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Pros: Small factor, fast
Cons: Bad engineering
Other Thoughts: I installed the board on a 1U server chasis from Athena, installed router software and after 10 min it will shot down, let it cool start it again this time shot down after 5 min.
Heatsink was hot and did not know what is going on and soon discovered the issue.
The screws holding the heatsink on the back of the board are spring loaded , when you install the board into the case the heatsink screws are a bit taller than the case mounts hence they will get pushed up by the bottom of the case and forcing the heatsink to lose contact with the CPU.
If you try to shim the mounts it will rise the board to much and the fan will rest against the case cover.
Bad design from a renown motherboard company.....as far as I know 1U is a standard don't they verify standards when they manufacture boards?....for clearances?
Pros: Small and light
Cons: NO 3.5 HD bracket, no 5.25 bracket
Other Thoughts: I got the case pretty fast, starting to install the motherboard when I got to the HD I realize that I have no 3.5 HD plate, included was only the 2.5HD plate , also no 5.25 adapter plate.
I bought months ago the same case but with the 200W powe supply and I got the adapters, I spend more money for the 300W power supply and I get in exchange missing plate adapters.
I have to install the machine to a customer tomorrow and I have to drill holes in the 2.5 HD plate to adapt it for the 3.5HD, newegg starts to get my orders wrong more than 50% of the time.
Be aware that the standard IO backplate will not fit you have to dremel it in place, most boards come with standard size IO plate
How hard is it NEWEGG to include the information that the standard IO plate will not fit the case?
Pros: Small form factor, not heavy
Cons: My 10 year old son can design a better case, the front cooling fans are blocked my the ram sticks so virtually they are useless in the case cooling.
The standard I/O backplate does not fit the back of the case you have to cut it with a dremel tool and is nowhere any info that does not fit the standard I/O.
Also you can't use a standard 1U riser card , again a failure from newegg part, you need to use a 1U riser with a flexible cable, they do not even have that in the suggested parts, so now I have a 1U riser card I can't use.
Also the shipping took 10 days to Toronto....10 days I get orders faster from Europe and Taiwan.
From La to Vancover it took 3 days from vancover to Toronto 7 days, I couldve easy drive to LA and back faster than 10 days .
Other Thoughts: I do not recommend this case , only if you want to have headaches and lose customers given the extremely long shipping time.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Angelino B.
Date Joined: 11/19/08
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