What are you using your 5.25" drive bays for? Tags: Power Supplies Silverstone Optical Media Components Last response: February 22, 2010 7:27 PM in Components Share MagicPants February 22, 2010 6:07:29 AM I've got five 5.25" drive bays on my mid tower case (silverstone ft01) I use exactly one of them for an optical drive. There are some wires crammed into another. Is anyone using more than two of them? For anything useful? More about : drive bays will_chellam February 22, 2010 7:18:50 AM You could put a fan or media controller in them.... How about some cooling fans? Liquid cooling system? Hot-swap - SATA disk caddy? or maybe just a second optical drive so you can do direct disc-disc copies or read and write at the same time. N.Broekhuijsen a b ) Power supply February 22, 2010 7:37:13 AM with an old case I cut the covers up, and put a fan behind them... watercooling system works there, audio panel etc Related resources Recommendations for remaining 5.25 drive bays - Forum Chassis without 5.25 " optical drive bays ? - Forum Silent PC case (5 5.25 bays ) or (3 5.25 & 2 3.24) - Forum 5.25 Drive bay Cooler FX-8350 - Forum What to put in extra drive bays ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kyzar February 22, 2010 7:52:01 AM I just buy smaller cases... fjiekie February 22, 2010 9:13:24 AM cable management jsc a c 144 ) Power supply February 22, 2010 10:57:50 AM I have three Antec 900 cases. So 6 of 9 external bays are tied up with hard drive bays and fans. 1 of the other three has an optical drive in it. GeekUSA February 22, 2010 3:12:17 PM Corsair H50 Push / Pull. JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply February 22, 2010 4:01:18 PM I use the 5.25 drive bays for an optical drive, a multi-card reader, and for cooling using a 4-in-3 bay device with a 120mm intake fan. MagicPants February 22, 2010 6:41:56 PM Hmm, mounting hard drives up there make the most sense to me, also the fan seems like a good idea. Here's some weird stuff I found. I probably won't get any of it though: http://www.crazypc.com/other/misc/toast.htm http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/audio-acessory/kam... http://mg.to/images/P6668A-3.jpg http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/1041/350__1... JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply February 22, 2010 7:27:20 PM I remember the toaster from a few years ago. Now if it would only make my coffee! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCooling using only 2 5.25 " bays ForumWhat to put in my spare drive bays / pci slots? ForumAntec 900 5.25 " drive bays smooth inside? ForumATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays ForumATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays ForumATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays ForumCase Mode / Parts / 5.25 bays Forumneed a 5.25 " drive bay cooler! ForumDo they make racks that fit in the 5.5" drive bays to.... ForumCustomizing a computer case with 5.25 expansion bays ForumDo cases normally separate the 5.25 " drive bays ? ForumXSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25 ” Bay Reservoir Pump V2 ForumPlease help a newbie understand why Seasonic PSU wont turn on :( ForumI have to keep restarting my computer for the internet to work every 5 to 10 min ForumWhat is difference between core i3 and core i5 and c2d More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !