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I lasercut a 3mm thick acrylic piece to cover up the hideous HDD brackets a the bottom. I mounted my HDD vertically in the 5.25 bracket and made a mesh in front it to give it a little breathing room.

The HDD is mounted behind the little grill at the front.



A better look at the bottom-plate:



If you can't make use of a laser cutter yourself, Coldzero (www.coldzero.eu) also makes these kind of bottom-plates. They're called mid-plates on their website. They're great quality parts for very decent prices. They also ship worldwide.

so with that plate they sell can i leave my hdd and ssd mounted on bottom and just put that over it?
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so with that plate they sell can i leave my hdd and ssd mounted on bottom and just put that over it?

No, unfortunately not. You need to mount the drives elsewhere. There is plenty of space at the rear to install them though. Screws, double-sided tape or Velcro should do the trick.
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No, unfortunately not. You need to mount the drives elsewhere. There is plenty of space at the rear to install them though. Screws, double-sided tape or Velcro should do the trick.

Exactly what stops it ? I mean the ssd is small enough to fit in the bottom of that no?
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No, unfortunately not. You need to mount the drives elsewhere. There is plenty of space at the rear to install them though. Screws, double-sided tape or Velcro should do the trick.

Actually you can just read the specs on it thanks for that gonna purchase one soon
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Not counting the fans, Anyone know if it's possible to fit one Hardware Labs SR2 360 in the front and one SR2 240 on the top? Or is it better just to get one 60mm and one Slim?
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I made a custom panel for the bottom out of aluminum and acrylic that I painted black and added LEDs to to hide the bottom of the case.



As for the hard drive, I mounted mine using some 3M pull tabs that i had laying around for X-Mas decorations. Since I custom mounted a 360mm radiator in this back section and mounted a pump/res combo where the cage is supposed to go, I was limited on space.
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I lasercut a 3mm thick acrylic piece to cover up the hideous HDD brackets a the bottom. I mounted my HDD vertically in the 5.25 bracket and made a mesh in front it to give it a little breathing room.

The HDD is mounted behind the little grill at the front.



A better look at the bottom-plate:



If you can't make use of a laser cutter yourself, Coldzero (www.coldzero.eu) also makes these kind of bottom-plates. They're called mid-plates on their website. They're great quality parts for very decent prices. They also ship worldwide.

That looks gorgeous. I love seeing your build. And, actually, I think Coldzero has updated that "mid-plate" so it can work with 3.5" drives, but they say you should have two to keep it balanced.
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I made a custom panel for the bottom out of aluminum and acrylic that I painted black and added LEDs to to hide the bottom of the case.



As for the hard drive, I mounted mine using some 3M pull tabs that i had laying around for X-Mas decorations. Since I custom mounted a 360mm radiator in this back section and mounted a pump/res combo where the cage is supposed to go, I was limited on space.

Wow, this looks great, too. Do you find the two bottom fans get enough intake air? That would be ideal, as my GPU won't have a full-cover block, just an AIO.

The possibilities are endless here. biggrin.gif
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Wow, this looks great, too. Do you find the two bottom fans get enough intake air? That would be ideal, as my GPU won't have a full-cover block, just an AIO. The possibilities are endless here. biggrin.gif
Thanks for the kind words. I had a lot of fun building in this case. It was my first ever case mod and first ever full custom water loop. As far as the fans go, yes they push a ton of air! They are the Vardar 1850rpm fans like the rest of the fans on the radiators. Might squeeze some more air flow by switching to say corsair air series since they aren't being covered by anything, but I kept it the same as the rad fans for aesthetic purposes. I originally was going to connect them to the fan headers that are on the new Strix and let the GPU control those two fans but in the end ran them to a header on the mobo where I control them using an app.
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That looks gorgeous. I love seeing your build. And, actually, I think Coldzero has updated that "mid-plate" so it can work with 3.5" drives, but they say you should have two to keep it balanced.
Wow, this looks great, too. Do you find the two bottom fans get enough intake air? That would be ideal, as my GPU won't have a full-cover block, just an AIO.

The possibilities are endless here. biggrin.gif

Thanks.
I wasn't aware of their new mid-plates. Well in that case it does work with the HDD's installed. thumb.gif
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