Having a server in your home or office can be useful, but just like any other PC, your server needs proper protection in a form of case.
There are many great server chassis on the market, and in this article, we’ll show you the best models that you can buy.
Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.
What are the best server chassis deals?
- Nine trays for 2.5 and 3.5-inch drives
- Three 5.25-inch bays
- One 120x25 mm front fan
- 1.2 mm SGCC sheet metal
- May be difficult to change the setup
This cassis has nine 2.5 or 3.5 SAS/SATA trays. To make the swapping of storage easier, there’s a dedicated drive bracket. The case has a 120 mm fans ensuring that your server is cool at all times.
This chassis also has three 5.25-inch bays and it has a very sturdy design.
- Can support up to 15 internal 3.5-inch drives
- Seven expansion slots
- 2 rear, 3 front, and 3 middle fans
- Foam filter on the front
- Front door with a lock
- Design quality could be better
Rosewill 4U Server Chassis supports up to 15 internal 3.5-inch HDDs and it has seven expansion slots, which should be more than enough for your needs. The chassis also has great cooling with 2 x 80mm rear fans, 3 x 120mm front fans, and 3 x120mm middle fans.
There’s also a foam filter on the front that will minimize dust inflow as well as a front door with a lock that will prevent others from accessing the USB connectors.
- 1x 5.25 inch external bay and 2x 3.5 inch internal bays
- Compatible with Micro-ATX, Up to 9.6 x 9.6 inch motherboards
- 4 expansion slots
- Some users complain about hard drive mounting issues
This cassis supports Micro-ATX, up to 9.6 x 9.6 inch motherboards, and ATX (PS2)/Mini power supply. There’s support for one external 5.25 drive bay and two 3.5″ internal bays.
Additional features include 2 fans for cooling and 4 expansion slots. The front panel has USB ports for easy access.
- 4 U form factor
- 4x external 5.25-inch and a single 3.5-inch bay
- 2x 3.5-inch internal bays
- 7 expansion slots
- No major complaints
This is 4 U form factor chassis and it comes with four external 5.25-inch bays, single external 3.5-inch bay, and 2 3.5-inch internal bays. There are 7 expansion slots and single 80mm and 120mm fans. If needed, you can install an additional 80mm fan.
The front panel has two USB 2.0 ports and it’s protected by a lock in order to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the server.
- 2 U form factor
- Supports Micro-ATX and ITX motherboards
- Two 5.25-inch and two 3.5-inch drive bays
- 3x 40mm fans on the front
- Two USB ports
- Fans can be a bit noisy
This is a 2U server chassis and it supports both Micro-ATX and ITX motherboards. As for the storage, there are two 5.25 and two 3.5-inch drive bays. The chassis has 3 40mm front fans for better ventilation.
On the front panel, there are two USB ports along with power and reset buttons. Unfortunately, no front door is available.
If you’re looking for a server chassis for your home server, these are the best models to get, so be sure to consider all models on our list.
FAQ: Read more abour server chasis
- What are the best server chassis?
Here’s our list with the best server chassis to buy right now.
- How do I choose a server chassis?
First, you need to know which motherboard you want to fit in, then consider all the other needed hardware components.
- What is the difference between a server and a regular computer?
A server has a more powerful configuration and is used as a hub for all other computers in a network. There are more types of servers.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2019 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.