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Summary bought this to take apart. only wanted the motherboard tray with IO. worked perfectly for what i wanted. easy to drill out rivets and came apart like nothing. on sale, was cheaper to buy this than a real motherboard tray with IO.
Cons Older styling, individual jumpers for main front panel..
Summary This case is a great value for the price. It is nothing special, and a little out dated as far as having usb 2.0, and 3.5 slots, and separate jumpers for the front panel as opposed to one. It also includes hardware, and standoffs, and a PC speaker for those old MBs that don't have them. A good buy for a cheap build.
Pros - Fits in a standard 19" rack on its side! - Just barely fits a full sized pci-e video card with HDDs in.
Cons - Cheaply made, but comes with the low low price - Everything fits tight - Not as good cooling for a desktop if you pay the extra a slightly bigger case. Only fits a 80mm fan in the front and the back.
Summary I got these due to size and cost. It so happened that the cheapest case on NCIX was also one that fits nicely into a rack, takes 6x 3.5HDDs inside, and fits a standard ATX mobo with all the fixings. Due to its low cost and size to fit into a 19" Server Rack, I'm giving it 5 stares. It may be tight and cheap, but it works a treat. For a cheap case, I'm buying another tonight for my new ProxMox whitebox server with 32gb ram.
Cons No fans, cheap metal, stupid 'guard mechanism'
Summary The metal of this case is very flimsy, and can cut you if you're not careful. Because of this, any added fans and fast hard drives reverberate against the case and are louder than they should be - that said it's quiet when you have no extra fans.
PCI cards are locked in with some stupid mechanism that I had a lot of trouble figuring out and eventually discarded, leaving a hole open in the back of the case. It might not have been an issue if I hadn't bent it trying to figure out how it worked - would be nice if the case had included a little bit of documentation on this 'feature'.
The motherboard panel didn't fit quite right, really needed to use some elbow grease to get it in.
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