Originally Posted by chanmanx2k
The problem is that the space is so limited with adding HD's and the DVD Drive that airflow is limited. I wonder if there is a laptop to desktop rom drive bracket.
StarTech SLIMCDFDCAGE Slim Optical & 3.5in Hard Drive Mounting Bracket for 5.25in Front Bay
Support Phone Number: 1-800-265-1844
Model SLIMCDFDCAGESlim Optical & 3.5in Hard Drive Mounting Bracket for 5.25in Front Bay
Just ordered one of these to try out a slim dvd optical drive in the center, and it has a slot underneath the slim opti drive to insert a 3.5 hdd! We'll see how well it actually works upon arrival. Not sure if i'll even utilize the hdd space, but I am hoping it will allow the installation of a slim opti drive.
Still haven't figured out how I am going to get it to eject with the "bluray plate" in place....any suggestions from anyone? Been thinking about drilling a small hole in the bluray plate, and inserting some sort of spring loaded rod that depresses the eject button when depressed, but then snaps back (towards the operator) when not depressed. Does that make sense to anyone? I'm open for ideas. I may end up also cutting out some of the bottom plate of the adapter to allow for better heat dispersion of the ram directly below, and to avoid any potential interference with cpu cooler........would love to hear any feedback.
MSI Media Live Diva [7.1 card & 5.1 cards for more options, but also can run w/o any add in sound card and use spdif or dig coax out to receiver]
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8 GB Geil Black Dragon DDR2-667
Mushkin 580w modular PSU
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D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Wireless N Desktop Adapter
p.s. without the help of the folks in this forum there is no way I would have had a successful build right out of the box. This case is full of caveats, and thanks to the valuable info gleaned from here I was successful! This is a lovely case, and is well worth the energy and time i've put into it (girlfriend loves the look, hates the amount of time i've spent on it!) Thanks folks!