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This is a particularly low-tech, mundane, unsexy topic. But it has both practical and aesthetic significance.

As I'm migrating over to the new system in this great case (black), I'm making frequent use of the pop-up top ports. Mostly the USB ports at this point. Moving files from one machine to the other, writing files to a flash drive to take off site. Uplading from cameras. You get the picture.

So I'm fining I have this clutter of USB drives not plugged in, their caps if they are plugged in, camera-gps-etc. cables. Where is that cap? Is it under the clutter of papers? Did I put it in my pocket and it's now at the bottom of the washing machine? Did the elves take it? (Once this busy Christmas season is over they get bored and cause all sorts of mischief.) So I've been thinking about some sort of storage bin or caddy that's handy, but not totally ugly on my black case and not in the way of other functionality (like airflow or 5.25" bay access).

I've seen cute 5.25" bay storage drawers that would be invisible and the right size, but that's expensive real estate for the purpose and I don't have an empty bay anyway.

I've thought about making or buying a black, multi drawer or shelf cabinet same height say about the same width as the case for this purpose and also for the various drive enclosures I have. Maybe it should just be a drawer on or under the computer table/desk and not near the case at all.

But wondered how anybody else has addressed this.

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Intel Xeon W3680 Westmere-EP Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev. 2) PNY (Nvidia) Quadro 2000 1GB PNY (Nvidia) Quadro 400 for 3rd monitor 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Mushkin Silverline (6 x 4)=24 GB DDR3 1333 C(OS): 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition, S... D(Data): two WD RE4 1TB 3.0Gb/s (RAID 1)  Two WD RE4 1TB 3.0Gb/s to be used in hot swap b... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 500AZLX 500GB, in hot swap bay. Used t... Two PATA legacy drives mounted between PSU (rea... LaCie D2 Quadra 1TB e-SATA 3.0 Gb/s (for immedi... Sony Optiarc AD-7261S-OB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Case stock fans: one 230mm front intake, two 23... CM External GPU Duct & CM 120mm Ex. Fan Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm (addl. bottom case intake) Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm (addl. rear case exhaust) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. CPU heat sink Noctua NF-P12 1300R 120mm push fan on CPU heat ... Scythe Kaze Master Pro 6 channel fan controller 70mm fan on i-Star hot swap HDD cage (disconnec... 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit HP Pavilion 23xi HP Pavillion 27xi (1) HP Pavillion 27xi (2) 
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Logitech K330 Wireless w/mouse Seasonic Platinum-860 80 Plus 860 Watts ... CM ATCS 840 (minor mods) Logitech K330 wireless 
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Some freebee with an advert on it Cyber Acoustics CA-1001WB 5.25" Drive Bay for now  i-Star USA three bay, 3.5" hot swap cage (in tw... Drive A: Internal FDD w/ multi card readers & 1... 
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