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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicornΒ View Post

But that left me with an unused SSD and an empty ODD caddy. What to do? Why, a hot-swap bay of course, or as close as you can get in a laptop. The only problem was that there's about 10mm of height for drives but SSDs are 7mm. Since I want it to hot-swap, I don't want it to flop around. Solution: foam.

Do you have any trouble getting the caddy out again? I have one in my laptop but with a HDD in and I leave it in most of the time as it's a pain to keep taking out, plus I don't actually have the tools to do it right now anyway. Sometimes when I try and take it out the faceplate comes off rather than the whole thing coming out tongue.gif
     
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I get a finger or fingernail underneath the faceplate and pull. It's only held in by the slim SATA port. I've considered looking into a telescoping tube or an external lock, but I think I'll leave it as is unless I encounter problems. I can always swap the faceplate for a handle if needed.
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post #2533 of 7201
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I think this is another appropriate thread.

And another one im in cheers.gif Glad my advice worked for ya.
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Every time I think of someone using a hot swap setup, I think of somebody going "Oh snap, the police are coming, gotta hot swap out my HD video drive!"
post #2535 of 7201
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Originally Posted by Jack MacΒ View Post

Every time I think of someone using a hot swap setup, I think of somebody going "Oh snap, the police are coming, gotta hot swap out my HD video drive!"

Correct, that's why i use hotswap on my 1tb storagehdd, what include even one, very illegal and poison program,

and it's...



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Wow! You guys really have me worried. I frequently hot swap HDDs for backups. Didn't know I had to keep the lights dimmed and the shades drawn. wink.gif
     
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Wow! You guys really have me worried. I frequently hot swap HDDs for backups. Didn't know I had to keep the lights dimmed and the shades drawn. wink.gif

You have been warned wink.gif
    
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post #2538 of 7201
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I was running an older septre 24 inch monitor and a dell 23 inch monitor on a dual monitor stand. The dell has no vesa mount to I had rigged it. Anyway the septre was a different resolution(1920x1200). It was also pretty heavy and thick compared to modern LED tech. I decided it would be better to get another 23" 1080p monitor which I did on black Friday at Best Buy(lg 23EA63V-P). I totally did not read the specs on Nvidia Surround, because if I did I'd have read that in fact need 3 like monitors and just two would not bee sufficient.

I had to get another LG monitor but Black Friday was over, so Best Buy's price shot back up... I ordered a identical refurbished one with free shipping from Best Buy and it turned out to be just fine.

My issue was that I has a dell 23 inch Dell monitor without vesa mount(thanks Dell). Well, I've also lost the stand for the monitor smile.gif it really needed a taller stand anyway if it was going to be on the same plane as the other two LGs.

Also, I had been accustomed to monitoring my system stats while I game to optimize my settings(on the old septre). With just 3 monitors I would not be able to do that as they would be bonded together to operating as a single monitor. For that I bought a $60 Hanns-g 16" monitor but I wish there were better options in 16" but its not bad.

With aluminum parts I obtained fromn the Home Depot, I rigged these monitors stands and that is all there is to say other than the fact that multi-monitor gaming is really fantastic and brings it to the next level.

yes, The c-clamp holding the monitor steady to the desk is part of the finished product smile.gif






Ha! Get on my level lol Jk! Nice Setup! thumb.gif



post #2539 of 7201
It was really hot here today and the onboard audio in my rig failed, forcing me to move my 7870's right next to each other so I could run a soundblaster card in my only pci slot.
One of the cards actually peaked at 102c, I was going to cut a hole in the side of my case to accommodate a 200mm fan but i broke my last steel jigsaw blade.
Here is how I solved the problem with some cable ties and an old fan left over from a haf 932 build.

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It was really hot here today and the onboard audio in my rig failed, forcing me to move my 7870's right next to each other so I could run a soundblaster card in my only pci slot.
One of the cards actually peaked at 102c, I was going to cut a hole in the side of my case to accommodate a 200mm fan but i broke my last steel jigsaw blade.
Here is how I solved the problem with some cable ties and an old fan left over from a haf 932 build.
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You didn't tell us the after temps.... mad.gif
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