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SUPERMICRO CSE-731i-300B Black Pedestal Server Case 300W Power Supply w/ PFC 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

  • 300W Power Supply w/ PFC
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 90mm Fans
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • steve h.
  • 8/6/2014 3:42:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A nice simple and quiet case that is perfect for any build.

Cons: It would be nice if the drive bays were facing to the left like a lot of the newer cases out there. it makes updates drive faster and easyer

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommended this case for anyone building a
PC

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  • Sherman B.
  • 6/4/2014 8:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

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 definitely recommend this case. I bought this case for a Supermicro motherboard.

Cons: None

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  • James h.
  • 4/17/2014 11:38:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNAS build

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Andrew D.
  • 4/10/2013 7:39:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this enclosure

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 soon.

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Juan O.
  • 3/15/2013 6:07:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Looks professional and clean
Has network and HDD leds on front panel, two usb connectors
Power supply is decent for small builds, including Xeon 1230 v2 and 2 WD RE HDDs.
Somewhat quiet

Cons: Only 4 internal HDD bays
PSU has low wattage, but enough for small builds
A bit pricey

Other Thoughts: Great case. Built two servers with same components and it's working great so far. Recommended.

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  • Alex G.
  • 11/6/2012 3:46:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case, cheap PSU

Pros: Nice sturdy case, well built, no sharp edges, convenient access to HDD bay.

Cons: Cheap power supply makes electrical noise. Not going to trust $1000+ equipment to it.

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  • dave s.
  • 7/6/2012 12:03:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow! Fantastic Quality

Pros: Excellent build quality and design, power supply seems pretty good too. Looks and feels very well built

Cons: Quirky Hard Drive tray design, and uhh, hmmm... That's it really.

Other Thoughts: The fit and finish of this case is really fantastic. Its a bit pricy, but considering it comes with a server-grade power supply, it's nothing to sneeze at. This is the way all cases should be built (with the exception of the somewhat odd Hard Drive trays, I know they're handy for quick releases but I still prefer good ol' fashioned screws.)

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  • Robroy G.
  • 7/4/2012 11:08:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall, high quality case; great bargain.

Pros: This small case has a high-quality, sturdy feel to it, and it's not adorned with dumb extras like flappy doors that break, or meaningless LEDs. Hooking up all the connectors to the mainboard's really easy if you have a Supermicro mainboard also, since they use a custom connector that does them all at once. An adapter's included for non-Supermicro mainboards. I combined this case with an H8SCM and love it.

Cons: The including power supply unit's not super quiet; if you're locating your computer in a very quiet room you're going to hear it. The case fan's not all that quiet either. Both parts seem high-quality though. But if you're going for a super-quiet system, you'll probably wind up replacing the PSU, and hooking up the case fan to 5V direct, non-PWM. The case is still a superb bargain despite these things.

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  • ASTRA L.
  • 5/7/2011 3:51:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful little case

Pros: Cheap, quiet, light, and easy to set up. Idle power with a SSD boot and 4 platter drives is around 30-40 watts. I got a 470W UPS to make sure I had it covered, and I'm usually sitting around 7% load with a full hour of run time on the UPS. When I run a drive test to jack up the load on the RAID my power consumption rises to about 55 watts, then immediately drops back to ~30 watts once the test is over.

Cons: Power supply could use a bit more power and an 8-pin CPU power connector. Don't try to run a power-hungry CPU with this, as it probably won't support the CPU current draw at full tilt. I'm using a Xeon X3430 without a problem, but it's not being pushed.

Other Thoughts: I'm using a Supermicro X8SIL-V mobo with this, fits like a glove. DVD drive, SSD boot drive, and 4 2TB platter drives in RAID 10 all fit perfectly. I was originally going to buy an extra fan to put on the hard drives, but after getting it up and running I noticed that a significant amount of air is pulled through the hard drives just by the rear case fan and power supply fan. I'm not really sure a dedicated fan on the hard drives is all that necessary anymore.

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  • ALMA R.
  • 4/25/2011 8:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small case, hard drive bay setup is pretty nice, easy to remove drives. 300 watt power supply should be enough for most setups. Tool-less side panel. Professional looking case.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Could use fan in the front. I added a 80mm case fan.

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