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Old 11-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a gaming PC around a Rosewill Line-M Micro-ATX case:
Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Dual USB 3.0, come with Dual Fans, Support up to 4 Fans, 12.5" card-Retail - Newegg.com

What I don't like about the case is that there's only two 5.25" drive bays and one 3.5" drive bay. Does anyone know of any drive stacks or something that will fit inside the case (I really only need 2 extra bays, nothing crazy) and isn't very expensive?
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Not enough drive bays!

It's not designed to hold any more. I have that same case and if your looking for HDD space. It can hold up to 4 if need be. One on bottom, and 3 above the front fan, If that's not enough, then I would suggest going external.

Or find a different case?
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Oh, I didn't realize there was a mount on the bottom. For the bottom mount, if I were to mount this hard drive: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com would I need a plastic casing to protect the drive? And if so, will any case work or do they have to be specific to the drive?
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Default Re: Not enough drive bays!

If you look at the bottom of the case (inside) you'll see the four mount points for it right in front of the front intake fan and no you don't need a case to protect the drive.
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Default Re: Not enough drive bays!

If you aren't using the 5.25 bays you can always get a drive cage for it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you aren't using the 5.25 bays you can always get a drive cage for it.
These have been around for a long time
KINGWIN HDM-229 HDD Accessory - Newegg.com
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