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Best Accessory Fitted to 5.25" Drive Bay

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ConlMaggot, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Life_Essence

    Life_Essence Member

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    Or a Pentium EE Engineering Sample, went through 3 or 4 motherboards before one that could handle it was found :/ watercooling was necassery at stock (3.72). She was a BEAST.
     
  2. tezlin

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    You need more copper to provide stability on the toast itself.
     
  3. broox

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    Am i the first person to think fleshlight :Pirate:

    i loooove my pc. lol
     
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    ConlMaggot

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    You can mount one of those in a 5.25" drive bay???

    That is taking the love of your PC to a whole new level!
     
  5. pOpArOb

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    thats so wrong... yet so right
     
  6. tylerplowright

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    Custom made bracket for four 3.25" hard drives with a 92mm fan at the front to vent the heat off the hard drives straight out of the case. Looks Nice as! Plus saved me money by not having to buy one :D
     
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    PIXORBANZOR
     
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    ConlMaggot

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    I belive what the overzealous gent above is asking, is to see some photos of you efforts.

    What point is telling us about a homebrew mod, if we can't see the quality of your work?
     
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  9. brayway

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    Thanks, appreciate being called a tool :sick:
     
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    edited for your convenience.
     
  11. tylerplowright

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    Ok here are the pictures, didn't really want to have to take the thing out, but you get the idea.


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    Each hard drive has 2 computer screws in it top and bottom so 4 each, plus the 4 screws each side of the bracket which hold it on the 5.25" bays. (24 screws in total) Plus enough aluminum cross beam type things to make your head spin. Basically the workshop guy who helped me design it said it would outlast the computer easily...and so far...its doing a pretty good job of it :D

    From memory, after installing this it dropped case temp by 3 degrees (from 40 to 37 whilst copying to the hard drives at full speed)
     
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    nice mod. I think there is a commercial version available, but theres nothing like making your own!
     
  13. tylerplowright

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    There is for the bracket to hold 4 x 3.25" hard drives in 3 x 5.25" bays. But haven't heard of one that does it with a fan in front though. Mountain Mods has a design where all the hard drives are mounted off the back of 120mm fans. but yeah, not quite as robust as this.
     
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    Muha!

    I still say yours is better.
     
  15. tylerplowright

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    Well there you go.

    Funny, I paid $30 for the aluminium, rivets and the bolts and nuts, plus like $10 for the fan, and i still had over half the sheet of aluminium and another 2m length of the bar left over which I used on other projects. Plus mine holds 1 more hard drive than that.

    Plus it was more fun to learn what you can and can't do. Keeps me from being bored as well
     
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    Thought about 5 in 3, and it would have fit, but yeah there would have been no room between any of them which is what i didn't wanted.

    There was something you could buy which did fit 4 in 3 that had them all together like that.The HDD's were mounted horizontal in that one, mine mounts them vertically which gives them space in between. It was also just a bracket that had no fan or front cover and fitted behind standard covers for the bays.

    So i didn't buy it cause they were too close and I thought it would be a good idea to vent the heat off the hard drives, straight out of the case. Sides always need a project every now and then :D

    If somebody actually wanted me to make one with a 5 in 3 I would. Wasn't that hard.
     
  18. BlueRaven

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    Mr. plowright has inadvertently answered the OP's question in the first pic he posted.

    No, not the HDD cage mod.... MISSILE SWITCHES!

    Lots of them. One for the toaster at least. And one to switch on the LEDS that illuminate the switches. And one that's linked to the OS through software and instantly formats your C:\, so you actually really seriously need that protective switch cover. And one that doesn't do anything at all, but is nevertheless labelled "Do Not Touch".

    Oh yeah, and an "Engine Start" button.

    :lol:
     
  19. Chewman_BG

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    don't understand why people buy those screens, for hundreds of dollars.

    you could make your own from an arduino on the cheap!

    EDIT: I'm making one later. It'll use the STBY +5v to run while the computer is off, and include RFID to power the computer on :3
     
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