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ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB992SK-B Full Metal 2 x 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: All metal construction, ahci support, supports 2.5 notebook hard drives and ssd drives.

Cons: None really, few cases have the small bays anymore they're all full size openings so you'll need a bezel of some type. Bays do not have their own locks, one lock for both bays.

Other Thoughts: I just rebuilt my system using a SSD for the OS drive and my older hard drives for just about everything except the operating system. This unit has two separate data cables and one single sata power connector. Most mobile racks you see these days are mostly all plastic, been there, when something breaks you pretty much throw it away. My new case still has one of the smaller front access bays, in the old days it was pretty much exclusively for floppy drives but no one uses those anymore so they've morphed into bays for notebook hard drives or lately for SSD drives. This thing is great there are two doors and you can have two drives installed at once, and the bay uses the same type of key that most other mobil racks I've owned uses so you aren't toting multiple keys. If your motherboard supports ahci and the drives do as well you can hot swap. This unit will support any thickness 2.5 drive, the fattest is 12.5 mm which I'm not sure is even made anymore, the typical ssd is also sort of fat as these things go. Setup was really easy, slide it in the bay, connect the cables, unlock the door pull out the tray install the drive, slide it back in lock it and away you go. No problems loading the OS to a drive in this bay and the dual setup will make it really easy to transfer the OS for that future time when the larger units are getting cheaper.

MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good slot spacing, has nearly everything you might want

Cons: Officially doesn't support AMD 9000 series cpus

Other Thoughts: I bought this board for a friend's install, he initially wanted a 9370 vishera cpu on it but after hours in forums and on MSI's web site I couldn't verify that MSI sanctioned that CPU on this board. Whether a cpu will work on a certain motherboard has a lot to do with the BIOS on the motherboard and if it's not on their sanctioned list sometimes it just won't work even if all the bus speeds and power requirements match. Sometimes companies don't get around to testing everything for some time after it comes out. Most people are not going to build with a $250.00 cpu right away, they'd wait for the price to come down. When the board showed up we kept researching but really couldn't verify it would work so we exchanged for a gigabyte ud5 which does officially sanction the vishera 9370. I would have loved to keep this I've built many MSI and they are great boards. After we rma'd I got a email from a forum moderator that he knows for a fact it will work...ack. But definetly do your own research if you want to put a 9000 series on this board, All the 8000 series are fully tested with this board if you don't mind going a bit slower.

Silverstone SST-FF122 120mm Fan Filter with Magnet (Black)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great product 02/26/2014

This review is from: Silverstone SST-FF122 120mm Fan Filter with Magnet (Black)

Pros: Screw holes and magnets for steel cases (aluminum is not magnetic). Easy to clean

Cons: Expensive, must use screws on aluminum cases

Other Thoughts: I didn't know about this product until a friend of mine told me about them. If you have fans that suck into your case they will quickly get dusty on the intake side. This filter should prevent the dust buildup and since they are magnetic you just pull them off wash them and put them back. If there is extra space around your fans with these installed you may want to block that space so dust doesn't get sucked into the case around the filters. Good product and I'll order these again.


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Display Name: Susan M.

Date Joined: 09/22/05

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 04/22/13
  • Last Review: 04/27/14
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