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NORCO RPC-2304 2U Rackmount 2U Short Depth Rackmount Chassis with 4 x Hot Swap Trays Standard ATX power supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap
Very well built.
Short depth to fit my short rack
4 3.5 drive bays in a 2 u case.
fits a micro atx mobo and standard atx psu

Cons: Air flow is not the best but it is good enough.
The case fans sound like jet engines if you don't have a controller.
Doesn't come with or say you need to have a REVERSE breakout cable nor a forward.
Drive bays are pretty cheap. but i have 4 drives and don't every plan on taking them out until i need to upgrade.

Other Thoughts: This case if well worth the price. Its not $400 case by any means but it ranks up there. The design is set out very nice. The build quality is is very nice. I needed this case because the rack i have is very short and this fits perfect.

I am running a 400w psu, micro ATX mobo, with an I3 and 8GB ram.
I am using openmediavault with an SSD plugged inside of the case to the USB 3.0 internal slot for a 5th drive. The hard drives are WD red 5TBs running in an EX4 raid 5.

With stock cooling the drives reached 43C when I transferred over 1TB of data. The drives idle at 38C with stock cooling.

I rigged an old Laptop cooling system directly under the drives. I used foamboard to make a little channel that sucks air in from the front grate and blows air directly up onto the drives. The trays have holes in the bottom that directly show the Drives. With this new cooling the drives idle at 31C.

Overall I absolutely love this case for the NAS I built. I was able to fit it into my small rack and use leftover computer parts to get a 13.5 TB Home Built NAS.

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Good cheap Board 03/21/2014

This review is from: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Micro ATX size. Cheap simple. Newegg says 8GB max memory but it is really 16GB.

Cons: Not really seeing how the only cons are because I didn't want to spend more money.

Other Thoughts: I am running ESXI 5.5 paired with a fx-6300 and 8GB of memory I had laying around. If anyone is looking to do this it worked fine for me. It is not showing the onboard NIC, but I think the BIOS needs an update. I have a dual card so I'm not worrying about it. Simple cheap home server board no fancy things to get in the way.

Newegg says 8GB max memory but it is really 16GB.

Acer V246HLbd Black 24
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very light display. The image is very clear and crisp. Small bezels makes it great for duel monitors.

Cons: This is a big complaint. The mounting bracket for the base is the worst possible design ever. Very small and flimsy the monitor feels like it is going to fall over if you touch it. If you move your monitor alot do not buy this monitor it will fall apart.

Other Thoughts: Other than the base and mounting hinge it is a decent monitor. Speakers also suck, but what monitor speakers don't.


Bryan C.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan C.

Date Joined: 12/03/08

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/09/11
  • Last Review: 06/03/15
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