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SUPERMICRO SuperChassis CSE-743T-665B Black 4U Pedestal Server Case 665W 80PLUS Bronze 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

  • 665W 80PLUS Bronze
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays 8 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2016 7:32:41 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA beast! Nice design - poor fit and finish...

Pros: This case is a good value for the money. It is a well built unit with some slick features. Plenty of room in the motherboard compartment for full sized ATX motherboard. I mounted a mATX board and it looks like a mini ITX inside this case. There's a wall of high flow fans that separate the front drive bays from the rear motherboard / power supply area. There's also a space to mount a 120mm fan to pull air out of the rear. A plastic shroud funnels air over the CPU to ensure proper CPU cooling. All in all some very good American engineering went into the design of this case.

Cons: Now the reason I took a couple of eggs away. The fit and finish is equivalent to a 1985 Oldsmobile... The fan wall is slightly too tall and prevents the side cover to sit flat so it can slide lock back in place. I had to execute a little redneck engineering and use a flat head screwdriver to slightly pry out all 8 tabs to allow the side cover to lock. Also I would have preferred the power supply to be left out. The 665w unit Supermicro included with the case is NOT modular and includes a huge was of PCIe power connections for high end graphics cards. Since this is a server case these are only in the way.

Other Thoughts: All in all I do recommend this case. Even though it seems like Supermicro does everything (for a lack of a better word) half assed, they are the closest thing to an American computer components manufacture that we have. This case is stamped with "Assembled in America". It totally shows in both good and bad ways.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 1/1/2016 10:06:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSturdy Industrial Strength Enterprise Grade Server Box. Pricey but heavy duty

Pros: - The side panel mechanism is nice - pops open with a push on the tab, and swings open almost like a hinge giving full access effortlessly. By just taking two screws out you can pop down the Fan partition down about 30 degrees (and pop the fans out with one hand) for room to connect backplane cables, run SATA cables, etc. Nice grommets for cable passthrough, other than spare cables @ the PSU I didn't need any zipties. Very solid backplane and typical server type hot swappable tool-less 8 bay 3.5" drive stack. the 3 bay 5.25" also pops out (tool-less) and there's the option to rotate it 90 degrees if you want depending on whether the case will be installed in a server rack horizontally (includes mount holes for rails) or sit upright with nice stable feet even though it's a Hoss (beefy/heavy when loaded). Fans are quite capable yet very reasonable noise level when idling (but can really crank if you need it) and it's really nice how they mount/unmount into their restraints without tools (including power connector), so you can just pop them out to quickly access something inside, exchange the fan if it goes down, etc. -- and that could be done while the machine is running. PSU seems to run reasonably cool and is quiet, well located and with plenty of power cables. I am running Supermicro board with dual Xeon L5640's and am able to have the bios run fans slow and still have great temps even with the case full of drives. Room for more fans in a cage @ back of case, though my temps show there's no need in my configuration. These are cool 60 watt TDP xeons though that don't even need fans on the heat sinks, so it might be a different story with high freq. hot running i7's and/or with dual video cards, etc.
Paint finish is good. drive caddies are good. They provide plenty of screws / mount hardware for what I needed with a big E-ATX dual CPU MB.
I have 6/8 of the 3.5" drive slots full and my drive temps are 28 degrees (with fan speeds at the low end) so you can have confidence if using it for a NAS, etc.sad
Nice plastic shroud pops into place to further direct airflow over CPU. If you have a very tall heatsink I could see that possibly not being an option though.

Cons: Minor: the cable from MB USB header to the front panel is just short enough that if you pull the 5.25 drive rack all the way out it can pull the header loose at that end. Annoying since there's not enough room to put it back in place if there's a device in the upper slot.

And of course it's a pricey case - it's very solid, but there are cheaper options that will do the job. Matched to a super micro MB, installation was without challenge and pretty straightforward. I'm certainly not unhappy with the results.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this if you're wanting something easily moved or portable - it's heavy!
It's quiet enough to have in your office if your config (which should be most typical installs) allows the fans to run slower. However if you want silence, this rig is really meant for a server room so think twice.

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  • Jason V.
  • 2/20/2015 7:12:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMost Excellent File Server Case

Pros: Hot-swap SATA, PWM cooling fans, clear plastic cover for motherboard to help create "wind tunnel" from disk fans to rear of case, perfectly-sized power supply to drive CPU and 8 HDD

Cons: PWM fan cables need to be longer. Had to purchase splitters so that I could connect the 4 fans up to the 2 closest PWM headers on the SuperMicro motherboard. 4-pin extenders would also work at the cost of using up all of the mobo's headers. SuperMicro should also include the rear fan by default given the cost of the case; as it stands it's an add-on for more $$.

Other Thoughts: This is a server case, not one you want to use for your gaming rig. Its power supply is perfectly sized to handle a CPU (or two) and 8 drives. Don't think you're going to drive 2 big nVidia or AMD graphics cards with it because it's not adequate for that.

It's also LOUD; made for a server rack in a data center. The 4 cooling fans can spin up to 5k RPM under serious load, and those suckers produce a significant amount of noise.

DO NOT buy this case for your room or office. Buy it for a server closet or basement or where ever people *won't* be.

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  • Accounts P.
  • 9/19/2014 10:57:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice option if you need a tower

Pros: This case is basically a standard server 4U tipped on its side. It has the normal features you'd expect in a server chassis: they're not shown in the current pictures of this exact model, but the other CSE-743 chassis sold here have pictures showing the internals, which are the same. It has multiple hot-swap cooling fans that are same as used in other Supermicro rack-only servers, airflow shroud, etc. It's not documented well, but the 5.25 bays here are part of a removal module which can be swapped to gain more 3.5 etc (sold separately, of course).

Cons: The cables for the case fans are relatively short, and you will need extensions depending on your motherboard. You will also need 4 PWM fan connectors on your MB: there probably won't be that many on a typical consumer motherboard, so verify the number and location in advance.

The fans are extremely loud unless you use the PWM function to slow them down.

Other Thoughts: This is the best option I've found anywhere when you need a server chassis in a tower configuration. It can also be rack-mounted, so it's nice to know that's an option in the future.

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  • Fred G.
  • 1/16/2013 4:10:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Server Case

Pros: Great design, they thought of everything when they designed this case.

Cons: Absolutely None

Other Thoughts: Can be used for pedestal server also.

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  • Frank S.
  • 9/10/2012 4:54:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CAse

Pros: Sturdy case. Easy install of Supermicro MoBo.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Wish it were a little less expensive but client extremely happy.

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