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Alright, so moving a few things around in my case, I am considering taking out the entire bottom section where the hard drives are, and moving my two WD HDDs to the hot swap bays, and getting an extra hot swap tray for my SSD.

Now, I considered the possibility of getting a second hot swap connector piece, the piece which the HDD's connect to when I slide the trays in, and just using that with my SSD, but I didn't want to sacrifice the SATA III bandwidth as I think the connector piece only supports SATA II. Either way, do you guys see any downside to just using the hot swap connectors as a permanent solution?

In the end, what I am trying to accomplish is room in the bottom section for a radiator on top of a 360 on the top for future water-cooling. I absolutely do not want anything on the outside of the case, as I'm really doing this for looks and for the fun project, though lower temps is a bonus.



So what do you guys think? Is this just not going to work/just a dumb idea?
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Many people have done it, just search for the work lous
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Well an easy fix is to attach the SSD via a normal sata cabe and then just let it sit on top of the top HDD.
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post #4 of 9
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Well an easy fix is to attach the SSD via a normal sata cabe and then just let it sit on top of the top HDD.
Only reason I don't do that is I'd prefer to have it stationary, I don't like to have anything loose, just in case...;P

And I think this work log is very similar to what I would like to do, the only difference being dual cards, probably no res, and I'm going to sit the res up vertically while leaving the 200mm fan in the front of the case:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...r-360-rad.html
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Only reason I don't do that is I'd prefer to have it stationary, I don't like to have anything loose, just in case...;P
Thats what double sided sticky tape is for my friend.
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post #6 of 9
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Thats what double sided sticky tape is for my friend.
haha, also a bit too "ghetto-rigged" for my taste...lol....


If I decide to go with a third hot swap tray, does anyone know where I can buy another one? I can't find the option to buy one anywhere on CM's website.

EDIT: NVM found it!
Edited by MooCwzRck - 5/13/11 at 1:33am
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Are you interested in removing the SSD quickly?
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Are you interested in removing the SSD quickly?
No, just like everything to look clean, solid, and sturdy is all. More of a peace of mind thing than anything.
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Well you coud do what many people do and mount the SSD behind the right side pannel stuck to the side of the 5.25" bays. I've done this before with double sided sticky tape and once its stuck there it will not move, i actually had a hard time getting it off...
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