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What are you using your 5.25" drive bays for?

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?
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    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.
  2. with an old case I cut the covers up, and put a fan behind them...

    watercooling system works there, audio panel etc
  3. I just buy smaller cases... :)
  4. cable management :p
  5. 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.
  6. Corsair H50 Push / Pull.
  7. 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.
  8. 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/kama-bay-speaker-ace.html

    http://mg.to/images/P6668A-3.jpg

    http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/1041/350__1_A2413.jpg
  9. I remember the toaster from a few years ago. Now if it would only make my coffee! :lol:
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