C3-RACK-V2 Short Depth 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis
Configure a C3-RACK-V2 Short Depth 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis

C3-RACK Compatible Accessories

C1/C2/C3 Universal Backplate
10cm Flexible PCI Riser Cable (Jan 2014)
Serial Port on PCI Backplate (Intel pin-out)
Serial Port on PCI Backplate (Jetway pin-out)
Fixed Rear Mounting Brackets for C1/C2/C3-RACK Chassis
20in Sliding Rails for C1/C2-RACK Chassis
Dynatron K2 1U Socket 115x Side Blower Cooler
Replacement 300W Ultra Quiet PSU for C1/C2-RACK Chassis

C3-RACK-V2 Short Depth 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis with Near Silent PSU, Up to 7 Drives and PCI/PCI-E Support

C3-RACK-V2 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis
£195.00 
  £234.00 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)

Configure a C3-RACK-V2 Rackmount and Accessories

C3-RACK-V2 Accessories



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Our own short-depth Mini-ITX compatible 1U case is constructed from Heavy-duty pre-plated SPGC cold-rolled steel, and was designed from the start to be as quiet, energy efficient and flexible as possible. The C3-RACK-V2 uses the same super-quiet PSU found inside our C2-RACK and is just 330mm deep, meaning it will easily fit in a standard 450mm deep Comms Cabinet as well as any standard 19in Rack.

Version 2 update adds a new re-branding plate option on rear.

Suitable for all Mini-ITX motherboards - boards with onboard processors with standard height heatsinks and boards with socket processors with low profile heatsinks can be fitted. The C3-RACK-V2 has flexible additional cooling and a very quiet and efficient 300W switching 110-240V power supply.

High Density: The C3-RACK-V2 is capable of a very high storage density: Up to 7x 2.5in drives can be fitted internally.

Front Panel: Re-configurable panel in front right corner is provided with 2x USB 2.0 sockets and can be fitted with a blanking plate or optional Serial port. The power switch assembly consists of 3x Warning LEDs, 2x LAN LEDs, 1x HDD LED, 1x Power LED, Recessed Reset Switch, Flush Membrane-style Power Switch and 1x USB 2.0 Socket.

Mounting: The C3-RACK-V2 can be mounted directly using just the front ears using the provided Cage Nuts. For added stability use the Fixed rear mounting brackets. For flexibility use the 20in sliding rails.

Dimensions: 427mm (16.81in) wide plus ears to fit in a standard 19in rack. 43.6mm (1.72in / 1U) high. Just 329.7mm (12.98in) deep with ears in standard position, or 318.7mm deep with ears in recessed position. Front mounted ears add only 9mm to front panel depth when recessed. 6.14 litres volume.

Multiple, Re-configurable Drive Positions and Bays: The C3-RACK-V2 has up to 4x internal 2.5in Drive Bays, 1x internal 3.5in Drive Bay, up to 3x Dual 2.5in Drive Bays and supports a PCI or PCI Express card up to 300mm. Many combinations are possible:

  • Up to 3x 2.5in drives and 1x 3.5in drive without a PCI/PCI-E card fitted (without additional drive trays)
  • Up to 5x 2.5in drives without a PCI/PCI-E card fitted (without additional drive trays)
  • Up to 7x 2.5in drives without a PCI/PCI-E card fitted (with 2 additional drive trays)
  • Up to 3x 2.5in drives with a PCI/PCI-E card* (up to ~180mm)
  • 1x 2.5in drive with a Extended Length PCI/PCI-E card* (~180mm to ~300mm)
  • *Up to 3x 2.5in drives may be additionally fitted underneath the PCI/PCI-E card if space allows

C3-RACK-V2 drive combinations

C3-RACK-V2 drive and PCI card combinations

Double Width, Long Length PCI/PCI Express Support: PCI and PCI Express cards to ~300mm in length are supported, with the appropriate riser card. Double Width cards with Single Slots will fit though must of course be adequately powered and ventilated. If PCI/PCI-E cards longer than ~180mm are fitted the Dual 2.5in Drive Tray must be removed. .

