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What you do think? To have more room for pumps and reservoirs would you go with a external? Or do internals provide things that a external doesn't?
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How about... no optical drive!

I just use my laptop the few times I need to burn a disk otherwise its all bootable USB.
    
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External USB optical drive. That way keep it in a closet or something until you need it, which will be very rarely. I ended up ditching one optical when I went to p67 cause my board doesn't have IDE, and I still have only one game that needs an optical disk. If you have a fast internet connection, I wouldn't even bother with the USB because you can download disk images pretty quickly for most programs, or just buy on steam or for download elsewhere.

My laptop is a Macbook Air, and I thought originally not having an optical drive would hold me back a lot. I almost bought the superdrive. I honestly have only once in 2ish years of ownership wished it had a CD drive, and that was because I wanted to reformat the computer. I just finished perfecting bootable USB on my desktop computer, and now that I have a bootable USB disk, I feel a weight lifted from my shoulders
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How about... no optical drive!
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post #5 of 11
Wow, your running out of space in an 800D. I thought mine was cramped, especially with two 480mm radiators and the psu relocated where the hot swap bays were
post #6 of 11
Not sure the profile of a optical drive takes up enough space to allow for much more fans or pumps in an 800d case. I have a OD in my 700d and still have a 320 and 120 rad with d5 pump and res and even put a 120mm fan on the front of my case with a 3 bay vent insert.

how much more room do you need?



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I use an External esata Blu-ray burner. I almost never take it out, but i still do. Optical drives are just ugly IMO
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I use two internal Samsung BluRay drives as I do a lot of ripping.
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post #9 of 11
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Wow, your running out of space in an 800D. I thought mine was cramped, especially with two 480mm radiators and the psu relocated where the hot swap bays were
Hey bud! No not at the moment but I'm think a year down the line when I come back to the states and do up mine like how you have yours.
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post #10 of 11
I have one of these babies http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151231.

Used it for about 2 years on my x200s, USB powered for laptop use (!).

I'm also exceptionally lazy and my internal CD drive isn't plugged in, so, I use it for my desktop too.
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