They seem very pricey for what they are. The 3U version is going to be $399 Aus. I was sizing up a TipTop Audio Happy Ending case, which is almost the same size, comes with a similar power module but costs $150 less. Think I'll stick with that idea
Unless you are buying into the whole 'Brute' thing I don't think the Rackbrutes are going to be very popular given the pricing. There are obviously no lack of Eurorack cases out there. So beyond the Link thing & the nice wooden side panels they don't seem to offer much at all.
The Happy Ending kit isn't a case. It's a pair of rails and a pair of rack ears that *can* be used as a tabletop stand, with an open back. The uZeus PSU and it's flying bus cable are just about the cheapest, most problem prone power solution available. Nothing against TipTop Audio, they make some fine instruments and infact, I own the rails and rack ears part of the Happy Ending kit. But it's mounted in a 19" rack, with a linear PSU and noise filtering bus boards. Power is one of the most important aspects of even a small modular system. I learned that lesson, real quick.
It's an apples and oranges comparison in a number of ways. The Rack Brute is an actual enclosure and it looks pretty sturdy. It looks to have decent power distribution but relies on a switching PSU, like the uZeus. You get a few extra HP from the Rack Brute. For $259 USD, the 3u version seems like a great way to get started.
That said, you can get a 104HP Make Noise powered skiff, for about the same price. I bought one of those recently and would probably do it again. I'm not sure if they are available in Australia, though.