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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

15 Sep 2013   #1721
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Martin I have only seen cases which have a door on the front to hide optical drives. I did a rebuild of an old hp Presario case which had them behind a panel like Bungee described.




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15 Sep 2013   #1722
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Most cases I see anymore either don't bother to provide a way to hide the optical drive or they "hide" everything behind a hinged front panel (usually to deaden noise).
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15 Sep 2013   #1723
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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Just a random question... does anyone have the HAF X? If so, how did you solve the CD drive problem? Pic attached to show what i mean...

Basically.. the top middle sections (under the USB ports) are removable, and this is where your DVD drive goes. Except that on every other case I have ever had the CD drive can be hidden. This one, you can take off/put the covers back on, but you have to manually remove them everytime you want to use your drive. There must be a more elegant solution.
I have a HAF X and there is no other solution that I know of. I just set it flush with the outside of the case and have it there. It's either that or set it in and remove the cover.
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15 Sep 2013   #1724
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Basically.. the top middle sections (under the USB ports) are removable, and this is where your DVD drive goes. Except that on every other case I have ever had the CD drive can be hidden. This one, you can take off/put the covers back on, but you have to manually remove them everytime you want to use your drive. There must be a more elegant solution.

Here's an idea...

I've seen some HTPC cases that have a plain, brushed aluminum front panel. They include a matching piece that sticks on the front of the optical drive (attached to the drawer with double-sided tape).

It would be a bit of work and bother, but perhaps you could modify one of the "filler" panels of your HAF X to be attached to your drive. It would be a killer look if it was well executed.

I may try it on my HAF 932. It currently has two optical drives, but of course they are off-white so really stand out (that's why you never see the front of my rig in the very few pics I've posted).

Hmm...the more I think about it, the more I like it. I won't be able to do it immediately, but I think I'll definitely do it.

Kent
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16 Sep 2013   #1725
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Martin I have only seen cases which have a door on the front to hide optical drives. I did a rebuild of an old hp Presario case which had them behind a panel like Bungee described.

That looks so cool! Especially the part that looks like a light remote control in the front. That would be an awesome tweak, a rechargeable detachable remote control for the computer, to control the fans, LED lights and such. Hmmm gives me an idea Nice solid case Has that Ford Mustang 91' 5 liter color to it
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16 Sep 2013   #1726
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Great news Paul! You are going to have a blast with the Switch, it is an amazing case! And BTW, if you care for some custom graphics, just let me know what is it you would like to see and I'll mail you a complete, ready to apply (with instructions ), set. I mean it, no problem whatsoever.

J
Wow, that is totally awesome Juan, too kind of you!

I will have to have a good think about it. I believe you already have my address from my last order lol.
Well, give it some thought then and let me know what you want. I just need a basic idea and we'll design the whole thing for you and send you some previews for you to approve.
I know you are kindda movie buff, which I am too. Here's something I've been working on for my next personal build. It is for a Switch, so if you like it...
That is so very kind of you Juan. I am really happy about that.

Although the one you posted above is very cool, I think it would be a little too much for me.
I am still thinking about designs and stuff, I think something in just red and black would be cool, but I really need to think about a theme/design.

Thanks again for the very kind offer my friend
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16 Sep 2013   #1727
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Martin I have only seen cases which have a door on the front to hide optical drives. I did a rebuild of an old hp Presario case which had them behind a panel like Bungee described.
That looks so cool! Especially the part that looks like a light remote control in the front. That would be an awesome tweak, a rechargeable detachable remote control for the computer, to control the fans, LED lights and such. Hmmm gives me an idea Nice solid case Has that Ford Mustang 91' 5 liter color to it
Thanks Cranky, it's a basic case that Compaq sold a ton of. HP had a slightly different version. Good idea on the removable remote, that is the power switch and LED with the HDD activity light below.
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16 Sep 2013   #1728
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

Deep Blue is looking fantastic!

And I was started on the wrong page, which means I have egg on my face...
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16 Sep 2013   #1729
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Just a random question... does anyone have the HAF X? If so, how did you solve the CD drive problem? Pic attached to show what i mean...

Basically.. the top middle sections (under the USB ports) are removable, and this is where your DVD drive goes. Except that on every other case I have ever had the CD drive can be hidden. This one, you can take off/put the covers back on, but you have to manually remove them everytime you want to use your drive. There must be a more elegant solution.
I have a HAF X and there is no other solution that I know of. I just set it flush with the outside of the case and have it there. It's either that or set it in and remove the cover.
This is the solution I've gone with so far. I considered seeing if I could jerry rig it to press the button when I push it, but I believe that the latches would still interfere, even if it was stuck to the drive. I ended up just taking the thing off, but it makes my case look horrible IMO, which is a shame as it's such a well designed case in all other aspects. It boggles me that was the one thing nobody thought of!
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16 Sep 2013   #1730
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is you opto drive beige in a black case? I think nearly all of us have exposed drives except the OEM cases.
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