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  1. well I was inspired by Dragoe, so I drew up a design for a case I'd like to build. It's 23" tall but only 18" deep. But, this won't be a problem since the only thing protruding in from the "front" will be the fans. The drives will all be on the bottom, and the drive faces will be accessable from the left side. Therefore, the left side will really be the front on my case. Regardless I'll still stick with the tower geometry everyone is familiar with. Here is my design: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/akai-...ei/IMG_1476.jpg 1 box = 1". I apologize for the poor quality of taking a photograph of the diagram, but I don't currently have a working scanner. The three boxes at the bottom section of the case are 4 X 5.25" drive bays. Not sure exactly why they're called 5.25"; the drives are 5.75". I figure it's the width of those really old floppy disks. Anyway, I'm going to build two 5.25" > 3.5" adaptors as well. I'll have twelve drive bays in total. The reason for so many is because ultimately I plan to have two backplanes, or at least provisions for such. With this design I can mount three backplanes and still have room for three more optical drives (one on top or below each plane), although that would be a waste since the motherboard can only support eight SATA drives. Even with two planes I still will have room for six optical drives, which would work out perfect since I can have four CD/DVD drives and two FDDs. It's more than I'll use at least up front, but it's always good to have at least the option. As with Dragoe's case, there is what seems to be a good place for a radiator, right next to the PSU toward the front of the case. I'm not 100% sure if it's enough so if someone can concur I'd appreciate it. There's 11" between the PSU and the front panel, not counting the fan protrusion if I have one that low. Any thoughts or comments on this design? Thanks! :nod:
  2. I have another question, how did you mount the motherboard? Were the strips on either side enough?
  3. I had an idea... Have you ever considered taking the drive covers off and resin casting them? You could use clear casting epoxy tinted green. Then the drive fronts would match your case =D
  4. Ooh, there's an idea Optical drives on the bottom layer though? I would think it'd be better to have them up at least a few inches so that desk clutter doesn't interfere with the drive bays, is there a particular reason why you prefer the HDDs above the opticals?
  5. Well, I'm planning on building an acrylic case like Dragoe. But yes, having access to the CD/DVD/FDD drives from the side panel is what I have in mind. I'm also probably going to use backplanes so I'll want to have a lot of 5.25" bays. I also haven't decided if I'm going to mount them in a single column on the right or have three or four horizontal rows at the top, but that's just design.
  6. Has anyone built a case in which the drives ount on the side? I mean rather than out the front. You can see how I have my computer on my desk: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/akai-...ei/IMG_1466.jpg it makes it slightly difficult to access the front of my disk drives. But if I built my case with the drives coming off of the side, then it'd work better. Has anyone done this? How deep (from my perspective, that is, it's width on front access towers) would I have to make it?
  7. Another question, does the SI-120 come with the clip on base? Also, do you have 90-degree mounting control? (i.e., can you choose which way to mount it?)
  8. Well, because I want to get either that or the SI-120, and I'm not sure which; that's why I was asking.
  9. Well, I do have some questions. First off, I can't decide whether I want to get an SI-120 or watercool my system. And second, what kind of fan is that? It's cool looking :nod:
  10. Where is the thread in which you discussed the installation of the XP-120?
  11. If you're considering putting fans wherever you can fit them in your case even if they're just sitting in drive bays... ...don't.
  12. About a week ago my SATA HDD reported its temperature as 30 C almost constantly, or thereabouts. A couple of days ago it skyrocketed to twice that, for no apparent reason. I moved the case a few feet but that's it. I honestly have no idea what happened. Anyone have any theorys? :confused: Oh, and another thing, should I be worried about the proximity of large speakers to my case? I've had a speaker literally right next to it for probably a year and I never noticed anything bad happening, but there's always the comforting fact that there's a big magnet in that speaker.
  13. Not for SLI, but otherwise I've heard a lot of good things about it. But be aware that the cables are rather short on it. The 20+4 pin connector simply means it's a 24-pin on which the extra 4 is removable. It's still a valid 24-pin.
  14. I have a question, I thought you were only supposed to put a rice-sized dab in the center of the chip and let the pressure of the HS spread it? Or is it different for chipsets?
  15. You have a hot water heater, but you can't heat hot water. Cargo goes by ship, a shipment goes by truck. You have a pair of panties but just one bra.
  16. 1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. 2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. 3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. 5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. 6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. 7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. 8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. 9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'. 10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering. EVER WONDER???? Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? Why is "abbreviated" such a long word? Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"? Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on "Start"? Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons? Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it? Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes? Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff? Why don't sheep shrink when it rains? Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together? If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal? ~~~~ On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be how??...) On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but, it's "just" a suggestion.) On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (well...duh, a bit late, huh!) On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (...and you thought????...) On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me more time?) On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.) On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and... I'm taking this because???....) On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to...what?) On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a news flash) On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?) On a Swedish chainsaw:"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." (..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
  17. Rotflmao! [email protected]: I have seen flash animations where you have to, for example, find a non-existant Waldo or find three differences between identical photos, and after about thirty seconds a screamer appears, lol That reminds me of this time someone posted a link to it on a forum. Of course after I got tricked I said "I found him =D". Remember - once you're tricked, you're one of them, so don't spoil it for the rest XD
  18. lol Goober, I thought that cat was going to be a screamer for a second. You know, one of these. XD
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