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

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  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 80mm Fans

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Black 2U Rackmount Chassis

RPC-230

Features


chassis_RPC-230

  • 2U rackmount design, meets EIARS-310C standard
  • 1 x 5.25" drive bay, 4 x 3.5 " drive bays (maximum 5)
  • Supports Micro-ATX (9.6" x 9.6") motherboard

chassis_RPC-230

  • Two 80mm ball bearing fans for better ventilation
  • Front accessible USB port
  • Smooth border prevent lacerating your skin

Specifications

chassis_RPC-230
  • Drive Bay: Supports four 3.5" drives and one 5.25" drive
  • Cooling Fan: 2 x 80mm ball bearing fans
  • Switch: Power ON/OFF x 1, System reset x 1
  • Indicator: Power ON/OFF x 1, HDD x 1, Network x 2
  • Connector: One front accessible USB port
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Supports Micro-ATX (9.6 x 9.6")
  • Power Supply Options: Standard ATX power supply
  • Packing: Double boxes, 22.5 x 23 x 8"
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.9 x 15.25 x 3.5" (430 x 387.3 x 88mm)
  • Weight: 14lbs (6.4kg) (NET), 20lbs (9.1kg) (GROSS)
  • Environment: 32 - 131°F (0 - 55°C) (Operating), -4 - 140°F (-20 - 60°C) (Non-Operating)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing
  • Vibration (5 - 500Hz): 1 Grms (Operating), 2G (Non-Operating)
  • Shock: 10G (with 11ms duration, half sine wave) (Operating), 30G (Non-Operating)


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5/ 5
Good As is unbelivable if you are into modding

Pros: When it shipped the included fans were surprisingly quiet for a budget server chassis i still would not want to have it running next to me. the 80mm fans are molex so take away what you will from that. i replaced them with noctua pwm fans

Cons: Depends on how you look at it. its a 2u chassis so obviously a standard atx power supply (which this case sports) fits in horizontally therefore you would need a power supply with a 80mm fan in the rear instead of a more modern power supply with a 120mm top fan. in theory you could put a way overkill power supply in instead so the fan i not needed and hope that the front fans push enough air through. however the length might be a problem. instead I'm putting in an sfx-l psu with a bracket that mounts it near the top of the bracket instead of the middle to make cable management easier. the one i got which was about 3 years ago (2015) sports a dual front usb 2.0 header. i notice newegg has not updated the photos on the listing since before i bought mine. the on-board nic lights are a little annoying if you don't have cards that support them. i instead bought SATA data/power combo cables with included hdd activity headers, you can get them on a certain online retailer named after a particular rain forest. or from their site datoptic.com i recommend replacing the leds on the front panel board with 3mm leds as the power one is really bright blue.
the hdd mounts are really obscure as they mount the drives from the screws in the bottom. so if you want to use a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter startech makes one for cheap, i ended up using a angle grinder on the second one i bought as a couple of the holes that it came with weren't really punched out by the stamping press.

mine didn't come with the DVD mounting hardware so i end up using hot glue to hold my nzxt fan controller in place.

Overall Review: If you need it for a home network this one is really good but if you are planning on traveling with it in a flight case or running it next to you like in your bedroom or next to your PC then invest in some noctua 80mm fans.

the case can be stripped down to individual pieces of metal completely with screws so modding/ painting or cable management is really easy.

my experience with noctua cases in the past has been really good, i have heard some horror stories though. there is the occasional missing part from my cases but they have never been something that is noticeable

i would recommend buying the longest sata cable you can and using it to judge the length of the other cables in the case and you can really make the cables look nice if you have the patience to order or make custom length cables but when i first used it i just shoved everything in their and it worked fine and i still had access to most things like the pcie slots and sata connectors

the cpu power connector on most boards is to far away from the cheap power supply i bought so i used a bitfenix extension

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5/ 5
Great 2u case

Pros: Out of all the 2u cases I have tried, this one has been the best. It's not perfect, but well laid out, plenty of airflow, and good features.

Cons: loud fans. I replaced them with quieter ones. This was a bit difficult, but just took time. Probably 10 minutes or so once I had the correct fans in hand.

Overall Review: I would totally recommend these cases to anyone. I have already purchased 4 of these, and am looking at a few more.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Solid 2U case at a great price

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.

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4/ 5
Overview

Pros: Functional
Better than expected in some ways
Well priced
Comes with all necessary screws and standoffs

Cons: Requires power supply with airflow that goes front to back
sharp edges
Noisy fans

Overall Review: Not sure if I'm giving any new information here, but I figured I might as well confirm some of the things others have said. First, even though the case in the picture only has a single USB port on the front, and even though the model number printed on the box I received matches the advertisement, it isn't quite the same front panel as what is pictured. The one I received has two USB ports - one USB2 and one USB3. A lot of the inside edges of the case really did seem quite sharp, though I did manage to assemble it without drawing blood, so could be worse. When I was reading about this case, I did hear that some people received a bracket so that they could install 3 1/2 inch drives in the CDROM bay. I received no such bracket. Just the normal four on top as pictured. The two front fans are very noisy - which is actually pretty normal for rackmount stuff from what I've seen, but still worth mentioning. I will be purchasing some quieter fans separately to try to mitigate the problem. Also, it does need these fans running in order to stay cool. The system that I built in to it was originally in a small case that only had one very small case fan and stayed cool enough, so I figured I'd try it in this case without the fans running. It started heating up more than I was comfortable with. I will be running it with the cover off until my quieter fans arrive. Seems to stay cool enough like that. My micro-atx board did fit in well enough, but it was a little snug. The edge of the motherboard closest to the front of the case goes slightly underneath the part of the chassis that the drive bays connect to which made it difficult to plug in the power supply connector on my board. In some cases you may find it easier to connect things on that side of the board first before putting the board in place. The power supply required for this case is standard ATX size, but you should definitely look for one that is designed to blow air front to back instead of the more modern and common type with a larger fan on the bottom/top (depending on how you look at it)
Requires low profile expansion cards.
My IT cabinet has not arrived yet, so I've yet to see if it will fit well or if it will require minor modification to the rack ears as I've read was sometimes necessary.

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2/ 5
Fans Suck

Pros: Case comes with all necessary screws and mounting hardware for disk drives, motherboard, power supply, etc. and overall seems to be of decent build quality. I really like the layout and had high hopes for the two 80mm fans as I thought this would be significantly quieter than models with the 40mm fans.

Cons: Fans are of very low quality and are very very loud. Even the power plugs for the fans are very difficult to mate with a standard connector as they also are of very low quality and the pins push out.

Overall Review: I immediately swapped out the stock fans for Silverstone FQ81's and powered them via the case fan header on my motherboard so that I could adjust the speed since they are PWM fans. Even at that they are still considerably loud due to their placement at the front of the case. Overall I would look at a different case if noise is a concern. No matter what I would order new fans as the stock ones will fail very soon if not immediately. If your build is to be installed in a server room or network closet, then this case would work just fine I am sure.

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4/ 5
Great for the money, but expect to modify a bit.

Pros: 4x Hard Drive Bays + 1x 5.25 Drive
Standard ATX Power Supply
Great Value

Cons: The first modification was for the hard drives. You might have to drill mounting holes to screw them in. They slide in great, but you might (or might not) have issues.

The second issue was the power supply setup. It fits in great, but if your power supply has a top mounted fan, the case cover will cut off all air flow. I had to drill (nibble) a 4 inch hole in the top cover and the fan guard still protruded a bit.

Overall Review: This is a good case for the money, but I had to modify it a bit. I like tools, and the money I saved on this case allowed me to buy the tools to modify it. So kinda win win.

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4/ 5
Nice case

Pros: Very clean design. The unit I got came with 2 x front USB ports, 1 x power LED, 1 x HDD LED, 3 x network activity LEDs and 1x alarm LED. Pics and specs show 1 USB, 1 x power, 1 x HDD, 2 x net and nothing about alarm LED. A nice little bonus.

It came with a decent amount of screws.

Cons: On my unit, the top rear end, is finger slicing goodness.
The 3.5" drive trays were also very sharp and a little on the thin side.
The gap under the 3.5" drive bays is very small, probably around 1/16" and would be better sitting at 1/4" for better airflow.

Overall Review: I got this for a firewall build and it worked great. Despite some sharp areas and minor things, it is a very decent case.
I lost some blood on this one.

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4/ 5
Nice case

Pros: Fits 4 drives, allows adequate cooling. Has nice finish

Cons: It wasn't clear enough to me that "compatible with ATX PSU" meant I need to find a power supply with a linear airflow system, meaning not to use a PSU that has the now common fan on the top/bottom as opposed to the end the cables come out. I should have known, but it didn't click with me.

Overall Review: Shipped via Ontrack, which is a horrible courier that has consistently been dishonest when it comes to my deliveries. In this case, it claimed it tried to deliver at 2 in the afternoon but my place of business was closed. We close at 5 and had 100 cars in the parking lot at 2pm. The next day, it was delivered but was signed for by "Jake". We have no Jake, Jack, Blake, or anything relatively similar. I was in a panic thinking that with the notes from the day before they went to the wrong business. Luckily I only had to look around for an hour (after driving in to work as the package was scheduled for the day before, when I was working) before I found my package. Also, paid for 3 day shipping after having already purchased Newegg Premiere due to the order processing screen claiming I could save money by joining.

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