Re-configurable Front Panel: The re-configurable front panel is supplied with a blank plate. In the accessory pack are a front panel with 2x USB 2.0 ports fitted on a header cable and a plate with a cut-out for a DB-9 Serial port. Serial ports for the front panel and rear PCI/PCI-E slot position are available separately. Other connectors are possible - please email us with your ideas or for details.

Near-Silent Power Supply: The C3-RACK-V2 features the same very high quality 80-PLUS certified 300W PSU found in our C2-RACK, which can accept any AC voltage from 110-240V. The PSU is near-silent and has the following outputs: 1x 20/24pin ATX Power, 1x P4 12v Power, 6x SATA Power, 1x Molex, 1x Floppy, 4x FAN Power Headers. The PSU is available separately and can be retro-fitted into our C1-RACK chassis.

C3-RACK-V2 drive fan configuration

Flexible, Expandable Cooling: The C3-RACK-V2 is supplied with 2x 40x40x20mm, 6.3 CFM @ 5200 RPM, 18 dBA ball bearing fans fitted in easy-remove fan brackets. Up to 2 more fans can be fitted. All fans can be powered directly from the internal PSU or from spare motherboard headers. Socket motherboards are supported - 1U side blower heatsinks are available.

Fan Controller Support: Our own fan controller with temperature probe and support for 1-4 fans will be available for the C3-RACK-V2 in Q3 2013. Fan speeds are slowed when temperatures are low and an audible alarm sounds if a fan fails.

Re-brandable: Silk screened aluminium "mini-itx.com" logo fitted to front panel can be unscrewed and removed or rebranded with a logo or asset label. Optional re-branding plate can be fitted over our stamped logo on the rear and printed with your own logo or internal asset or product number (new version 2 features)

Supported boards: Embedded Mini-ITX boards with ATX connectors and standard height heatsinks; Socket Mini-ITX boards with <30mm 1U heatsinks.

Recommended Low Power Consumption Atom boards: The D2500HN is an excellent value board that fits the C2-RACK. The Jetway JNC9KDL-2550, JNF9D-2550 and JNF99-525 support multiple LAN sockets.

Recommended Socket boards: The Gigabyte GA-H61-D2V and GA-H97N-WiFi are popular boards that work very well with the C2-RACK. Processors higher than 35W TDP will require a low profile heatsink such as the Dynatron K2. Due to the near-silent nature of the C2-RACK, additional fans may be required for Socket motherboards.

Unsupported boards: Only a small number of Mini-ITX boards have a larger than normal heatsink that will not physically fit into a 1U chassis, e.g. (now discontinued) Zotac ION with heatsink and fan. If using a Socket motherboards with a heatsink taller than 30mm simply use a 1U compatible heatsink.

Backplates: Backplates are not required to mount motherboards securely but do reduce dust ingress at the rear of the case. We now can supply our Universal Backplate design which will fit any motherboard, and requires cutting with metal snips. We also have designed backplates for the following boards: Asus C60M1-I, D2500CC, Intel D2500HN, D2550DC2, D2700DC, D2550MUD2, D2700MUD, D510MO, D525MW, D945GCLF, D945GCLF2, DG45FC, DH67CFB3, DH77DF, Gigabyte GA-H61N-D2V, GA-H77/Z77N-WiFi, Jetway JNC91, JNC92, JNC9C, JNF99, JNC9KDL, JNF9G-QM77, JNF9F-H61, Supermicro X7SPA, Zotac 9300, Zotac ION-ITX-B, ION-ITX-G, ION-ITX-K, ION-ITX-S, VIA EPIA CN, EN, CL, PD, EK. Backplates for older motherboards may still be available - send us an email! Backplates can be manufactured for any motherboard (10 unit minimum, 2-3 week lead time, no design charge).

Accessories: The C3-RACK-V2 is provided as standard with a wide range of accessories including: UK Power Cord with Space Saving Right Angled Connector, Blank plate for re-configurable front panel (provided fitted, easily unscrewed), Plate with DB-9 Serial port cut-out for front panel, 2x USB 2.0 ports on front panel, 2x SATA splitter cables, 3x Cage bolts and nuts, Multiple screws and spares for motherboard and HDD mounting, Self-adhesive rubber washers for shock-mounting and spacing HDDs, Cable ties, Self-adhesive tie mounts.

