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post #2241 of 3785
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO;15578581 
and don't neglect the floor of the case, which goes largely unused by so many owners of this case...i have 2 HDDs on the floor of mine, side by side, and the radiator for my cooler with 2 fans in the back..it all fits just fine...certain things are doable.

I have dampening mat on my floor smile.gif

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animal also found a way around that...sorry animal, but i'm nominating you for a response :-)
No problem at all. in fact OcMaximus has done this and added his own twist. I'm also helpind J0o work on a mod to make it possble to keep a larger 25mm fan and still flip the drives.
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No problem at all. in fact OcMaximus has done this and added his own twist. I'm also helpind J0o work on a mod to make it possble to keep a larger 25mm fan and still flip the drives.
One thing came to my mind..
How much does the cables interfere ?
Was wondering, if I could flip the hdds same way you guys did and then attach the cage to the chassis using spacers between to allow enough space for a 25mm fan to fit without the cables interfering?
Something like 10-20mm (idk) spacers and longer screws of course.

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post #2244 of 3785
Hey guys, I have a quick question. I'm wondering if the HDD cage is changeable. It looks like a standard HDD cage but with two pieces of aluminum attached to it to hold it to the case. Is it possible for me to change it? Thanks.
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post #2245 of 3785
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One thing came to my mind..
How much does the cables interfere ?
Was wondering, if I could flip the hdds same way you guys did and then attach the cage to the chassis using spacers between to allow enough space for a 25mm fan to fit without the cables interfering?
Something like 10-20mm (idk) spacers and longer screws of course.

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That is what J0o is doing. Here is some pictures of my cage for reference. You may want to try adding a fan grill on the inside just in case.
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That is what J0o is doing. Here is some pictures of my cage for reference. You may want to try adding a fan grill on the inside just in case.
Yep. All I am worried is the front panels strength considering the weight of 3 hdd's.
Even now with the cage stock mounted and fully loaded with drives, the front panel flexes and bends if I put pressure on the cage.
Now attach the cage with 10-20mm spacers -> the center of weight will move and I guess the front will bend even more.
Gotta try and see

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post #2247 of 3785
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Yep. All I am worried is the front panels strength considering the weight of 3 hdd's.
Even now with the cage stock mounted and fully loaded with drives, the front panel flexes and bends if I put pressure on the cage.
Now attach the cage with 10-20mm spacers -> the center of weight will move and I guess the front will bend even more.
Gotta try and see

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What I suggested to J0o to do was to add some washer to the bolts to help distribute the weight and prevent the front panel from bending. Also doesn't the cage rest on top of the PSU? As long as your PSU is supported it should help support your drives. You could also stick something in between the two to help.
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I'm going to lowes/home depot monday to buy washers, 1" spacers, and 1.5" screws. I might buy nuts instead of spacers to add more clearance between the fan and the cables. I'm prepping up cables and the HDDCage in preparation for my painting.

Hey guys what's the height that the PSU is lifted by the tab at the bottom of the case? 1/2"? I'm thinking about cutting the bottom and mounting a SilverStone fan filter with a 1/2" spacer for that while mounting my AX850 with the fan facing the bottom.
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Hey guys, I have a quick question. I'm wondering if the HDD cage is changeable. It looks like a standard HDD cage but with two pieces of aluminum attached to it to hold it to the case. Is it possible for me to change it? Thanks.
Yes, that is what I did to use the drive mount I'm using, the EX-36A3.

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Im pretty sure that's him testing out if everything works lol.

So I need help guys. Do you know any Rads that can fit in this space I have right here?

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That's about 10.0 - 10.5 Inches of empty space between my PSU and the back of the case. If someone can confirm a way for me to keep my PSU then I'll go ahead and start sleeving. If not then I guess I'll hold off for when I upgrade my whole rig and get a shorter PSU along with a WC loop.
What's your PSU?

I could JUST barely fit a XSPC RS240 in the bottom of mine with an HX650 (had to retire my HX850 because there was no way it was going to fit)

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