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Sunil M.

Sunil M.

Joined on 09/24/02

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CHENBRO ES34069-BK-180 Black 0.7 mm SECC Pedestal Server Chassis 180 W (DC: 19V)
CHENBRO ES34069-BK-180 Black 0.7 mm SECC Pedestal Server Chassis 180 W (DC: 19V)

Pros: * Very well built case * Super small and compact, but still has room for 4 hard disks * pretty quiet out of the box * Great for home NAS/WHS build * Chenbro RMA support is very responsive once you get a hold of them

Cons: I have a DG45FC with an E5200 processor. I had alot of issue with powering everything up. I had read in other forums that many people had used this mobo with same TDP processor combinations, so I ended up getting the same thing. Once i put everything together, the system just wouldn't boot up. After testing everything with a spare 450W ATX power supply AND a 150W PicoPSU, I figured it had to be a power supply and RMA'ed the case with newegg. Once the new case came, it also wouldn't power up the system. I ended up having to RMA AGAIN with Chenbro directly this time to replace just the power distribution board and finally everything worked. If I had known I would run into all these issues i might have just picked up a 150W PicoPSU and saved myself the headache.

Overall Review: I used this for a Windows Home Server build and ended up with the following HW: * DG45FC mobo * Intel E5200 Processor * 2x 1.5TB WD Green HD * 2x 500GB WD Caviar HD * 2x 1gb Gskill 5-5-5-15 1.8v RAM Once I got through all the headaches everything worked out really well ... but having to deal with multiple defective power supplies really wasted alot of time. After running for a few weeks, the CPU and Southbridge temperature seem to be a little high, but still well within operating range. I will probably end up getting some aftermarket coolers to try and cool things down some more.