Configure a C3-RACK-V2 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis and Accessories

The C3-RACK-V2 has an assortment of expansion, mounting and cooling options - all available for purchase in one step through this form.

1 C3-RACK-V2 1U Rackmount Mini-ITX Chassis
£195.00
2 Localised Power Cable
3 Motherboard Backplate
4 Additional Removable Dual 2.5in HDD Drive Trays
£0.00
£10.00
£20.00
5 PCI / PCI Express Expansion
£0.00
£15.00
£25.00
£8.00

Lead time usually 6-10 days
£9.50
6 Re-configurable Front Panel
£0.00
£9.50
7 Mounting Kits
£0.00
£15.00
£35.00
8 Additional Cooling (up to 4x 40mm Snap-in Fans can be fitted)
£0.00
£9.50
£19.00
9 1U Socket Motherboard Fan
£0.00
£29.00
10 Re-branding plate for rear (with screws)
£0.00
£5.00

C3-RACK-V2 Compatible Accessories

A wider range of accessories can be found in the form above.

Universal Backplate for C1/C2/C3-RACK 1U Chassis

Universal Backplate for C1/C2/C3-RACK 1U Chassis
£10.00 
  £12.00 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)

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Universal backplate design for C1-RACK, C2-RACK and C3-RACK chassis only. This backplate can be cut to fit any motherboard IO shield design.

How to use: Fit backplate into case. The screw holes and metal tabs will align if correctly positioned. Place motherboard in position, offset slightly until backplate is cut. Mark location of motherboard IO shield components onto backplate (pencil or dry wipe marker recommended). Remove backplate and cut using using strong metal snips. Fit backplate and motherboard into position.

Custom backplate designs: We have designs for many different motherboards available. We may have one for your motherboard already - check the list on any of the C1-RACK, C2-RACK or C3-RACK chassis pages first before ordering the universal backplate.

10cm Flexible PCI Riser Cable

FR10P 10cm Flexible PCI Riser Cable
£10.00 
  £12.00 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)
 

New product - replaces FR07P and FR12P riser cables.

10cm Flexible PCI Riser Cable suitable for use in your own projects, model FR10P.

Can be used as a low-cost PCI mounting solution in our C1, C2, C3-RACK chassis.

PCI devices are positioned away from your motherboard. Designed for standard 5V 32-bit PCI devices (as found on all our boards with PCI).

Serial Port on PCI Backplate (Intel, Gigabyte pin-outs)

Serial Port on PCI Backplate
£8.00 
  £9.60 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)

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DB9 Serial Port on PCI Backplate with ribbon cable and IDC10 connector.

Compatibility: Suitable for a Mini-ITX motherboards with serial (COM) header connections meeting the Intel specification (generally Foxconn, Gigabyte, Intel), and Mini-ITX chassis with standard PCI slots - most of our 1U chassis for example (including C1-RACK, all versions of C2-RACK).

Not compatible with Jetway, Supermicro or Zotac boards.

Serial Port on PCI Backplate (Jetway, Supermicro pin-outs)

Serial Port on PCI Backplate
£9.50 
  £11.40 inc. VAT
Lead time usually 6-10 days

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DB9 Serial Port on PCI Backplate with ribbon cable and IDC10 connector.

Compatibility: Suitable for a Mini-ITX motherboards with serial (COM) header connections meeting the Jetway specification (generally Jetway, Supermicro or Zotac), and Mini-ITX chassis with standard PCI slots - most of our 1U chassis for example (including C1-RACK, all versions of C2-RACK).

Not compatible with Foxconn, Gigabyte or Intel boards.

Fixed Rear Mounting Bracket for C1-RACK/C2-RACK and C3-RACK 1U Chassis (For 600mm Racks)

Fixed Rear Mounting Bracket for C1/2/3-RACK
£15.00 
  £18.00 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)
 

8in long rear brackets for the C1-RACK/C2-RACK and C3-RACK fixes the case solidly in position in a 600mm deep rack. Not suitable for other lengths of rack.

Designed for the C1/C2/C3-RACK, but may work with other 1U rack servers due to their simple design.

