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The lightshow feature will not be used, but these are the colors. I was waiting and waiting for newegg to get a black one in stock so that I could paint/powdercoat it flourescent orange, but I settled on just buying the orange one. From the looks of it, I may come out alright. I wanted something waaay different that was over the top for this build, mission accomplished methinks.

Hmm... guess we'll have to wait and see.
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My red prodigy wating for the parts to arrive...biggrin.gif
post #4593 of 11743
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Oh no, I broke it... lol






OMG what a legend!!! Does an optical drive fit okay without any other mods needed?
post #4594 of 11743
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OMG what a legend!!! Does an optical drive fit okay without any other mods needed?

Yeah, it fits great! There is probably 2-3mm gap between the optical drive cage, and the pcu cage. I really wish BitFenix just set things up like this from the get-go. I think my case looks completely different now, on the inside, and it's a definite improvement! It has given me a place to hide my hard drive plus wires for it, fan controller, and wires for that... plus there will be a little bit of room left, even with things bundled up. I plan on putting split-loom on all of my wires, since I don't have any sleeves, but think it will still look good, and will hold things together nicely.
I will be able to run all of the wires just under the extended edges of the optical cage, and in through the pre-existing holes in the pcu cage, so no random wires everywhere.
My only gripe about having the optical cage like that is that there isn't anything to connect it to in the back. I'm just going to have to make something custom for it to be completely stable, but if you don't put any pressure on the cage itself, you wouldn't really ever know that it's only connected to the front panel. I think I'm just going to buy some acrylic or something, and make a couple small plates that I can screw to the extended portions of the optical cage, that would act as stabilizing feet and not allow the cage to move about.
I am slightly concerned about any need to access the wires underneath the optical cage though. After having popped the rivets on the front panel, and then flipping the panel itself, I found that I can't put screws or bolts into the four corners (where the corner rivets were) simply because when you put the feet back on the case, the screws cause the feet to stick out ever so slightly and I'm rather anal about stuff like that. So, my solution to that may be to superglue the front panel back on. If i do that however, and while it would get the case back to it's original structural integrity, I wouldn't be able to get to the wires underneath that cage. There just isn't enough room to move that cage (I don't think... I played around with it for a while), when the front panel is affixed. Even if I put the cage on a flange, I don't think it would have enough room to rotate up enough, since I have a big 230mm fan directly above it.
Let me know what you guys think on that issue...
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Originally Posted by Pyropetepete View Post

OMG what a legend!!! Does an optical drive fit okay without any other mods needed?

Sorry, I may have mis-read your post, and thought you asked about just the cage itself. You could get an actual optical drive in there, but the wires and connectors would be tight. It might work as long as you have L shaped connectors, and not just the typical flat ones, depending on what type of drive you have. I don't plan on using an internal drive, so I'm not worried about that.
I suppose you could simply drill some holes in the pcu cage though, if you were to do the same mod I did, since you'd have the front panel off anyway.

I could also go get a cheap rivet gun from AutoZone or something, but I'm not sure what size rivets I'd need. They'd have to be super small. But, then again, I'd still have to come up with a way to access the stuff under the optical cage, if something needed to be done there.
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Its true what they say, nothing is new only repeated differently =)

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Its true what they say, nothing is new only repeated differently =)

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Yep! The only reason that i did that to mine was because I had heard of other people doing it.
post #4597 of 11743
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

Yep! The only reason that i did that to mine was because I had heard of other people doing it.

At least you were wise enough to do it on an empty case, would you believe when i did mine not only did i have components inside, but running! With a radiator at the top. Needless to say it was tricky work lol. It was an "i have an idea" moment =)

Like you i only have a fan speed controller in the 5.25" bay, in fact i have dropped the bay itself all together now, controller held in place by magic, magic and friction. Still contemplating my next move, with such an empty void at the front it looks odd, almost like i should cut the front half of the case off and shorten it... hummm lol.
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Originally Posted by HuwSharpe View Post

At least you were wise enough to do it on an empty case, would you believe when i did mine not only did i have components inside, but running! With a radiator at the top. Needless to say it was tricky work lol. It was an "i have an idea" moment =)

Like you i only have a fan speed controller in the 5.25" bay, in fact i have dropped the bay itself all together now, controller held in place by magic, magic and friction. Still contemplating my next move, with such an empty void at the front it looks odd, almost like i should cut the front half of the case off and shorten it... hummm lol.

Hahaha nice. I wouldn't dare to and do that with a full case of running stuff. Unfortunately though, I don't have anything else to fill it with. That, and I just got an email saying that the motherboard that I ordered the other day is actually on back order. :/ So, since it's actually discontinued with an ETA of mid February, I highly doubt that I'll be able to get it which really sucks. I'm gonna have to wait and see if the seller actually does get one in though.

I'm gonna have to mess around with the optical cage again tonight, to see if I can figure out a way to move it around when the front panel is on, and fastened.
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Thank you
i cut the logos my self☺
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Thank you
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