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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys,

So I installed my Xigmatek 4 in 3 H.D.D/Fan Adapter in the drive bays of my Source 210 and it fits great but sits further back than I expected it to. I'd like to see if I can find some vented bay covers so it looks a bit nicer but the only thing I've found so far are some Lian Li covers and they cost 10 bucks a pop.

Any ideas?
Edited by Siegfried262 - 10/11/11 at 11:13am
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post #2 of 11
Could you make your own using the bay covers that came with the case?

Or just get some cheap bay covers and cut those ones up.

Any excuse to use my power tools.
post #3 of 11
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I do have a dremel. I could give cutting out most of the existing drive bay covers. Never tried something like that before though, haha.

I might wait until I get a fan-filter to stick in front of the fan because that might protrude a bit and help with the appearance.

One thing I considered was just scooting the adapter cage forward and leaving it as is. It sits pretty flush with the 5.25" cage in the case and I don't think it'd move considering how much pressure it took to slide back into the case but I'd rather not leave it unscrewed.
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post #4 of 11
modders mesh just make one big panel curve edges round to cable tie to drive bays
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Quote:
Originally Posted by richie_2010;15263181 
modders mesh just make one big panel curve edges round to cable tie to drive bays

I'm sorry, could you elaborate a bit more?
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by richie_2010;15263181 
modders mesh just make one big panel curve edges round to cable tie to drive bays

I like that idea a lot.

MM is expensive though.

http://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html
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post #8 of 11
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Afraid that wouldn't work. I'm looking for solutions on top of my Xigmatek 4 in 3 H.D.D adapter which currently occupies the 5.25" slots of my case.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by siegfried262;15263155 
i do have a dremel.

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post #10 of 11
"Modders mesh?" Seriously? Last time I check it was called perf(orated)-steel or expanded-metal.
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