Joined on 03/19/10
Good Cheap Case
Pros: If you're building a server, this is a good inexpensive option. This case is a well built case. Unlike other cheap rackmount cases, this unit comes with no fans. Why is this a PRO? Because you can install your own system fans instead of using the cheap fans supplied with most cheap cases that only spin at full speed. This case will require a bit of an extended build as you will need to install said fans, but in my mind that's not such a big deal. Case does come with a removable air filter for front system fans.
Cons: Optical Drive Bays Covers are vented. I understand how you may or may not want to draw air in through these holes directly into your PSU to keep everything nice and cool, but it would be nice if they came with optional covers to stop this airflow as well for those of us wanting to build a positive pressure system. I cut a bit of black plastic and wedged it in place to allow my system fans to force air in and over my mobo and HDD's then out thru the PSU. I haven't really checked to see if there is a temp. diff in the two setups, but my main concern is keeping dust out.
Overall Review: Would have given 5 eggs if the optical drive bays were solid. Don't let that little rant stop you from buying this case. Overall it's really nice for the price point. You won't find better at this price.
Solid Good Looking Rack Chassis
Pros: Sturdy. Well Built. Looks Great.
Cons: Very tight spaces to work in, only one 3.5" drive bay unless you use a hot swap cage or adapter rails.
Overall Review: Took one egg off do to the tight working conditions and because that was fixed with the newer version. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192337
Nice Quiet Power Supply
Pros: It's not fanless, but it's not loud either. Very quiet PSU.
Overall Review: In my use case, a 1.5U rackmount case, the CPU power connector will not reach MOBO. If you're in the same boat, PSU on opposite side of case as CPU power connector, order an extender. Not a fault of the PSU, just wanted to pass this on to others.
Great unit for specific use cases
Pros: Well built, solid design. Throw in an Intel copy some ram and a 2.5" hdd and your ready to roll. Great for small PC like edu computer lab or kiosks. We use ours as the base of a small Linux based NVR along with a WD red 3tb hdd. Very pleased with the quality of this product.
Cons: None that I can think of. Ok just so I can put something down, it would get 5 eggs if it had a built in case tamper.
Overall Review: Updated my review today just to say, this thing has been sitting on a shelf recording video for a while now with not one single problem or reboot. Great little tiny box to set on a shelf and forget. If your space limited, this is for you!
BEST BANG FOR $$$
Pros: Depends on your reason for purchase: 1: Netbox, tv stream box, social media machine, ect. - The EEElinux OS shipped with unit is great for streaming HULU, Youtube, checking your facebook, and general web surfing. It boots extremely fast, and its so quiet you cant even tell its running 2: Ubuntu overhaul - i used a flash drive and installed ubuntu netbook remix on this machine. runs perfect, not as quick to boot, but that is a fair trade off because with ubuntu you can do so much more. Overall this is a great buy for the linux lover. I bought this one for a customer to run a matrix display for their camera system on, i now plan to buy myself one!!
Cons: with almost all new pc's there is a lack of basic documentation. there is a sheet that shows your basic connections, but nothing on any technical workings. I will let you know that in order to reach the boot options to boot from a USB drive you must push f8 during start up, even if USB is the first boot option in the bios.
Slow contact times
I emailed Digital Shopper after receiving an automated notice that the item was not in stock. After a week they got back to me and finally after a few more weeks offered a refund. I am not sure if I have received this refund as I have not gotten an email confirming it, I guess I will have to check my next credit card statement for that. I will not buy from them again and advise others to do the same.
Made a mistake in my last review
Please omit my last review that was for the seller Digital Shopper who's order is not listed on my order history anymore, oh well at least now someone will hear about it. AntOnline was nothing but stellar in delivering my order on time and as described. Sorry for the poor review earlier.