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post #4161 of 4421 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 12:33 AM
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Lower drive cage removal. I'm pretty sure it is correct that removal is a "hard mod." I'd have to look inside the case again and at the builds that have done this but it may be that the rear verticals are also supporting the rear of the top 5.25" cage which may not be intended to just be a cantilever with no support below. Also look to see if they support the top fan brackets. In my build since the lower bay is not currently used I just removed all the plastic swap trays and the rear plastic fan bracket and stored them for future use if the need arises. That leaves it all pretty open to airflow, preserves it for future use and needs no mod work at all.

When I took my lower drive cage out (drilling out about a dozen rivets), I did not notice a significant loss in rigidity of the case.

The lower front is a sheet metal plate holding the large fan. This plate is tied to the 5.25" cage, which in turn connects to the top plate. Both the lower sheet metal plate and the ODD cage are stabilized by the aluminium frontispiece.
Additional stability is provided by the (upper) steel braces connecting the rear and front.
A key structural element is the two steel plates at the bottom of the case. If the lower HDD cage and the front steel plate on the bottom are removed, there is a total loss of stability.

So! don't loose thees parts!

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I used a little foam strip to eliminate the side panel rattle. It pushes against the side panel enough to keep things quiet.

Well that's supposed to be the end of the quote...

Cool! Way more easier. Does that qualify as a mod?

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First time posting here but I have owned the ATCS 840 since it came out. I've been having problems with my I/O panel, mainly the usb ports not working properly. Anyone know where i can get a replacement one (black)? I cannot seem to find the parts anywhere. Thanks.
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CM EU Store is the answer to most woes! US store should also carry it; otherwise write them and ask for one.

Did both stop working (completely??) at the same time?
If both no longer work, the problem could be the cable, or even the motherboard......
Have you tried plugging the cable into another mainboard USB header?
Have you checked that the cable/connector at the front I/O printed circuit board shows signs of cracking? or the connector has loosened?

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CM EU Store is the answer to most woes! US store should also carry it; otherwise write them and ask for one.

Did both stop working (completely??) at the same time?
If both no longer work, the problem could be the cable, or even the motherboard......
Have you tried plugging the cable into another mainboard USB header?
Have you checked that the cable/connector at the front I/O printed circuit board shows signs of cracking? or the connector has loosened?

The two bottom ports do not work properly. When you insert a usb device it feels loose and can move around. Also one of the top ports is beginning to do the same thing. Cables and connections to the board seem to be fine. Sound jacks, fire wire and esata are all ok. I saw the EU store carried the panel but was hoping for something in the U.S. so i wouldn't have to wait forever for it to show up. Ill try mailing CM and see what they say as the US store is out of panels. Thanks for the help.
*edit* CM mailed me telling me i can get the part on the US website, its been unavailable every time I've checked lol. Guess they're not going to be much help.
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I saw the EU store carried the panel but was hoping for something in the U.S. so i wouldn't have to wait forever for it to show up.

I imagine it varies with each individual vendor, but I've ordered used books and the order may be fulfiiled by different vendors. And had the European shipment arrive before the US one! And expidited shipping might not be that expensive. I imagine most of this stuff goes by air frieght these days anyway.

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I don't know what you "sheetmetalskills" are....
Alternatively you might try and replaing the entire Front I/O with one from another manufacturer like LianLi. Performance PCS carries a lot of that stuff.

For a few bucks more, you may try a 3.5" accessory bay. (Micht be easier to fit the "box" rather than just the PCB.

Either way, that rout will also get you an upgrade to USB3.0. thumb.gif

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They just updated the US site and I was able to order the panel. They rip you off on shipping but oh well getting my part. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
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sry guys i left my custom atcs alone, and went for a little devil v10 smile.gif
was a nice time anyway with tht cm case, but the benefit of space is just awesome on the new one.
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Does anyone use the rear GPU fan add-on? Is it actually useful?

I've just bought some new GPU's (2x 5870's) and they are quite a lot hotter than I'm used to and I can feel the heat coming out of the case with the fan add-on - but it's a bit of a pain to install and use!
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