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Justin S.

Justin S.

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Solid 2U case at a great price

NORCO RPC-230 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
NORCO RPC-230 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: This is a very solid case. I am using a number of these for a small renderfarm. Once I figured them out, I found them easy to work with. Airflow is good.

Cons: a bit ugly, if that matters to you. The drive bays are awkward. I'm using M.2 drives so this is not an issue for me.

Overall Review: You need a PSU with front to back airflow (IE Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W). Swap out the cheap fans for nice quiet ones like the Noctua 80mm fans. The most difficult thing about building in this form factor is cooling. I went through a number of options and settled on the BeQuiet Shadowrock LP and swapped out the for a slim 15mm deep fan.

Perfect case for my use

CHENBRO RM42300-F 1.2 mm SGCC 4U Rackmount Server Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
CHENBRO RM42300-F 1.2 mm SGCC 4U Rackmount Server Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: - Spacious - easy to work with all the bays are easily removable - good airflow - looks great - I dig it

Cons: - Honestly, the only thing I can complain about is that it tool longer than expected to arrive. Ultimatley not a big dead. - I would love it if there were space for another front mounted fan.

Overall Review: I have been using Norco cases up to this point. They're not available any longer, so I ordered this case. It was very easy to work with, has tons of room in it and looks great. All the standoffs fit well. I will order again when I do my next build.

Fast, very good value drive

HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY47AA#ABC
HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY47AA#ABC

Pros: - its fast - its very reasonably priced - i understand that this drive is best with shorter queues, but looking a this m.2 drive vs my 1tb Intel 750 on a u.2 interface, the HP is about 10-40% faster using CrystalDiskMark 6.

Cons: - none at this point. I cannot vouch for the longevity of this drive but, a few days in, I am impressed.

Overall Review: - I would recommend this drive. I'm using it as a system drive and plan on purchasing another for fast media storage. I work in video and use NVMe to house conformed media for colour correction - usually as DPX files so speed is important.

Good cooler, needs slim fan to fit in low profile case

be quiet! BK002 SHADOW ROCK LP Low Profile CPU Cooler 130W TDP LGA 1700 Compatible
be quiet! BK002 SHADOW ROCK LP Low Profile CPU Cooler 130W TDP LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Nice cooler, easy to install, keeps things cool.

Cons: The supplied fan is 25mm thick. In order to fit in a slim case (IE 2U rack case), you need a 15mm fan. REVISION: I have actually found that, when push comes to shove, this cooler does not work well in a low profile case. I have replaced these with the big shunkens.

Fast fast

Intel SSD 600p Series (256GB, M.2 2280 80mm NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 3D1, TLC) Reseller Single Pack
Intel SSD 600p Series (256GB, M.2 2280 80mm NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 3D1, TLC) Reseller Single Pack

Pros: Very fast drive. No issues with installation. Rock solid stability.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Don't select standard shipping - it took a loooong time for these to show up.

Great Micro ATX board

GIGABYTE GA-Z270M-D3H (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboards - Intel
GIGABYTE GA-Z270M-D3H (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboards - Intel

Pros: This is a great small motherboard. Plenty of ports, M.2 support, easy to work with BIOS.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Using a few of these with the i7-7700 as render nodes. No complaints.

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Long shipping period.

It took quite some time for the item to arrive - over three weeks. I ended up buying another one from another vendor and it shipped in a day. Small quibble, but the color of the hub was not black as ordered, it was aluminum.

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11/15/2016