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I work best once the kids are in bed. I pulled a HDD tray out of an old HP desktop I had in the shed. I really think I can get it to work where the 2.5 HDD tray was originally mounted. It may only be 2, maybe 3 bays (and thats a BIG maybe) but its worth a shot. So I'll tinker with it later tonight.


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post #72 of 10493
My 140s were delivered yesterday and I spent some quality time with a pair of side cutters and the front panel to get them to fit. I then came here to post about it and everyone already knows! frown.gif

It ended up being a waste of time anyways. I got those $2.50 Xigmatek's on Black Friday. They are way too noisy for me. I put the stock 120s back in and set them to 50%.

I have some minor nitpicks with the case, and there are really simple things they could do to improve it, but I still love it. Easily the best case I've had.
Edited by PiERiT - 11/29/12 at 10:25am
    
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post #73 of 10493
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I then came here to post about it and everyone already knows! frown.gif

Yup, we beat ya to it. :-)
Would still like to see a pic of what you did. Might help someone else out.
 
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Yup, we beat ya to it. :-)
Would still like to see a pic of what you did. Might help someone else out.

I'll post it up when I get home. It's not pretty, mostly because it was midnight and I was angry that they wouldn't fit, but whatever works. In hindsight, I should have put them on the inside. Another reason I should have read this thread.

It's basically what you outlined a page or two back. I also had to bend the steel tabs in the opposite direction.
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post #75 of 10493
Here's pics of the front panel and PCB. I think the USB port on the left is wonky too. Pulled everything out last night and put it back together too since I got a new mobo.

qusu5ygy.jpg
hehequ9a.jpg
agy4u7a3.jpg

My photo taking skills are severely lacking plus the camera on my phone isn't great. If you want to see something different lmk.

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post #76 of 10493
I'm glad you brought up the front panel.... Does your pwr button have any feel to it? I just touch mine and it powers on/off. There is no movement. It could be in a bind because of the 140mm fans.. I need to double check later. worse case, I put some 120mm orange fans in.
 
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post #77 of 10493
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I'm glad you brought up the front panel.... Does your pwr button have any feel to it? I just touch mine and it powers on/off. There is no movement. It could be in a bind because of the 140mm fans.. I need to double check later. worse case, I put some 120mm orange fans in.

If the front panel doesn't fit perfectly, the power button will be... mushy, I guess. Try putting pressure on the middle/center of the front panel to see if it snaps into place. If that doesn't work, you might need to trim the plastic shorter, or bend these tabs in the opposite direction:


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post #78 of 10493
So here I am again, Got my package in the mail. I have in standing next to my cm trooper case. Just as a reference to people who this this is a SFF case. It is categorized as mid tower. It is a well designed case with many modding possibilities. With the two handles on the side i find it easier to carry than the trooper.



post #79 of 10493
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Here's pics of the front panel and PCB. I think the USB port on the left is wonky too. Pulled everything out last night and put it back together too since I got a new mobo.

qusu5ygy.jpg
hehequ9a.jpg
agy4u7a3.jpg

My photo taking skills are severely lacking plus the camera on my phone isn't great. If you want to see something different lmk.

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Thanks for the photos and they're good enough. Doesn't look like anything is physically wrong so I would get Cooler Master to send you a replacement PCB. I have my 690 II Cooler Master case that the audio jack wasn't good, so I had them send the replacement part and all has been well since till I retrofitted an upgrade to a new USB 3.0 panel. These things do happen, too bad this was you with this and not the Powerball.
post #80 of 10493
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Is there an easy way to remove the CM logo on the front panel? I'm thinking about trying to make it darker or paint it black.

 

Warm hair dryer blowing and gently prying it loose unless you take the mesh apart from the front panel and blow it from the backside to try to get it off without bending the tin decal.
Edited by nickt1862 - 11/29/12 at 12:04pm
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