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What are you using your 5.25" drive bays for?

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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?

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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.
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
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February 22, 2010 7:52:01 AM

I just buy smaller cases... :) 
February 22, 2010 9:13:24 AM

cable management :p 
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.
February 22, 2010 3:12:17 PM

Corsair H50 Push / Pull.
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.
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! :lol: