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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer - HD7970 & HDD Cage

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May 20, 2012 3:09:01 AM

Hi,

I am about to build my first gaming rig and need some advice on this case.

The Case I picked is a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer but noticed that there is only 270mm of space to fit a graphics card.

I am getting a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC which is 280mm in length.

I saw that you can remove the HDD Cage to fit large GPUs, but my question is where are the HDDs going to fit?

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but I'm new to PC building,

Thanks in Advance!
a b ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 7:17:58 AM

When you remove 1 HDD cage, that doesn't mean you remove all the cages. You should be able to put the HDD/SSD into the other cages.
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May 20, 2012 8:15:32 AM

knowlesy7 said:
Hi,

I am about to build my first gaming rig and need some advice on this case.

The Case I picked is a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer but noticed that there is only 270mm of space to fit a graphics card.

I am getting a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC which is 280mm in length.

I saw that you can remove the HDD Cage to fit large GPUs, but my question is where are the HDDs going to fit?

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but I'm new to PC building,

Thanks in Advance!

i have a storm enforcer and i also removed the top HD cage,i did this to assist airflow and simply put the HD at the bottom cage..no problem..you will have plenty of room for your video card
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May 20, 2012 9:03:00 AM

This picture should give you a good idea how much room there is for a video card with the top HDD cage removed. Besides the lower HDD cage you can also put HDDs in the empty 5.25" drive bays with a 3.5" to 5.25 adapter bracket.
There is also the 2.5" drive cage next to the lower 3.5" drive cage.



source: The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Owners Club
http://www.overclock.net/t/1038918/the-cooler-master-st...
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a b ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 9:19:46 AM

WR2 said:
This picture should give you a good idea how much room there is for a video card with the top HDD cage removed. Besides the lower HDD cage you can also put HDDs in the empty 5.25" drive bays with a 3.5" to 5.25 adapter bracket.
There is also the 2.5" drive cage next to the lower 3.5" drive cage.

http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/d/d0/d0758f5b_vbattach217835.jpeg

source: The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Owners Club
http://www.overclock.net/t/1038918/the-cooler-master-st...

wow whats all the steel cage around the psu and hard drives for,i have never seen that before
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 9:32:01 AM

I'm pretty sure it's 'carbon fiber looking' flexible plastic. It does look nice though.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 9:33:52 AM

OK, maybe not. The post (on page 3) is saying it IS wire mesh after all.
That's some pretty serious work to use metal that way.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 9:36:03 AM

With a close-up view it's easier to tell.

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May 20, 2012 9:40:35 AM

looks like wire mesh,seems alot of work for nothing really,ahh well someone is enjoying themselves
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 9:55:58 AM

Someone showing some skills there.
More custom mod examples in that Storm Enforcer Owners Club link.
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May 20, 2012 3:14:02 PM

Best answer selected by Knowlesy7.
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May 20, 2012 3:15:21 PM

ahhh... ok! tyvm for the help! Cant wait to start building now :) 
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a c 104 ) Power supply
May 20, 2012 3:18:06 PM

Its modders mesh, very tidy as well :) 
I'd say the have a shop/workbench as the bends there are very neat and pro-looking,
If he'd done it a little higher, it would've hidden the Mobo cables better too :p 
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