I bought this case after a long search for a shallow 1U rackmount case. My build is for an audio project. The compact rackmount PC is meant to manage my live gig: play backing and click tracks, run video FX, MIDI instruments and control my patch changes on the Axe-FX and vocal processor. It therefore has to have some grunt as well as a GPU. I also want to be able to record every now and again. So the thing has to be thermally under control, portable and QUIET. I thought the K125CP 1U would fit the bill. However my demands were a little too extreme. I used an ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC, a Core i5-9400 and an nVidia Quadro P1000. They all fit: but the X-case supplied stock 40mm case fans , the Dynatron K2 CPU fan and the Seasonic Flex 300SUB were all incredibly noisy. I had to replace/mod them all. Noctua to the rescue. Replaced the stock 40mm fans in the case and the PSU with Noctua NF-A4x10 . Replaced the Dynatron with a Noctua NH-L9i. All great, cool and quiet now. But the NH-L9i does not quite fit in the case: out with the Dremel and cut a hole in the top and ground down the CPU socket screws on the underside of the MB. Now it all fits: had to put a 120 mm fan shroud on top: takes up another 1U of space , but hey-ho, at least it is still shallow depth. Works great now for intended purpose. Gave a 3 star review: maybe a little unfair given the extreme demands I had, but this case is really only useful as a starting point if you have anything more demanding than a rackmount server or router.
easy to. put together, cost effective .
Really pleased with the 1U case, the order arrived next day, nice well made case perfect for my requirements, my only quibble would be that the front case USB connector stands up above the top of the case so needed some persuasion to get the case top down, an 90deg angle connector would have been better.
10/10 no complaints