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post #4261 of 4826
Hi everyone, I made a stealth drive with this case. It took me about 3 hours. First, I used a pair of PVC cutters to remove the face plate from the ODD. I carefully removed the bay cover from the case then covered the front with masking tape to make sure it didn't get scratched or covered with glue. I used the PVC cutter again to remove the excess plastic from the inside of the bay cover. I did not have to saw or trim down the cover. Then, I hot glued a piece of single-ply cardboard that I had cut to the size of the inside bay cover. This allows the ODD to close fully. I then hot-glued the bay cover to the ODD on the very top. I made sure to put it face down so that the bay and the ODD sides would line up. After the glue dried, this is the end result:

Sorry about the crappy video...
And I'm only 14 so I didn't have access to that many nice materials to work with :\
Edited by thoere - 1/11/13 at 8:19pm
post #4262 of 4826
That's wonderful. Very nice job. Hard to see exactly how it looks, but still impressive. You should post how you did it with pictures or video tutorial so others with a 650D know what to do. I've read how others have done it, but I'm not quite sure what to cut out of the bay cover. Some pictures would be nice. I already ruined one bay cover.
post #4263 of 4826
Sorry, but I didn't take any photos or videos of making it. I used the bay cover as a guide. You have to remove the pieces of plastic that extrude over the majority edge and the ones inside. It's kind of hard to explain. I'll draw a diagram in paint.net: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by thoere - 1/23/13 at 7:22pm
post #4264 of 4826
Well I took the plunge and swapped out my H100 for my stock cooler, lowered the CPU clock back to stock, and sent in the RMA request to Corsair to address that pump noise.

Corsair approved it and I will need to send that out in the next couple of days and in the meantime I have to listen to the annoying whine of the stock cooler till I get my replacement.

I am not too happy with putting on the stock cooler but that was all I had laying around for the CPU. It's only a temporary thing but I'm still not happy with it lol. biggrin.gif

On a more positive and happy note I modified the stock fan controller to now house the cathode lighting switch, so all I have to do is slide open the door on top and flip the switch biggrin.gif

Thumbs up for me for doing something unique with that hot swap bay since I don't use it for the hot swap to begin with.

I will post pics later on when my camera battery isn't dead biggrin.gif

Cheers
post #4265 of 4826
Hi: i am thinking about getting a Corsair 650 D, but i am not sure how good of an air cooled case it is comparred to a Silverstone FT02, just wanting to know if it would be able to keep this stuff cool. If I am using an Antec H20 920 or a Corsair H80I to cool the cpu

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Red
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB
Western Digital WD Black 1TB

I love my FT02, but i am thinking of building another CPU for gaming and wanted to save a little money on the case, since i really like the 650 D that was my obvious choice, but if it will not cool good enough i will just have to spend the extra money on another FT02. Thanks: Mick
Edited by dezmick - 1/20/13 at 9:11pm
    
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post #4266 of 4826
The only way to get the 650d to cool similar to a ft02 would be to get the xigmatek hdd fan bay and flip the top to intake with the demciflex filter.

One plus of ther 650d is the new Corsair H110 just came out (has mounting holes that fit 650D without modding) .

I've been thinking about the ft02 too but if the H110 turns out to be good, then I might just keep my 650D.
Edited by Dogzear - 1/21/13 at 2:59pm
post #4267 of 4826
well, to match or even surpass the raven you could get the Mesh Side Panel and either mount 4x120 fans or one 200/230

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post #4268 of 4826
Quote:
Originally Posted by dezmick View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hi: i am thinking about getting a Corsair 650 D, but i am not sure how good of an air cooled case it is comparred to a Silverstone FT02, just wanting to know if it would be able to keep this stuff cool. If I am using an Antec H20 920 or a Corsair H80I to cool the cpu

ASUS Maximus V FORMULA
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB x 2
CORSAIR AX860i
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Black
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Red
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB
Western Digital WD Black 1TB

I love my FT02, but i am thinking of building another CPU for gaming and wanted to save a little money on the case, since i really like the 650 D that was my obvious choice, but if it will not cool good enough i will just have to spend the extra money on another FT02. Thanks: Mick

A mid-case fan works well in lowering temps as does adding another intake in the from 5.25 bay. The 650D needs some initial work to make it a decent air cooler. I went through something like 3-6 different fan configurations before finding the perfect airflow to noise ratio for my needs/components. thumb.gif
Edited by solsamurai - 1/29/13 at 9:32pm
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post #4269 of 4826
Agreed, a mid case fan would really help with SLI 670's. There was a case on here a while back with a similar configuration.
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