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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi! Since I do some media work, I'd like a way to read discs and cards. Doing this, however, takes up two of the three 5.25" bays on my Corsair 750D, which does not look the greatest when such bays are used up. 

Some have used this product to do exactly as mentioned, putting both a disc and card reader into one 5.25" bay. However it looks like it is unavailable for purchase. I was wondering if there was any other product similar to this?

 

Also, I was wondering if it would be possible to stealth this somehow. With a normal 5.25" bay, I could just take the aluminum off the cover and stick it to the drive bay (like this), however doing this would prevent me from using the SD card slots. Is it possible to make a door out of the bay cover instead (like the 900D's front I/O cover or like the XFX Type 1 Bravo)?

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks! :D

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The stealth drive isn't terribly hard to achieve as long as you get the front aluminium front panel nice and flush with the other panels and firmly attached to the drive sled.

 

For the door that may be a bit tricky but you could start off with something like a Lian-li 5.25 drive door and try to reconfigure the hinge mechanism to the front panel frame of the 750D and then attach the solid aluminium panel to it, it will probably take a lot of tinkering and time to get it perfectly flush and aligned correctly.

http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/c-02-1/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The stealth drive isn't terribly hard to achieve as long as you get the front aluminium front panel nice and flush with the other panels and firmly attached to the drive sled.

 

For the door that may be a bit tricky but you could start off with something like a Lian-li 5.25 drive door and try to reconfigure the hinge mechanism to the front panel frame of the 750D and then attach the solid aluminium panel to it, it will probably take a lot of tinkering and time to get it perfectly flush and aligned correctly.

http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/c-02-1/

Alright..

Do you know of any product like this however? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998058&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146836&SID=1nnvoz1l8ykz8)

I might try and work around it once I get some solution for that. 

Thanks anyways :D!

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Those are good for space saving epically for really small builds, but I'm not exactly sure about it being able to hide behind a flip down door, you may need to drill some new mounting holes so it can be placed further back behind a door. One thing for the door is, you could just have a magnetic latch with magnets in the corners and corresponding magnets to hold it in place and just take the door off completely when you need access to a drive or SD card reader.

 

An alternative is to just get a external card reader and have a stealth CD drive, I personally use one of theses on my desk, keeps things more simple on the front panel: http://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-Memory-Card-Reader-FCR-HS3/dp/B005ES0YYA

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Those are good for space saving epically for really small builds, but I'm not exactly sure about it being able to hide behind a flip down door, you may need to drill some new mounting holes so it can be placed further back behind a door. One thing for the door is, you could just have a magnetic latch with magnets in the corners and corresponding magnets to hold it in place and just take the door off completely when you need access to a drive or SD card reader.

 

An alternative is to just get a external card reader and have a stealth CD drive, I personally use one of theses on my desk, keeps things more simple on the front panel: http://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-Memory-Card-Reader-FCR-HS3/dp/B005ES0YYA

Okay then. I'm still trying to find a Slim + 3.5inch bay adapter, however if it becomes too much of a hassle I may as well get some external readers instead, but the magnet idea is actually pretty good, so thanks  :D !

 

Preferably I'd like to have 2 disc read/writers along with a card reader for media, which would take up all my three slots and I wouldn't be able to put anything else in, like a hotswap bay device or a lighting device like the Hue sometime down the road. Having it built in is a preference due to my desk being pretty much cramped full >.>

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