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Old April 10, 2012, 02:51 AM
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What's the CM item in the 5 1/4 bays? Is it an adapter for fitting a fan?
I wanted extra intake airflow so I added a HDD converter bay just for the added intake fan.
Does the job but was a bit of a pain to swap out the coolermaster fan because of the way they mount it. Also cleaning the dust filter will be a real PITA but I did a ghetto mod on it to make it easier.
Coolermaster STB-3T4-E3 3X5.25IN to 4X3.5IN Drive Bay Convertor Silver Black W/ 120MM Fan - COOLERMASTER - STB-3T4-E3-GP


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What do you think of the case?
I really like it.
- I was put off by the amount of plastic but most of it is sturdy stuff where it is needed so I can live with it.
- The steel is pretty thin but manageable and it does keep the weight down.
- By far the best cable management I've ever had in a case.
- Love the looks of it with black/white contrast.
- I added the drive bay converter (above) and another 120mm intake on bottom by the PSU so It should have good positive pressure airflow.
- Has a ton of connections (even though I only use a few of them)
- Lots of room to work inside (I always get huge cases for this reason)
- The way they compartmentalize things is a bit strange but I didn't have any problem with it.
- The hot swap drive power worked very well for me.
- Gimmicky looks... but hey I'm a geek so that's a good thing. :p
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Old April 10, 2012, 03:03 AM
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I wanted extra intake airflow so I added a HDD converter bay just for the added intake fan.
Does the job but was a bit of a pain to swap out the coolermaster fan because of the way they mount it. Also cleaning the dust filter will be a real PITA but I did a ghetto mod on it to make it easier.
Coolermaster STB-3T4-E3 3X5.25IN to 4X3.5IN Drive Bay Convertor Silver Black W/ 120MM Fan - COOLERMASTER - STB-3T4-E3-GP



I really like it.
- I was put off by the amount of plastic but most of it is sturdy stuff where it is needed so I can live with it.
- The steel is pretty thin but manageable and it does keep the weight down.
- By far the best cable management I've ever had in a case.
- Love the looks of it with black/white contrast.
- I added the drive bay converter (above) and another 120mm intake on bottom by the PSU so It should have good positive pressure airflow.
- Has a ton of connections (even though I only use a few of them)
- Lots of room to work inside (I always get huge cases for this reason)
- The way they compartmentalize things is a bit strange but I didn't have any problem with it.
- The hot swap drive power worked very well for me.
- Gimmicky looks... but hey I'm a geek so that's a good thing. :p
Ah... thanks for the link. That's essentially the same HDD cage as what's in my Cosmos S, but with a plastic front panel.

edit: I'm pleasantly surprised to see how many of these cases popped up around here. Definitely "Gimmicky looks", but it's certainly unique, and as Souttribunal said... we should be rewarding manufacturers who are willing to try something different.
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Old April 11, 2012, 06:49 AM
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Not a lot of NZXT builds in here.... :( Where's the love, folks, where's the love?
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Not a lot of NZXT builds in here.... :( Where's the love, folks, where's the love?
I just receive my Switch 810, give me few days
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Old April 13, 2012, 06:10 PM
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So I upgraded my case a few weeks ago and thought I put up some pics alone with my old case. New case is an Define R3 Titanium and old case was a Antec Sonata plus 550 which I ran with for a lone time.

Old Case was very bad for wire management




And not enough hard drive bays, had to add the Silver Stone 5 1/4 to 3 1/2 bay converter.



Now much better wire management lots of hard drive bays .








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Overall I'm happy with the case for the price.
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Old April 14, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Not a lot of NZXT builds in here.... :( Where's the love, folks, where's the love?
Calm your pants I just took some pictures as my main rig will be going under water soon with the two 680's and the NZXT Phantom will become my server
Now my main Rig is Max Powers points to who gets the reference. The cable management is interesting to say the least with every SATA port filled the power for the 2 GTX 680s ended up all over the place.
I have a i7-960 dummy clocked to 3.4 as I will be changing this soon also.





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a single 240gb OCZ Agility with a firmware update
2x 3TB Seagate 7400RPM SATAlll Striped
3x 2TB Seagate 5400RPM SATAlll Backup
1x 2TB WD 5400RPM SATAll Scratch Drive




Thank you all for taking a look.
There will be a Work Log coming when I get all my stuff organized
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Old April 15, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Calm your pants I just took some pictures as my main rig will be going under water soon with the two 680's and the NZXT Phantom will become my server
Now my main Rig is Max Powers points to who gets the reference. The cable management is interesting to say the least with every SATA port filled the power for the 2 GTX 680s ended up all over the place.
I have a i7-960 dummy clocked to 3.4 as I will be changing this soon also.

SNIPPY PICS

Thank you all for taking a look.
There will be a Work Log coming when I get all my stuff organized
Looks pretty clean. I would say the only thing I'd change on it is sleeve the cables, other than that, she's clean!
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Old April 28, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Got a few upgrades, so I snagged a few pics. Corsair Nova 60GB SSD boot drive, Asus wireless card and Asus Xonar 5.1 sound card.



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Old April 28, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Nice build ranviper. I love the clean cables.


Here's my case in it's current state undergoing a little case mod. :P
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Old April 29, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Nice build ranviper. I love the clean cables.
Thanks! Looking forward to your case mod.
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