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I want to remove the HDD cage for my case because it restricts airflow and it sucks taking it out everytime to clean my fans.

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Do you guys have any ideas? Maybe some velcro or something? Is there such thing as an cheap aftermarket hdd cage that only holds 1 HDD? I'm not interested in RAID setups.
    
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post #2 of 15
Either get a 5.25 to 3.5 adapter or mount it right there in the floppy slot.

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You could also just leave everything like it is and use an air compressor to clean out your system. It may not get EVERY single little nook and cranny but it will do a great job.
    
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post #3 of 15
5.25" to 3.5" adapter in your ODD bays?

Alternative: Mount it on a rubber seating on the case floor under the MoBo and your GPU/PCIe Cards.
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post #4 of 15
On the 5.25 Bay, Just use some adapters thumb.gif
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post #5 of 15
Wait, don't you have two tool-less 3.5" bays above the HDD cage? Otherwise, 5.25" -> 3.5" adapter would be the mainstream answer.
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post #6 of 15
Fit it in the floppy bay? Or in the 5.25" bays, with an adapter.
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post #7 of 15
adapter, but that would mean your HDD will not be getting any airflow
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Where can I buy a decent adapter?
    
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post #9 of 15
Is there a reason you wouldn't just place your HDD in the 3.5" bays above your hard drive cage?
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam;12119602 
Where can I buy a decent adapter?

You can find a variety of them on Newegg, or most PC component websites.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-ZM-2HC2-HDD-Cooler/dp/B000292DHC"]Here [/ame]is a an example of a Zalman HDD cooler that mounts into an optical bay.

That one is kinda costly, but there are others that cost around 10 ~ 15 bucks.
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