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Mine dangle around in the 5.25" drive section of my case. Just hanging with the cables suspending them under my fan controller. lol

Shudder! While that will not do any harm as long as the cable connectors don't let go (and it is highly unlikely they will), I'm just too anal to allow that in a rig of mine. It would bug the snot out of me until I got that sucker nailed down. Even tape would be better than just dangling as long as it was done neatly (I told you I'm anal biggrin.gif).
     
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Mine dangle around in the 5.25" drive section of my case. Just hanging with the cables suspending them under my fan controller. lol

Shudder! While that will not do any harm as long as the cable connectors don't let go (and it is highly unlikely they will), I'm just too anal to allow that in a rig of mine. It would bug the snot out of me until I got that sucker nailed down. Even tape would be better than just dangling as long as it was done neatly (I told you I'm anal biggrin.gif).


haha, i dont see it and it is secure, that is all that matters. :D

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haha, i dont see it and it is secure, that is all that matters. biggrin.gif

Like I said, I'm anal. wink.gif Even though I couldn't see it, it would still bug the everlovin' snot out of me!
     
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There are 5.25" -> 2.5" adapters you can purchase for like $6~7 and have them tucked away hidden in the 5.25" slots. Thats what I'm planning to do so I can get rid of my SSD bay and my HDD bays so both intake fans get better airflow smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=5.25%22%20to%202.5%22
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haha, i dont see it and it is secure, that is all that matters. biggrin.gif

Like I said, I'm anal. wink.gif Even though I couldn't see it, it would still bug the everlovin' snot out of me!

that's nothing...I can't even put a PC together with out using all the exactly same style of screws...you can't see it, but I will know
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that's nothing...I can't even put a PC together with out using all the exactly same style of screws...you can't see it, but I will know

Oh, I'm just as bad. I ordered a box of black oxide 6-32 x 3/16" screws and a box of the same color M3 x 5 screws (couldn't find them locally) for mounting my HDDs, optical drive, etc. so all the screws would match each other and the case interior. I also custom made most of my PSU cables to cut down on cable clutter in my tight case.
     
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I just bought a samsung 256GB 840 pro model ssd and this is the first ssd drive i have owned. At the moment I dont have a drive bay for it and it is sitting atop of my HDD bays at the moment. Is it ok to leave it like this or should i get a drive bay for it?

Depends on how you want to arrange things in your case. I have one of these:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11681/cpa-505/Lian_Li_525_to_4_x_25_HDD_Converter_-_Black_BZ-525B.html
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