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Pros: I've been using this as an intermediate server size for SMB file servers and desktops. Great size, finish and function. Very happy I experimented with this case.
Cons: None really.
Other Thoughts: I wish there was a more extensive line with this aesthetic leaning toward smaller sizes. The MiniITX-Thin or MiniITX no drive would be a fantastic add.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This case is a standard offering for me and I've been happy with its performance overall.
Cons: The industry is moving faster and this case is a bit outdated. To keep using it, I would prefer to see a slightly more aggressive power supply and a better finish for the interior. The drive tray is a little awkward. It could use better finishing hardware and its a little easy to torque the case such that the exterior shell doesn't always fit flush.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I continue to use this case but could be seduced by Fractal Design if they ever got serious about something to compete with this model. It works great for small servers, like a firewall or compute node where there is no optical or HDD. I've been extremely happy putting boards with mSATA and now M.2 storage. It would be great if the case optimized for these uses.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Can't think of any. Might be a good low end workstation.
Cons: SuperMicro says that it is not supported as a server motherboard - does not support Xeon Haswell.
- Requires video card
- NICs are not ESXi compliant
Other Thoughts: Purchased two systems. One works fine given above notes. Second produces a beep code. Manual doesn't list code. SuperMicro can't explain beep code because they can't get past it having a Xeon chip. Very frustrating experience. SuperMicro / New Egg sells this board as a server motherboard. Clearly, it is not.READ FULL REVIEW