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 a b ) Power supply 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources what can i put in extra 5.25 in drive bays - Forum Can you fit a 5.25 fan controller in two 3.5 drive bays? - Forum can i put two optical drives if my case has two 5.25 drive bays? - Forum Easy way to mount a 120 mm fan in 5.25 " drive bays - Forum Chassis without 5.25" optical 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... m 0 l fjiekie February 22, 2010 9:13:24 AM cable management m 0 l 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. m 0 l GeekUSA February 22, 2010 3:12:17 PM Corsair H50 Push / Pull. m 0 l 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. m 0 l MagicPants a b ) Power supply 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... m 0 l 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMini ITX Build in my 5.25 drive bays, Is it possible? Forum Installing 3x3.5 hubs in 2x5.25 drive bays Forum Looking for a Shallow Case with Lots of 5.25" Drive Bays Forum Do you use 5.25 bays? (POLL) Forum 5.25" Drive Bays, The Ultimate Question Forum Recommendations for remaining 5.25 drive bays Forum Cooling using only 2 5.25" bays Forum Do cases normally separate the 5.25" drive bays? Forum Any good ideas on uses/ways to fill 5.25" bay/s? Forum Antec 900 5.25" drive bays smooth inside? Forum New Case has 9 External 5.25" Drive Bays Help Me FIll them Forum ATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays Forum ATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays Forum ATX Case - 5 5.25 drive bays Forum Solved5.25" Drive Bay Spaces Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !