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I have a question for people that have put HDD in the back chamber of the case.
Would mounting hard drives vertically in general cause any ill-affects to it?
My plan is to relocate the drives and put a make shift midplate made of plexi or lexan, and with the way my 360mm radiator is i had to bend one guide rails to fit my T connector/drain fitting.

Thoughts??

Hard drives don't care so long as you don't move them around while they're spinning.
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I personally would not recommend putting a hard drive vertically. Just my preference.
For ssd's obviously it doesn't matter for obvious reasons but the idea of having a hard drive vertical makes me nervous. I've never seen an oem machine with the hard drive vertical.
Just my opinion..
    
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I have a question for people that have put HDD in the back chamber of the case.
Would mounting hard drives vertically in general cause any ill-affects to it?
My plan is to relocate the drives and put a make shift midplate made of plexi or lexan, and with the way my 360mm radiator is i had to bend one guide rails to fit my T connector/drain fitting.

Thoughts??

I have actually done the same thing you have in mind. I'm using a bottom-plate in my 540, mounted the HDD/SSD's in the rear chamber of the case.
I mounted my HDD verticaly in the 5.25 inch bracket and modded a mesh in front of it. I haven't noticed anything wrong at all. Performance is just as good, temperature is perfectly fine as well with the mesh in front.

Here's my 540, not the best photos but it gives you an idea how i did it, hope it helps:




Don't look at the cable mess on the back, changed a fitting and leak testing.
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How did you mount the drive and how "could" fit??
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How did you mount the drive and how "could" fit??

There is some holes in the 5.25 inch drive bay, if you align it right you can get two screws in on the "bottom" of the HDD. Very sturdy, can't go anywhere.
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I personally would not recommend putting a hard drive vertically. Just my preference.
For ssd's obviously it doesn't matter for obvious reasons but the idea of having a hard drive vertical makes me nervous. I've never seen an oem machine with the hard drive vertical.
Just my opinion..

Nearly every OEM machine I've ever opened with an mATX case has it vertical. I also have two OEM Acer/HP cases that put them on their side edge. Here is a pic of an HP machine with it vertically:



I've never heard anything bad about mounting them in different orientations, but moving it while it is running or dropping it can be very harmful.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 2/29/16 at 4:51pm
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For this of you that have set up case lighting what is the best way to do it? I'm looking for an all red and black scheme so I think I want to go with red led strips. With so many brands however I'm not sure which is best.

Also I'm considering adding red led AF120 fans but I'm wondering if it may be a bit much and really overkill the red color. Any advice?

Here is a picture of my build so far. Still have a little cleaning up to do but it's a start.

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For this of you that have set up case lighting what is the best way to do it? I'm looking for an all red and black scheme so I think I want to go with red led strips. With so many brands however I'm not sure which is best.

Also I'm considering adding red led AF120 fans but I'm wondering if it may be a bit much and really overkill the red color. Any advice?

Here is a picture of my build so far. Still have a little cleaning up to do but it's a start.

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Well I tried some lighting in my case today with poor results. I just got some logisys blue cathodes from amazon. Came in a 2 pack for $8 bucks. Set one on top and one on bottom. The two cables wouldn't go around the back and plug into the power box. So... Don't go that route!
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Haha I have heard that I should go rgb led over cathodes but then again I've never done this before. I looked into the corsair link lighting kits. Seem to produce great results but there has to be a much cheaper quality solution since I do not need the extra fan control etc.


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