by Greg King on November 2, 2006 in Cases & PSUs
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.
We already know that the R910 is roomy inside so I am assuming that the installation of hardware will be easy as well. Before we get into the breakdown, lets take a look at what will be going into the R910.
- Intel E6600
- DFI Infinity 975X/G
- Kingston 2GB PC2-6400
- Powercolor x1650 Pro
- Seagate 320GB SATA HDD
- Enermax Galaxy 850W
To start off, I needed to place the motherboard stand-offs into the correct threaded holes in the motherboard tray. Since the holes are not marked, I was forced to place the motherboard in the case and visibly identify which holes needed a stand-off and which ones did not. Once this was achieved, the installation was a breeze.
With the power supply, the Enermax Galaxy is a huge piece of hardware by any stretch of the imagination. With that in mind, the R910 has more than enough room to accommodate this and another one like it should my system ever get the point where it needs it.
With everything inside, there was still plenty of room to spare. For some this is not a good thing. For me however, this is what I look for. Below, if you can see past the cluttered wires, you can see the space that is left in the R910. One good thing is that with all that room, you are afforded more space to route cables and hide them if possible.
The JustPC R910 server case is a solid chassis with plenty of room to work with. When I first received the case, I was a bit curious to see how it would fit into my desk. I am not one of those people who have their PC on display, but rather someone who keeps it tucked away under his desk. This was a problem for me as the R910 was too long to fit nicely in my desk. Not a huge problem but one worth mentioning.
The build quality of the case was top notch and sharp edges were no where in sight. I do however have a few recommendations that I would like to see JustPC consider. First off, the side panels on the case are not hinged at all. In most cases, the side panel has a grooved front to it to help hold it on the frame. With the R910, if the screws are not in to hold the door on, there is nothing keeping it from falling off. Another thing that I did not like was the colored screws. I know this is petty, but to me, this gives the R910 a childish look. Different strokes for different folks.
I personally appreciate the space that the R910 has. The rubber mounting cushions for the HDD are certainly welcome as well. With the pair of included 120mm fans, this is a case that is ready to go right out of the box.
- Rubber cushions for HDDs
- Dual Power Supply option
- 2 included 120mm fans
- I/O wires for the front are on one connector
- Front door offers great airflow
- Lockable front door
- Front door is flimsy
- Heavy with hardware installed
- Side panels could be re-worked
- Colored screws seem childish
The JustPC R910 server case has a lot to offer. The space and the quality rank top on my list but something of this size is certainly not for everyone. The case has been looked at from a gamer/enthusiast’s point of view. As an ‘IT guy’, I can appreciate what the R910 offers. The lockable front door is a must and the rubber mounts for the hard drives are small details that JustPC should be commended for. The door is also the biggest weakness that I can see in this case as well. While you can lock the door, you can also pull the top of the door out far enough to get your fingers far enough in to do some damage. The door rests on metal hinges so the base is strong but I would like to see the door strengthened up quite a bit more.
When all is said and done, the JustPC R910 is a quality case that I can recommend to anyone who needs the room or wants the room for any custom modding. This is a case with flaws but for this reviewer, the pros outweigh the cons. I am giving the R910 a 7 out of 10, but with small fixes, the next JustPC server case could be a gem.
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