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Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive

System Builder Marathon, May '09: $600 Gaming PC

Case: SilverStone Sugo SG01-BF

The SilverStone Sugo SG01-F improves upon the original SG01 by allowing use of extended-length expansion cards that are up to 12” long. It’s designed for Micro-ATX motherboards and can house full-sized ATX power supplies.

Read Customer Reviews of SilverStone's SG01-BF

There are two external 5.25” drive bays and two internal 3.5” bays. Other features include steel construction, two 80 mm fans, and an aluminum front bezel with audio out and microphone connections, four USB 2.0 ports, and one FireWire port.

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550 W

Read Customer Reviews of OCZ's Fatal1tyOCZ550FTY 550 W

While a modular PSU was a must for this system, we sure didn’t want to skimp on supplying enough clean power to our components. This affordable OCZ was perfect with 450 W and 12 V of power, an 80+ efficiency rating, and a quiet 120 mm exhaust fan. The red LED lighting provides a nice glow from behind, but is barely noticeable through the Silverstone SG01-F side vents.

Optical Drive: LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner SATA Model iHAS322-08

Read Customer Reviews of Lite-On's iHAS322-08 DVD Burner

With the OEM version out of stock, we chose the Lite-On iHAS322-08. This retail 22X DVD burner was amazingly quiet and provided the second SATA cable we needed for our build. Also included for a few extra dollars are a beige face-plate and Nero 7 Essentials software.

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