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post #11 of 15
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With the cages full......it'll be pretty dang tight. I could potentially see an SSD on the rear inside top of the outer shell provided you don't have an extra tall HSF. You'd just need to have longer cables for it of plug and unplug them in the blind. Hope this helps.
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM Corsair H80 CPU Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan NZXT 140mm Roof exhaust fan Windows 7 Home Premium 
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AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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thanks!
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post #13 of 15
Hi again,

As you were kind enough to reply to me, i thought I would let you know that the build went great. It took a bit of fiddling with the wires to get them as "clean" as possible, but the addition of the 7th drive went very well.

I screwed to to the outside of one of the outer drive cages. (I will attach a photo for reference-- obviously the other drives weren't installed at this phase, but this little beauty stayed there after the other 6 drives were in their proper homes as well...)

I cannot express how thrilled I am with this setup!!

The only con to the whole thing is the stock AMD cooler on the cpu. It is a horrid little noise maker. Looking to replace it, but bearable until I do so.

Thanks again!

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
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post #14 of 15
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Looks nice!!! How was the cable routing with everything stuffed in there? I didn't think there was room on the outside of teh HDD cage, definitely good thought you had.
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM Corsair H80 CPU Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan NZXT 140mm Roof exhaust fan Windows 7 Home Premium 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM Corsair H80 CPU Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan NZXT 140mm Roof exhaust fan Windows 7 Home Premium 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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post #15 of 15
The cable routing went as good as could be with the PSU I bought. I went with a non-modular one in case the on board graphics just wasn't up to snuff. Due to this, it was a bit or a bend-this here/ squeeze-this-there kind of deal, but all in all I managed to get the cables *mostly* out of the way and so that there is sufficient airflow to keep everything cool and quiet. The positive side of the PSU that I chose is that there was plenty of room to bundle up the unused cables and stuff them at the egress point of the PSU without any problem at all.

I would say, at present, there is still room for a graphics card and a CPU cooler if I want to go that route...

(If I should find any need to open it back up in the near future, I can post some more photos)
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AMD A10-5700 FM2A85X-ITX APU Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 PC19200/2400MHz 
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1 x 2.5 SSD, 6 x 3.5's stock case fans and (for now) stock AMD cpu cooler Win 7 (64 bit) XFX Core Edition P1-550S-XXB9 550W 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
1 x 2.5 SSD, 6 x 3.5's stock case fans and (for now) stock AMD cpu cooler Win 7 (64 bit) XFX Core Edition P1-550S-XXB9 550W 
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