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CHENBRO RM42300-F 1.2 mm SGCC 4U Rackmount Server Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 120mm Fans
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Learn more about the Chenbro RM42300-F

Model

Brand
CHENBRO
Model
RM42300-F

Spec

Chassis Type
Rackmount
Form Factor
4U
Case Material
1.2 mm SGCC
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro-ATX(9.6"x9.6")
ATX (12"x9.6")
CEB (12"x10.5")

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4 (CEB board only 2 HDDs)
Expansion Slots
7
External Slim Drive Bays
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1

Physical Spec

Dimensions
17.5" x 16.9" x 6.9"

Features

Features
Versatile storage combination with Chenbro storage kits
Excellent isolated anti-vibration drive cage

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/20/2013 5:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice!

Pros: Sturdy, heavy and will last forever. Options galore and plenty of room for pretty much everything you can think of. Someone mentioned the front switches being flimsy, but they seem fine to me. I do agree that the blue LED is too bright, but I'm not sleeping next to this so it doesn't matter. The front left fan IS loud, so I might replace it. Otherwise I'm very happy with this case.

Cons: Blue LED is too bright and front fan is loud.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a 4u case, definitely consider this one.

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  • Thomas B.
  • 11/19/2013 4:18:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case for the money

Pros: Shallow depth, plenty room. Excellent media PC/Server.

Cons: Front fan noisy

Other Thoughts: Would consider replacing front fan with three smaller rear fans

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  • Joe L.
  • 7/25/2013 2:53:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell ventilated, and great as a tower.

Pros: Great case. Shallow depth works well in custom rack setups. The ventilation on this case is fantastic, hard to beat when compared to other similar priced tower or rack cases. The front 12cm fan make it easy to maintain positive case air pressure, to cut down on dust buildup. There is room for an extra 8cm front fan and 2 8cm rear fans.

Cons: No cons really. But wish list would be for full exterior power coating, and an option to install a second 12cm fan in place of the right drive bay.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a tower case instead of a rack, this case is a great option. One or both rack ears can be removed, allowing the case to stand on its side like a tower.

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  • ivan c.
  • 4/4/2012 4:57:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad

Pros: 4 star quality, for a 2 star price, real nice case for the money

Cons: Its heavy, even heavier with the everything in it

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  • Mark D.
  • 3/3/2012 10:08:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Design, great price, high quality.

Pros: Steel construction, removable cages, Chenbro quality. Great design. I love the way the back of this case is designed, it has a small 25mm overhang where the rear mobo shield goes, this allows for the 80mm rear fans to set back a little from the CPU cooler. Also there is a nice outtake (honeycomb) vent that sits over the PCI slots. When using this case with a top exaust graphics card (GTX 295) the hot air blows up and out. Brilliant!

Cons: It would be great if the whole case was powder coated, but for this price, it fine. The switches are cheap, but like another person mentioned they are standard size.

Other Thoughts: This is my 4th RM423, bought for a personal build. I love this chassis!

I wish I could purchase the split front bezel or single bezel. Newegg dosent stock them, and can't seem to locate one.

Alot of Chenbro cages will work with this case, even though the compatibility list dosent mention it.

This case is steel and quality, if you take your time, you can modify this case easily for your needs. Trust me.

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  • Steven T.
  • 2/23/2012 10:07:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAstounding!

Pros: Very simplistic design that actually works! as the other reviewers have said this is a quality unit for the price, the bays come out as a unit and slide right back again with no fuss, even mounting the motherboard into the removable tray came with no fuss, I have had 1 too many cases where 1 screw never wanted to line up correctly. I contacted Chenbro because as stated there is no option to order it with the 2nd 5.25 cage, they got me in contact with a retailer that had it in stock and shipped out the same day, cudos for them. As a side note in total even with over priced fans this case still ran me half the cost of previous builds.

Cons: Only notable cons I have are that the case does not come with said factory option for 2nd 5.25 bay opening, and that the case as a whole is not painted throughout, would of been a VERY attractive bargain totally powder coated. Other then that the power and reset buttons are flimsy. Yes flimsy is what I would best describe them as, they are EASILY replaceable and generic sizes. Another con to some is the intensity of the front panel blue power LED, this thing casts a 4 ft circle on a wall 12 feet away, no joke it is THAT bright.

Other Thoughts: Chenbro has a good thing going here, Hopefully they can keep up with the quality.

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  • Mark D.
  • 1/27/2012 10:19:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPure Rack Mounted Pleasure

Pros: One of the best designed rack cases I have ever seen.
Steel construction. Every included accessory is quality, made by Chenbro

Cons: I personally think the power and reset switches are cheap, but that is my only my opinion

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if you could swap the 5.25 cage on the right, with the fan cage on the left. Maybe you can..

I have bought and built 3 of these so far, and will buy more.

Best 4u for the price

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/30/2011 9:47:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChenbro quality

Pros: - Same high level of build quality as seen on Chenbro's $400+ server chassis. All parts drop in, slide and fit perfectly into place with no flexing and little to no force. Similarly priced enthusiast offerings pale in comparison.
- Very rigid and solid. It is built like a tank. All steel.
- High level of attention to details including rubber dampening for drive cage mounts, easy front fan and filter access, internal bracket for power supply stability, etc.

Cons: As a minor point there seems to be no option to buy this case with a second 3x5.25 inch bay preinstalled in place of a 120mm fan bay.

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  • Jacob M.
  • 8/19/2011 12:03:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome case

Pros: great case, everything fits, the build quality is better then rosewill or other cheaper brands in $80+ range.

Cons: none

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  • Beau L.
  • 7/14/2011 8:41:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Like it

Pros: Superb build quality. Everything lines up precisely as it should. The 120mm fan in the front seems to be of good build quality. The slim optical bay is a nice touch so that the 5.25" drive bays aren't wasted on an optical drive.

Cons: 1. Newegg doesn't always have enough in-stock when I need them. 2. The mounting for the slim optical bay seems to cause problems for some tray loading slim optical drives (they seem to jam and wont open). I think the mounting rail possibly warps the drive slightly when tightened but not sure. I switched to a slot load optical drive and have no problems now.

Other Thoughts: I have built several specialized computers using this case and have had zero problems with them. The system I build with this case required lots of cooling so I usually replace the front 120mm fan with a high output 160cfm Delta fan and add a couple of 80cfm Vantec Tornado 80mm fans in the back. It sounds like a jet engine with these fans added to it.

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