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Help I don't know if my case can fit a optical disc drive

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by david li, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. david li New Member

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    I'm building a pc for the first time and I brought the master 5 black and white Mid tower case on amazon but I don't see a slot for a optical disc drive. Isn't the optical disc drive supposed to be in front? Or is this case not compatible with a optical disc drive.
     
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    Uhmm... I always check such things before buying..... :)
     
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    If your talking about the MasterCase 5, there are two slots in the top in the front?

    What is the exact brand and model of your case?
     
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    If you mean the Coolermaster MasterBox 5, it doesn't have bays for an optical drive.

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    That's probably what he got.
     
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    Technically, the room is there, and specs on the Masterbox show you can buy the parts for 5.25" bays as part of their "maker movement" designs. Although, depending on the case in hand, you will have to buy the bay brackets as well as a front bezel.
     
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    Yeah he'll need a new front as well with openings for a optical drive.... Don't know if that's available for this case though..
     
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    Specs seem to allude to the fact that it is. Also the entire series have similar bezels, so the option is likely there.

    Edit: Found it.... http://www.cmstore-usa.com/masterbox-5-5-25-drive-bay-panel-upgrade-kit/ Out of Stock currently, but the creature does exist.
     
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    Since I need a optical disc drive to install my operating system which is window 10, would it be fine if I use a DVD/CD reader instead.
     
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    Yes if it can be booted from
     
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    How about downloading Windows 10 on USB stick?
    Assuming he has a disc with a key on it, maybe there isn't an optical drive needed?
    If it's only for the Windows installation that is.
     
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    you can always buy an external USB DVD/CD drive, prob solved
     
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    I got one of these. Only used it like once in the last 5 years
     
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    Me too. Quite literally just collects dust, but on the rare occasion I need one, it is super handy. I think you can snag one for about $20 nowadays.

    JAT
     
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    There's several PC "must haves" that I keep ,regardless of how old or outdated they become. SD card readers luckily those are built into my monitor, DVD/CD drives, PS/2 mouse and keyboard. Although these three things are extremely outdated and you never regularly need them, when you do need them if you don't have them you're going to have to order them ....for example a PS2 keyboard is priceless when you can't get USB to work on your PC , ;)
     
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    or hook the DVD/CD drive up outside the box load the OS then remove then CD boom done.
     

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