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Spare 5.25 drive bays

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  1. Exile_Chavez

    Exile_Chavez New Member

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    hey guys, I have about 4 open 5.25inch drive bays, all right next to one another. I was wondering if there was anything I might be able to put there so that I could use all the space available to me, especially since its a large empty area.

    I have a front panel cover, so fans are out of the question, and I don't need water cooling. And so I am unsure of what I could put there, I again have 4 open 5.25, and a 2.25 floppy bay all open.

    Many thanks in advanced.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Cup holder?
     
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    I got a drawer I never use anymore. No shit. Made by Thermaltake; black, kinda glossy plastic. Far from the ugliest and/or dumbest thing I've ever seen shoved in a case bay. Used to keep thumb drives, important screws and the like, random adapters etc in there.
     
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    You can buy a hard drive adapter rack that is made to fit into adjacent 5.25 drive bays that will allow you to mount 3 to 4 3.5" hard drives in there if you should need some more hard drive space.
     
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    Dude, it will TOTALLY fit in there. That whole unit, including the fan on the side, is designed to fit into empty 5.25 drive bays. It'll fit. No worries. That's what it's made for. No modding necessary.
     
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    Tin snip time if you have inner 5.25 bay plates like some CM cases.

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    The fans on the front not the side and the reason i said it was due to trying with another case.

    Sweet cheaper that way too + more air flow.
     
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    Yeah, it's been doing good for my CM 690 for a while now, and I still have another 5.25 bay for a fan controller if I choose to get one. :D
     
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