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I want to know all products that fit in a 5.25” computer bay :)

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  1. computer_pet

    computer_pet Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    The computer I use all the time has four 5.25” external bays, two are taken by DVD drives/burners, but I think my case will look better if I fill them up with something.

    So...I would like to know everything that could be placed in 5.25” drive bay, from CPU temperature to an actual coffee cup holder :)

    Thanks in advance
    :D
     
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  3. Rockn

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    That's pretty funny!! Google 5.25 drive bay and I am sure you will come up with a couple million hits.

    How bout a beverage holder.................[​IMG]
     
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    I'd also suggest checking the power supply before you start filling up the drive bays ;) 1) there may not be extra connectors, and 2) it may not be able to power that many devices ;)
     
  5. crjdriver

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    There are any number of items that will fit in a 5 1/4 bay; optical drives, accessory devices that are card readers, temp monitoring, usb / firewire connectors, tape drives. The list goes on and on. You can even put a 3 1/2 hd in using drive rails.

    In reality I think your case will look fine with just the plastic covers that come in unused bays.

    It is cheaper also.
     
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    He He.. why buy one? Mine came with 2.. they even double as DVD drives.. :eek: :D

    I don't think liquid is the safest thing to have near your PC...
     
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    I have a Multifunction controller. My case had USB/Firewire ports on the top (I don't know why Thermaltake does that! :rolleyes: ) and since my case is under a desk, that does me no good--in fact, it won fit with the cover open--so I moved the connections to the front--the one I have has everthing but the kitchen sink--what I like are the front SATA ports since I have an external sata drive. It also has four mulitmedia card readers, fan controller, etc.
     

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    LMAO
     
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    How much power do you suppose that cup holder takes? :D
     
  12. ~Candy~

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    Probably depends on what size bottle of wine you stick in it :p
     
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    That is the new top of the line heated model. The downside is that it requires the output of a small nuclear reactor:) :) :) or a P4 prescott
     
  14. computer_pet

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    Thanks everybody for your replies :)
    I think I will look around for a temperature/fan display and card reader type thing.
    AvvY that link did not work for me? What was it?

    :D
    Peter
     
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