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Yep. I thought about that to.....
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Actually, I found an old sata cable in my box-o-wires that allowed me to install a full sized hdd in the bottom of the cage without having to flip the drives.
It is possible to get a full sized a drive in the bottom if it is right way up. I flipped mine upside down so I could route my 90 degree cable up and out the top of the cage. If I had had some 90 degree cables that went up instead of down I would have mounted my HDD right side up.
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i have 180 degree SATA cables going into the 2 HDDs i have mounted on the floor of my case, and there's enough room. Also considering the SATA power and there's still plenty of room. Plus, mine are in encloseures, and yup...there's still room...even for the acrylic cover i made for them...ok...now there's really no more room :-)


EDIT: you were talking about the bottom of the HDD cage, not the bottom of the case...my bad :-|
Edited by PB4UGO - 9/30/11 at 11:26pm
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i have 180 degree SATA cables going into the 2 HDDs i have mounted on the floor of my case, and there's enough room. Also considering the SATA power and there's still plenty of room. Plus, mine are in encloseures, and yup...there's still room...even for the acrylic cover i made for them...ok...now there's really no more room :-)


EDIT: you were talking about the bottom of the HDD cage, not the bottom of the case...my bad :-|
Haha. As I was reading I kept telling my self he has no idea what I was referencing and low and be hold you realized it on you own.
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Haha. As I was reading I kept telling my self he has no idea what I was referencing and low and be hold you realized it on you own.
yup! i'll put down the beer and go to bed haha.
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Thanks for the complement. I don't have a plan to get a fan controller because I don't want to mess with knobs routing cables, and what not. I also don't like the look of the knobs on the front on the case. In fact I'm not really digging my DVD drive and multi card reader. But I use them so they have to stay. I may get one of those Lian Li stealth drive covers.
http://www.lamptron.com/products/vie...ntroller_Touch

Comes with fan cable extensions of course. Just route all of the extension down to the other side of the psu and then route all your fan wires there.*
And then put temp sensor where you like to have them.
I am planning on getting one of those, I just currently don't have the $$$

Go and read/watch a review of that, it's amazing for the price imo. And afaik it has alu front so it probably would match lian li a05 perfectly


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E: And now that I am on my rig so I can link a picture without too much of a hassle..
*And by that I mean somewhere around here, either behind the hdd cage or the psu.
IMO, it wouldn't be that difficult to route them there, and the wires would be hidden


And here's a couple videos of the FC Touch
IMO, this would be perfect for your rig
And if you need more connections, you can always hook up 2 fans to 1 connection.
This unit can handle VERY power hungry fans eg watch the second vid so your P14's aren't a problem if you connect 2 of them to 1 connection

Edited by lagittaja - 10/1/11 at 7:16am
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post #167 of 214
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While it looks beautiful and is packed with features I can't really justify $70 just to control my already pretty quiet fans. Though if does become an issue I will think about this.
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The only reason I have a controller is because with my 580 gaming case temps go ^^^^. But when it is just idling my case temps are at ambient room temp. Also crank them up for some overclocking fun .
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Ok sooo I may have lost my motivation with my build. But it's time to knock of the dust and start working on her again.

I literally had to knock off some dust. It seems my room is rather dusty and I have created a small vacuum. I think this was only after 3-4 months of installing all three fans and running 24/7. As you can see it's kind of gross. This was only one of the three top fans. They were all this bad. I didn't have any canned air nor did I feel like buying a can just to fill my room with dust. So I improvised. Dug through my tool box trying to find my Q-Tips and I found a sponge brush instead. I gotta say it worked amazingly well. Larger than a Q-Tip so it was quite a bit faster. A quick brushing and then a puff of air and it's all gone. Now they are back to Noctua's sexy color and look just like new. But unfortunately my case still has a nice thin layer of dust over the top of everything. But for now I have crippled the dust monster so I will deal with the rest of the clean up when I start working on the cable management.

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So in order avoid this I had to come up with some sort of filter. Been trying to find the same thin filter foam that is used in computer cases with mesh but I came up empty handed. So I stopped off at the local hardware store and to pick up some DIY A/C foam filter material. The piece I bought was 14" x 25" x 1/4" thick, I really wanted a piece that was 1/8" or thinner so it wouldn't stop so much air flow and not bulge but I was out of luck. I cut a piece that fit in the top panel then started to back it with my fan guards, popped some holes with a screw driver, replaced the fan "screws" and slapped the fans back in to test it. There is definitely a major reduction in air flow, but I think they knocked some of the fan noise down. I'm still keeping my eye out for some thinner stuff. The 1/4" is just too thick.

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Now back to some fabrication. In a hair brained attempt to make more room in my case and create a means of cable management, I decided to mod the PSU, or well it's mount. So after an hour or so playing with CAD I drew up my own flat mounting plate. I will have to come up with some kinda connector for the PSU so for now I'm running without a front panel. In the end I managed to moved the PSU forward half an inch. May not be a a lot but when you don't have much you will take it.

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Thats it for now. Maybe the next update might not take 2 months. Then again it might. I am under taking another project, and planning a third. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy my work and find it inspiring.
Edited by animal0307 - 12/27/11 at 5:56pm
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Double post, New format was still messing with me.
Edited by animal0307 - 1/14/12 at 9:36pm
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