by Greg King on November 2, 2006 in Full-Tower
Run a server? Want a huge chassis? The R910 from JustPC was made for people like you. Besides the fact that the case is huge and allows two full sized power supplies, there are other additions that may sway your decision.
There are a lot of PC case manufacturers today and with so many to choose from, the task of selecting just one can be difficult. Personally, there are a few things I look for in case and there are many people that will disagree with me. I like larger cases with plenty of room for anything that I might want to add down the road. This includes water kits, larger power supplies, extra drives’ anything. One company that has caught my eye as of late is JustPC, and to be exact, the R910 server chassis. With that said, let’s get a bit of information from JustPC, about JustPC.
Just PC (USA) INC. Headquartered in Southern California, JUST PC has become a leading distributor of innovative and stylish PC cases in North America. The creative design and high quality of our computer cases has lead JUST PC to the top rank of Chassis Manufacturer. We at JUST PC aim to bring style, design, and functionality together as one.
Leading manufacturers have succeeded in producing quality cases, but have failed to maintain the same level of quality in design and style. Consumers were left with no choice but to choose lower quality cases for the sake of design and fashion. JUST PC aims to give the consumer products on the cutting edge of design and innovation and provide the highest standard of quality.
JUST PC continues to offer consumers exciting new ways to enhance their computing experience. New products are consistently in development to offer unique and innovative solutions for maximizing convenience, efficiency, and style. Our products make computing an experience, not a task.
JUST PC is a rare company with a unique ideology, seeking partnerships that will expand our vision. If you share our vision of the computing experience, please feel free to contact us.
Keeping those words in mind, let’s get into the review.
Packaging and Exterior
The case came to me packaged in a plain brown box. There isn’t really anything notable about the packaging, other than it kept the case safe during shipping.
Once out of the box, the first thing that I notice about the case is the dual power supply design. This is nice if you are using this case as a server as you can install a pair of power supplies and if one craps out, you still have the second power supply to pick up the slack. Another use for this is if you have a power hungry PC, you can power your CPU, motherboard and drives with one and still have one power supply remaining to power your video cards. If you think of a case that can accommodate the use of dual power supplies, you have to imagine a huge case. With the R910, the case is the same height as my Thermaltake Kandalf but is a few inches longer.
With the case out of its box, we see the front. The door runs up and down the entire front covering the drive bays and the intake grill. On the right side of the door there is mesh grill that also runs the entire front of the case to allow airflow to come in. Also on the door, we see the power button with a ring around it. When powered on, this ring glows blue for a nice effect. Below the power button is the reset and HDD activity lights.
The door itself is made of plastic and rests on 4 metal hinges. The overall feel of the door itself is cheap but not fragile.
With it open, we see space for six 5 ” and two 3 ” drives. Below the drive space, we see the in coming air grill. Just on the other side of this grill is a provided 120mm fan to bring cool air into the case.
On the left side of the case there is a lock. Unlike many other cases with locks, the R910 uses a standard looking key instead of the round key most PC cases come with. This is to protect your PC from anyone what might want to mess with it.
No case today is acceptable it seems without I/O ports. The R910 has this covered with 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 IEEE 1394 (firewire) port and the required audio out and microphone jacks.