10

Great Small Server Case

Anonymous, Newegg
17 December 2008
  • Summary: The Hotswappable sata backplane saves us a good bit of money. We used to put a hotswap cage in to standard cases, which gets expensive and you still have just a standard case, not a "made for servers" case.
  • Pros: We have used this case for small servers several times and they have been nothing but excellent.
  • Cons: If you use a non-Supermicro motherboard, will may have some extra "front panel" cables that are not used. The Asus server board we used didn't seem to have a place for all of the, I guess, Notification LED's that the case had available.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Visconti L., Newegg
1 November 2008
  • Summary: Front panel serial cable was unplugged. It was a pain in the a*s to access the rear panel and fix cable
  • Pros: Nice Server Case
  • Cons: Rear fan makes too much noise
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Overall 10
10

cse-733tq-645

Anonymous, Newegg
29 August 2008
  • Summary: I built a server in this case and it is half the size of my old server and 4 times more powerful.
  • Pros: Very clean install with all the accessories you will need except extra sata power see below. Hot swap bays are well made. Built very well.
  • Cons: Came in a box bigger than my car, but no way it could be damaged. Hot swap bays support sata drives but power supply has no sata power connectors for rom drives. Had to buy a converter. |Weighs a ton because it is well built. 120 mm fans scream like a banchi but you can rachet the speed down in t...
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