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Does the stock H220 rad fit in the front of the Midi R2?
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For the people that remove the HDD cage, do you just not have any HDD drives or do you put them in the media bays?

My 1TB HDD is in one of the optical drive bays (using adapters)
My SSD's are propped up on the back of the case.
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post #8813 of 16063
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Yeah, I use SSDs for my OS/home folders, but I assume most people don't use them for data storage, considering their price to GB ratio is way more expensive than HDDs. I like that removing that bottom cage probably increases airflow to my GPUs, but I wouldn't know where to put my two 1TB drives.
Get creative bro.
Just throw them into the 5,25 bay, get a Skythe Humiro or skrew them somewhere. wink.gif

This is where I store my games:

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post #8814 of 16063
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get a Skythe Humiro

Does it really keep HDD's cool enough?
post #8815 of 16063
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Get creative bro.
Just throw them into the 5,25 bay, get a Skythe Humiro or skrew them somewhere. wink.gif

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If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
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post #8816 of 16063
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Yeah, I use SSDs for my OS/home folders, but I assume most people don't use them for data storage, considering their price to GB ratio is way more expensive than HDDs. I like that removing that bottom cage probably increases airflow to my GPUs, but I wouldn't know where to put my two 1TB drives.

Understood, I have found that when I stop having the mentality of a hoarder when it comes to my personal PC that 240 gig becomes a lot of space.
post #8817 of 16063
I'm pretty much the opposite of a hoarder. I really don't use any of that 2TB of space. Especially since I joined Spotify Premium and don't download music anymore. Movies and games still take up a good bit of space though.

So much stuff is in the cloud these days, I could probably just remove the drives altogether.
Edited by Anoxy - 8/14/13 at 2:45pm
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post #8818 of 16063
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I'm pretty much the opposite of a hoarder. I really don't use any of that 2TB of space. Especially since I joined Spotify Premium and don't download music anymore. Movies and games still take up a good bit of space though.

So much stuff is in the cloud these days, I could probably just remove the drives altogether.
I'm running a 60GB Kingston SSD, and I always have about 10GB free. Everything I wanna watch is online via Netflix or another. And you can just listen to whatever music you want through YouTube. I guess I am one of them "neat freaks" too, because I don't keep anything on my PC that I don't need. Just the essentials and games, everything else is streamed.
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Oh god, I would never listen to music through youtube, the sound quality is atrocious...but I'm an audiophile. And Netflix streaming is pretty worthless...mostly just old stuff.

But this is the Fractal thread, sorry to de-rail. Back on topic.
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I only have two SSD's in my rig. A 180gb Intel I got dirt dirt dirt cheap (fairly sure they were just clearing inventory) from Newegg's last Black Friday for OS/Programs and w/e and a 500gb 840 I bought off a friend who needless to offload some stuff which replaced a 64gb 830 which I now use for my Steam/Origin etc games.

For actual storage I switched to using a Media Server and a NAS some time ago. I just think it's more efficient, to a point, to have a separate box or boxes out of sight and out of mind for actual storage. Added benefit, the server is a frankenstein rig built using all old parts which means I only needed to pay for the actual drives to stuff in it. Well fans too. I was surprised how much heat that many HDD's would put out.
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