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Old 03-02-2009, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a silver Lian Li case, but want to make sure i get the right optical and card readers to match. i found a rosewill card reader that comes with a silver bezel and black bezel so i can just use the silver.

i couldnt find the same for the optical drives, but i did find something like this:

lian li silver bezel for 5.25 inch drives

anyone have any experience changing the bezels and fitment and everything? if i order a stock LG or samsung dvd burner, can i take off the bezel easily?
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That link shows one for a floppy.

The easiest way is to pop off the front cover on the loading tray, remove the bezel, go to the back yard and spray them with a can of silver hobby spray paint.

Wouldn't take more than a few minutes and the paint would cost $5 or less.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm, not a bad idea i guess... not sure why they say 5.25 bezel on the ad and show a picture of a floppy version.

i mean its strange that there would be a good amount of silver cases out there and yet its extremely hard to find silver bezels for optical drives...

i found this, but looks like it only covers the tray, not the outer bezel part of the drive :

LG Silver A DVD-ROM - Bezel
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Well I remember 3 years ago I bought some silver faced DVD burners for my friend's and ex girlfriend's computer build.

They just don't make silver faces separately because each Drive will have a different tray shape and there's no money to be had in making them.
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Newegg.com - NEC Silver 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Silver Front Bezel / Face Panel for Toshiba CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Drives-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com


a search on newegg.com shows no silver dvd burners. how wierd....

Check this out. A bunch of silver stick on face plates.

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found this one:

ASUS DRW-2014S1T Silver 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD Burner at 3B Tech - Buy computer parts, notebooks, desktops, & home electronics

otherwise i think spray paint may be the best option...
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i have a silver Lian Li case, but want to make sure i get the right optical and card readers to match. i found a rosewill card reader that comes with a silver bezel and black bezel so i can just use the silver.

i couldnt find the same for the optical drives, but i did find something like this:

lian li silver bezel for 5.25 inch drives

anyone have any experience changing the bezels and fitment and everything? if i order a stock LG or samsung dvd burner, can i take off the bezel easily?
Those LanLi bezels are easy to change. however I would recommend that you pick a BLACK DVDRW for your optical drive. Having a good good looking LanLi case covering up a *** white optical drive does looks terrible.

You can pick up some drives with interchangable bezels. LG and Lite On do them. If you can not find silver, the a can a spray paint will do.
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How about something like this:
Lian Li C-01A Universal CD Bezel
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How about something like this:
Lian Li C-01A Universal CD Bezel

Yup. They are on the ones. I used to have some lying around in my work shop, but I sold them a few months ago.
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