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drive bay mods - recommendations and ideas

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by hell_on_ice, 28 Dec 2005.

  1. hell_on_ice

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    drive bay mods - recommendations and ideas ****UPDATED WITH PICS****

    i just built my new box after getting a brand new Gigabyte 3D Aurora for christmas, and in my old case i had loads of 80mm silenx's all on a fan bus. Now i have 3 less fans, and all 120mm silenx's, i have no need for my 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 inch fan mates which controlled the speed of all the fans.

    that leaves me with 3 or 4 spare drive bays of which i need to fill with so high tech, flashy lighted gizmos.

    i have a lcd screen in there taking up one of the 5 bays, with a dvd writer going in the next one so that leaves 3 bays to fill.

    anyone got any ideas? (i also have 2 3 1/2 inch bays if ppl can think of something to fill them that would be cool)
     
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  2. alexakasloth

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    If you can't fill then up with gizmo's you could try using some filler and then sanding it down.
     
  3. Hamish

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    you could buy a colour 5" LCD screen that acts as an extra monitor to display stats etc for about £70 - thats 2-3 bays
     
  4. Noni

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    Maybe a little oven. So when your hungry you can cook some cake.
     
  5. SiriusB

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    Or maybe a mini fridge for that all important beer :D

    SiriusB
     
  6. hell_on_ice

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    i already have dual screen tft's, so nowhere to plug it in

    lol - i think i can go downstairs for that :p

    i have an idea - ill float it out there, see what you think:

    i have 3 drive bays - free

    im going to mount a sheet of perspex flush with the edge in these 3 bays, with a UV sticker on the back (possibly get it laser etched onto it) of some logo or something.

    behind that, there is space for 2 4" UV cathodes, and behind that still, i can mount a grill of some sort so that you cant see all the way into the case.

    what you guys reckon?
     
  7. SiriusB

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    If it is a good quality sticker/perspex then I reckon that could look pretty sweet.

    SiriusB
     
  8. P_A_N_I_C

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    i have an 'MDVA' from Mr Mashie, that is a flashy gizmo and takes up 2 bays :)
     
  9. minging

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    Yeah i second that , very clever/nice piece of kit, he was flogging them cheap too :)
     
  10. alexakasloth

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    How much did the MDVA cost?
     
  11. hell_on_ice

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    thats quite cool, but not exactly what im after, it needs to be fresh and unique i think - plus, im sticking with the bl00 theme :)

    i have finalised what im doing

    got hold of a friend who has access to a laser cutting machine - and im going to sort out the design for him to cut 1mm into a 3mm sheet of UV blue perspex:

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    that will be the design im putting in the perspex
     
  12. SiriusB

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    Nice design :)

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  13. V|per

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    Nice idea hell_on_ice, but not original :D Did this to my case, it works really well, but you'd get better results if the perspex was thicker and cut the design out from both sides, just dont cut all the way through, that dont look so good :rolleyes:
     
  14. GAMEfreak

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    get the glass frosted!!!! wld look so cooL. *pun intended lol*
     
  15. ic0n

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    i want to do this well have a screen to display stats how can this be done?
     
  16. hell_on_ice

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    pics?
     
  17. hell_on_ice

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    drive bay mods ****UPDATED WITH PICS****

    ok bumping this thread, as its been finished

    check this new mod i have just done for my pc - took ages but it looks amazing

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  18. Yewen

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    Ok, thats just superb.

    I do not go for mods like that, but, superb mate one of the best mods ive seen done on this forum.

    Just superb.
     
  19. hell_on_ice

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    thanks mate :) i love my modding. hearing that is the best thing when a mod is done
     
  20. Yewen

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    It suits that case really well, dont know how it would fair on another case, but they complement each other nicely.

    I can't wait to hear about what your doing next...