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This review is from: Athena Power RM-SLIDER1U26 26" IPC Rack Mount Slider Rail for 1U
Pros: These are the only ones I could find that are thin enough. They look flimsy but they actually work pretty good. I am not worried about them at all. My server is not real heavy though.
Cons: No ball bearings, but probably no room for them anyway. I think they are a little pricey for what you get.
Other Thoughts: I was scared to buy these because they look pretty flimsy, but I needed some extra-narrow rails for my Norco RPC-250 server case that is 430 mm wide. These were the only rails that I could find that are narrow enough for my case. Turns out they fit perfectly.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NORCO RPC-250 Black 2U Rackmount Server Chassis
Pros: I liked the fan bank. Keeps everything nice and cool. I thought the insides of the case were laid out well.
Cons: I had a hard time getting it to fit in my 19" server rack. Once I got the right rails, it actually fit pretty good.
Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that the overall case width is about 430 mm. A 19" rack has a 451 wide opening. That means that the rails you use must be less than 11 mm (.3 inches) each in order for you to mount the thing. I originally purchased some heavy-duty rails (iStarUSA IS-26) but couldn't get them to work (even after modifying them slightly) because they are about .5" wide (.2" too wide on each side). Most rails out there, (including the ones from Norco) are also about .5". I spent a lot of time shopping for thinner rails, and ended up with some non-ball bearing, light duty rails (Athena Power RM-SLIDER1U26) because they are the only ones I could find that would fit. I wish I would of known this in advance and saved the $50 I spent on the original rails.
Also, I didn't mount any optical or other removable drives in the external bays, so who knows if those work good.
This review is from: Dynatron G666 60mm Double Ball Bearing CPU Cooler
Pros: Works good when you have all the parts. Nice and cool CPU.
Cons: Make sure you buy the mounting kit (DY-PBK-1366). I didn't read the other review and had to order it later. I do not know how you could use this cooler without it. This is the only reason I took off an egg.
Other Thoughts: I am using this for a machine that sits in a server rack, so loudness is not really an issue, but it was SUPER LOUD right at first. However, once I turned on the Q-Fan control on my ASUS mobo, it became nice and quiet. Way quieter than the other machines in my rack.READ FULL REVIEW