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5.25->3.5 Hard Drive cage and cheap PCIe SATA controller

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So I need some sort of 5.25" bay converter and a PCIe controller of some sort. Any ideas, guys? For the 5.25" bay converter, I want something similar to the Antec 1200's drive bays where there isn't a giant brand name slapped on the front like on the Cooler Master and Silverstone 5.25" bay converters.

PCIe SATA card needs to be relatively cheap since I'm a poor SoB.
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Anyone? D:
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post #3 of 7
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I want something similar to the Antec 1200's drive bays where there isn't a giant brand name slapped on the front like on the Cooler Master and Silverstone 5.25" bay converters
I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Are you wanting hot-swap via front? I personally am working on a build and just ordered x2 5.25 -> 3.5 silicon vibration dampeners off of frozencpu.com. I'm sure there are options for more hdds in the space provided though. I just needed to get rid of my HDD cage and I use an external DVD rather than internal since disks are pretty useless (I have x2 2TB drives in raid 1 and just store all of my disks in .ISO since mounting them that way is faster than any DVD/BR drive ).
post #4 of 7
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Well, the Antec 1200's hard drive bays are essentially 5.25"->3.5" hard drive cages with a fan and filter in them. I want something like that with a filter, but in stock since Antec has been out of stock for months. The CM and Silverstone hard drive cages are nice, but their logos are pretty ugly.
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You can get something like this or this.
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post #6 of 7
Ah, I see what you mean now. My hard drives are isolated from the rest of my case and heat isn't an issue (5k drives w/ 5x gentle typhoons in my case = no problems... or ANY noise )
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i just received a Zalman hotswap today, good rig for the buck
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