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Jordan P.

Jordan P.

Joined on 02/09/11

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Get's The Job Done!

iStarUSA D-313SE-MATX Black Aluminum / Steel 3U Rackmount Compact Industrial Chassis - Black Bezel 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
iStarUSA D-313SE-MATX Black Aluminum / Steel 3U Rackmount Compact Industrial Chassis - Black Bezel 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: • Solid build quality • Enough room to fit essential components • Accommodates full-sized video cards • Includes bag of additional assorted screws and MB spacers (brass)

Cons: • No paperwork/instructions

Overall Review: This was my first time rack-mounting a workstation so I was surprised on how straight forward this process was. I wanted a 2u chassis but that required a different video card, a new CPU cooler and limited drive bays. The only additional components I had to buy were 2x 60mm fans - not listed as a Con since there was some freedom in selection. I'm using an older micro ATX MB with an i7 960 and was surprised that the cpu cooler fit. The cooler comes right to the top of the lid but still fits without any issues when mounting into my rack with surrounding components. Like other reviewers have mentioned, space is tight when fitting all of your components and be sure to use the brass risers/spacer for the motherboard.