X-Case RM404-V2.2 4U Short Rackmount Case

Posted by James Brindle on June 3, 2010.

Upgraded and definitely better

A few weeks ago I re-housed an old PC for the studio in a rackmount case that I bought from a company called “X-Case“.  Well, I decided it was time to buy some new hardware to replace my other workstation and I thought i’d put it in another one of these cases.

I went back to the site and lo-and-behold, they’d done a slight upgrade of the case, the new 2.2 version sports smaller buttons, better LED’s, a USB port on the front of the case and support for longer cards inside.

Order placed using my original customer number for ease, paid with same card and received confirmation email.  Had to go through a bit of a process of getting in touch with my local DHL depot to tell them I was definitely in but I got it next day this time instead of two days.

The new case arrived and was a dream to work with again.  Supplied in good packaging, minimal screws needed removing to get inside the chasis and the drive tray even seemed easier to remove this time.

The connectors from the power, reset, HDD LED cables are nice and organised too, there’s two NIC LED connectors which it’d be nice if the board I had supported these but it doesn’t and this is a studio workstation PC sitting in a rack in the corner out of the way i’m not really that bothered.

I’d taken the precaution this time of ordering a low-profile graphics card but it wouldn’t have mattered due to the slightly modified CD-ROM tray area (see pictures).

There’s not really a lot more to say but thank you to X-Case for listening to their customer’s feedback and implementing some very simple changes to make this an even better product.

Overall Rating: 9/10
Where to buy: http://www.xcase.co.uk
Part Code: XCASE-RM404-V2
Product Page: http://www.xcase.co.uk/X-Case-RM-404s-4u-short-rackmount-p/xcase-rm404-v2.htm
Price At Time Of Review: 59.99GBP+VAT+SHIPPING

Pro: Good case, good build, no sharp edges, reasonable price.

Con: They still use DHL for delivery.

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About the Author

James Brindle is a freelance technology consultant based in Blackburn, Lancashire with over 20 years of experience in the IT, Media and Telecommunications industries with specialties in Web and Mobile Application development, Voice over IP (VoIP) deployment and integration, media storage and distribution systems and wide area solutions. He has a passion for retro gaming and volunteers as a presenter and acts as vice-chairman of Blackburn's Hospital Radio service.

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