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Hey guys, I'm doing water cooling for my newest build and I have bought an xspc pump/res to fit in 2 of my 5.25" drive bays. Only issue, is that the 5.25" bays have these stupid steel tabs to hold up the 5.25" bays, so they prevent the installation of a unit that is bigger than a single 5.25" bay, which the pump/res i'm going to get uses two.

Is there any easy way to bend these out of the way? If not, what tools would I need to remove them?
     
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I have the xspc res you are talking about and the same case. I did NOT have to bend anything to fit the res into the bays. It slid right in. Also, I put it in the bottom two bays for easy filling.
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I have the xspc res you are talking about and the same case. I did NOT have to bend anything to fit the res into the bays. It slid right in. Also, I put it in the bottom two bays for easy filling.
Wow, really? I thought those tabs would have definitely got in the way?

Do you know which tabs i'm referring to? Could you snap a pic of it for me? I would be most thankful.
     
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I heard that a new revision of the res was released that is designed to fit in any case without modifying the tabs.

if someone else could confirm this it would be great.
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I can take some later tonight but it'll be close to 3am eastern when I could get them up.

The tabs you are referring to are L shaped? Stick out in this pic?


Look at this picture.


On the side it is indented right at the middle. If the tabs are what I think they are that's where they will slide in to.

Regardless it will fit with no problems. You push the res in a little bit then slide the open/lock tab to lock then push it in until you hear a click. Make sure you do that so when the front cover of the case is on it is flush.
Edited by shiv15 - 1/8/11 at 6:48pm
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I can take some later tonight but it'll be close to 3am eastern when I could get them up.

The tabs you are referring to are L shaped? Stick out in this pic?


Look at this picture.


On the side it is indented right at the middle. If the tabs are what I think they are that's where they will slide in to.

Regardless it will fit with no problems. You push the res in a little bit then slide the open/lock tab to lock then push it in until you hear a click. Make sure you do that so when the front cover of the case is on it is flush.
Thanks for that! Very insightful of XSPC to add that feature, knowing that a lot of cases have those annoying things.

Thanks for the help.
     
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