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IN WIN IW-PP689 Pedestal Performance Server Chassis (Page 7)

Chad Sebring | Jan 10, 2011 at 06:54 am CST - 2 mins, 10 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: IN WIN

The Build and Finished Product

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Assembly is made simple with the hole at the end of the power supply and leaves just the tails going to power what is needed in the front half. The blue covers for the fans will also protect any loose wires from getting sucked in when these things get under power. The tool-lees tabs for the optical drive were a bit tricky to line up, but one I got that right, the locks were very solid and there is no need to mount them with screws. With my limited knowledge of servers I did put a drive in the hot-swap bays only to be stopped short of connectivity due to the type of cable needed.

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As for the ATX build, it went really easy with plenty of room to spare. The power supply was a bit tricky; I had to remove the plate, slide in the unit, and then finesse the plate back in. Not an impossible task, but with a much longer server PSU, this will be a little tougher to accomplish.

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In an attempt to move the card down to see if it cleared the shroud, I ran into a little issue where the tool-less locks fell out of place trying to use them. They work as far as holding a card in place, but are in no way what I would consider secure, and are tough to use.

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Once I closed up shop to get the image, the only thing notably different now is the optical drive poking out the front. Just simple and black is all that the IW-PP689 offers externally.

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I opened the front door to gain access to the power button. The case springs to like with a very loud whir coming from the chassis on boot as the Sans Ace fans spool up to full speed. As the PWM kicked in the noise levels dropped a bit. With a server the noise isn't so much an issue, as typically it is in a separate area or room. The power LED was active for the boot, but as you can see they are very bright.

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Due to the brightness of the LEDs, even with the door closed, and even if this was shoved under a table, a quick glance at the front and looking for warning lights is all you need to be assured of power and functionality. Having the ability to lock it all up and remove access to the power button keeps any accidental shutdowns or prying eyes off your hardware.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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