20in Sliding Rails for C1-RACK/C2-RACK 1U Chassis (For 600-800mm Racks)

20in Sliding Rails for C1-RACK
£35.00 
  £42.00 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)
 

20in sliding rails for the C1-RACK/C2-RACK designed for 600mm to 800mm deep racks.

Solid Bearings. Designed for the C1-RACK and C2-RACK.

Dynatron K2 1U Side Blower Cooler suitable for Socket 115x Boards

Dynatron K2 1U Side Blower Heatsink for Socket 115X
£29.00 
  £34.80 inc. VAT
  IN STOCK (Checked 10:59 BST)
 

Dynatron K2 Low Profile, 27.8mm High Side Blower Cooler suitable for fitting Intel Socket 1150, 1151, 1155 and 1156 motherboards with up to 73W TDP processors into a 1U Chassis.

Long life two-ball bearing fan draws the cool air though the fins and extracts hot air to one side to support chassis airflow. Intel approved push pins provide maximum compatibility. Pre-applied high performance TIG830SP thermal compound ensures clean and easy installation.

Case Compatibility: Side Blower design suitable for use in a 1U chassis. Tip: angle the K2 to force air out of the rear of the chassis.

Compatible motherboards: All Socket 1150, 1151, 1155 and 1156 Mini-ITX Motherboards with up to 73W TDP Processor fitted.

Installation Tip: Configure your BIOS to run at 40% fan duty up to 50C for very quiet operation.

Specifications: Fan speed: 1000 RPM (at 20% Duty Cycle); 2500 RPM (at 50%); 4000 RPM (at 100%) (PWM controlled); Airflow: 8.3 CFM (at 50%) - 11.9 CFM (at 100%); Air Pressure: 0.087 inch-H2O (at 20%); 0.453 inch-H2O (at 50%); 0.929 inch-H2O (at 100%); Noise level: 37.8 dBA (at 50%) - 44.0 dbA (at 100%); Power Consumption: 0.6 W (at 20%); 1.8 W (at 50%); 4.8 W (at 100%); Weight: 380g; Fan Dimensions: 75 x 75 x 15mm; Overall Dimensions: 82.6 x 81 x 27.8 (H) mm.

Replacement 300W Ultra Quiet 80 PLUS FlexATX PSU for C1/C2/C3-RACK Chassis

300W FlexATX PSU for C1/C2-RACK Chassis
Long Lead Time
 

Replacement 300W Ultra Quiet 80 PLUS FlexATX PSU.

Suitable as an extremely low noise upgrade for our C1-RACK chassis, or as a spare part for our C2-RACK and C3-RACK chassis. Not suitable for any other 1U chassis we stock due to dimension differences.

Power Connectors: 20pin ATX; 4pin ATX; 4pin 12V P4; 4x SATA; 1x Molex; 1x Floppy; 4x 3pin Chassis Fan.

Specifications: MTBF: 100,000 hours on maximum load at +25C; Efficiency: typical up to 84%; Leakage Current: Less than 3.5mA at 264Vac, 50Hz; Temperature Range: Operating: 0C to +50C full load; storage & shipping: -20C to +80C; Dimensions: 190 x 100 x 41mm

Input Characteristics: Input Range: 90 - 264Vac; Full Range Input Frequency: 47 - 63Hz; Input Current: Max 5A @ 115Vac, 3A@ 230Vac

Output Characteristics:

Output VoltageMin. LoadNormal LoadMax. LoadRipple & Noise
+3.3V0.5A8A16A50mV P-P
+5V0.5A9A18A50mV P-P
+12V1.0A8A16A120mV P-P
+12V1.0A8A16A120mV P-P
-12V0.0A0.4A0.8A120mV P-P
-5V0.0A0.15A0.3A100mV P-P
+5V0.0A1.25A2.5A50mV P-P

Certifications: RoHS Compliant; Complies with FCC part 15 subpart J class B 115Vac operation and CISPR 22 class B at 230Vac operation; Approved by UL/CUL6095-1, TUV EN60950-1, CB,EMC,FCC; Compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC (Restriction on Hazardous Substances); Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) meets EN61000-3-2.

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