Used this case for a home NAS build. Fast shipping and good customer service. Overall pretty happy, idles at 45°C. Specs: Intel Xeon E-2124 32GB DDR4 RAM 4 x 14TB HDDs GeForce GTX 1050ti (for transcoding video) Pros: - Nice design, looks good in a rack - USB 3.0 and a display in the front, nice extras - Very compact, fits a mATX motherboard, ATX power supply and four 3.5" HDDs - Even supports full ATX motherboard, but last couple of slots are hidden under the PSU - Two 80mm fans included Cons: - Fans are a bit cheap, 3 pin (rather than superior 4) and loud, but hey, it's good that you get them included - If you have a GPU (even a small one like my 1050ti) it will block some hard drives, hence i had to move them (see photo).
This case is very good. I knew quite well what I was getting - Jamo’s Xcase videos are notable. Delivery was next day - quicker than anyone could want and the case was well-protected in transit. The case looks good and is of a good design. No problem fitting components. The panels are thick enough to be sturdy without making the case heavy. 3U is ideal for a recording studio recording environment as it allows a 65W or 95W i7 with sufficient but quiet cooling using a Noctua NH-D9DX. As I need a quiet computer, the 80mm case fans have been binned for noctua ones as these were noisy as (fine for a standard computer rack) I’ve disconnected the blue power LED as it is too bright. No big deal but bring back the eighties’ (red LEDs for everything) The USB header looks to be of good quality and the cables for this are long enough to reach anywhere in the case (too long if anything) Nice to see so many internal drive slots in such a short case. Also nice that there are five full height riser card slots as this allows for expansion. If continuing to be really fussy, what’d I change? The front panel display is okay - but it’d be nice to have the option to hide the fan icons for instance if running from motherboard headers. There is an audible alarm if the fans stop working during operation but thankfully this doesn’t kick in if you’ve disconnected them before power-on. (The fan icons show as static, all segments lit when no fans are connected.) There are some sharper edges on the back panel cutouts, which is really common in computer cases that haven’t been cold-rolled. I’d like to see an adapter for the two 60mm fan holes at the back to a single 80mm fan. I’ll make one. I’m pleased with this case overall though - it is a good balance of 2U convenience and 4U features. Good job Xcase.
Amazing case, good build quality