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SAMSUNG 8X Slim Internal DVD Burner, OEM Package Without Software 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 4X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SN-208BB
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Pros: You are buying this drive because it is the cheapest available slim optical drive on Newegg. It delivers on being inexpensive.

Cons: This is an OEM product, so it doesn't come with anything beyond the drive itself. So, if you're using this in anything besides a laptop, you're going to need to purchase a slimline SATA adapter. This should probably be mentioned somewhere in the product description. I purchased this for my Mini-ITX build and had to wait a week to finish putting together the computer because I had to wait for the slimline adapter.

Something like this or this would work.

SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-450-USB3.0 ALL Black Plastic / SECC Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with SFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified / Single +12V rail Power Supply with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)
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Pros: The case feels solid. Manufacturer clearly designed this case with builders in mind. There is enough room for everything, but prepared to put some work into getting everything to fit while maintaining good airflow. The 450W PSU is a really nice thing to have in a case of this size. Should be plenty to power whatever is thrown at it, given that SLI is not possible with this case, anyway.

Cons: PSU died after a day of use. SilverStone has a great reputation, so I assume this was just a fluke. I ordered a replacement and it has worked well.

The HDD bracket can only be held in by screws at one end (the screws at the other end are inaccessible once the bracket is in place), so it sort of hangs there, on top of the the nest of wires coming from the PSU.

Other Thoughts: Excellent cable management is a MUST in this case and it can be a real challenge. The case is very, very small (that's why you're getting a Mini-ITX case, after all), and if you're using the HDD bracket and don't run all of your cabling out of the way as best you can as you go along, you're gonna have a bad time, airflow-wise. Also, once you have the video card in, you're not going to be able to access very much (it'll take up the entire left side of the case), so try to get everything else situated before you install it.


Brian D.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian D.

Date Joined: 09/24/07

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 10/01/12
  • Last Review: 10/01/12
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