Yeah...crap. Complicating it somewhat too is that I already just got an external Blu Ray reader in a combo deal with a Raptor 150 on eBay and threw it in an esata case. Using with my P55 box that is now a server (all 4 bays full with a res/pump and a hot swap drive cage). I could always just swap those drives and use the burner external for both but the reader isn't worth crap (was glad to have found a use cause I just needed another Raptor really) and moving it back and forth is meh. Though I don't need an optical drive all that much on my main rig. Maybe could just share discs over the network too. I got the white w/ black front Prodigy and it would look nice in there as well though.
Fortunately my Asrock m-itx does have an esata port too.
Originally Posted by PopcornMachine
Maybe put the rad up front? Of course that would mean removing drive racks.
Thought about this today and it's a possibility. Would be really close to my present res though but perhaps doable with the right fittings. Angled and/or rotary. Same deal for rear being so close to block.