Recently I built 2 whitebox ESX servers and I selected this Chieftec cabinet. The cabinet is a Rockstar. The cabinet supports upto 6 internal disks. The configuration of the cabinet is such that the disks are very easy to access and change.
Each server’s configuration is:
Cabinet: Chieftec BH-02B-B-B
PSU: Amacrox 450 watts silent SMPS
Processor: Intel Xeon X3430
RAM: 24GB ECC registered (6 x 4GB DIMMs Transcend)
HDD: 4 x 500GB Western Digital (Stripe)
USB: Sandisk 2GB USB sticks for ESXi installs
PS: the board has a internal onboard USB slot, so no more dangling USB sticks
External Switch: TP-Link SG3109. This is a layer 2 gigabit managed switch.