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Old 12-21-2009, 02:13 AM
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Question What bay devices for 800D?

I'm almost ready to "pop" for my next system, built around a 800D of course.

I'm wondering what you guys all use the front drive bays for. Here is my plan, but I'm wondering if I have overlooked something (in no particular order):

1. DVD RW
2. Fan controller
3. CD/SD card reader + eSATA and USB
4. Exabyte VXA tape drive (for legacy use - will install only as needed)
5. ??

For a while I was trying to find a bay device that combined a fan controller and a CF and SD card reader. I did find a few such devices, but they all had lousy reviews, so I've given up on that idea.

I am going to watercool, but I'm pretty set on the Swiftech MicroRes, which does not occupy a drive bay.

Did I overlook anything obvious?

Thanks guys.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:05 PM
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anyone? Even if you don't use anything but a fan controller and a DVD RW drive.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:20 PM
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The only problem with the 800D is that it looks too good to mess up with any bay devices. I compromised mine by adding a DVD, but I can't bring myself to add anything more.

I'm trying to find external devices to replace some of the things I've given up, (ECP, FAN controller, media slots).

I'd love it see a version with "stealth" bay doors that would allow installing devices without marring the good looks.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:32 PM
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I think the Lian Li dvd drive covers I've fitted work and look very good:

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=83619

I've also changed my fan controller from a Skythe one to the Aqua Computer Aquaero one which also fits with the front panel very well.

I hat to see a good case spolit with loads of garish bay devices so know where you are coming from.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:42 AM
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The only problem with the 800D is that it looks too good to mess up with any bay devices. I compromised mine by adding a DVD, but I can't bring myself to add anything more.
I mostly agree. For example, I truly need a CF card reader and some kind of fan controller. But, but, but, those garish fan controllers with a zillion different colors or oversize knobs, naw, that's not for me.

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I'm trying to find external devices to replace some of the things I've given up, (ECP, FAN controller, media slots).

I'd love it see a version with "stealth" bay doors that would allow installing devices without marring the good looks.
I would like to see stealth covers available from Corsair. Either that, or I'll end up hacking some of the covers and will probably need some spares.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:38 PM
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Take a look at the ZM MFC1 Plus for a fan controller. That's what i would use, because it also has a brushed finish.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:48 PM
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Take a look at the ZM MFC1 Plus for a fan controller. That's what i would use, because it also has a brushed finish.
Peter,

Thanks. Nice looking, but the specs don't say anything about automatic control of fan speeds based on temps. Also, my "ideal" fan controller has a touch-screen (which doesn't glow brightly ...)

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