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    5.25" to 3.5" + 2.5" converter? and is this SSD/HDD hybrid worth it?

    I currently have a lian li pv-v351 case, and as much as i love the case, the PSU fan above the cpu is not ideal and with the stock cpu cooler its just warming things up in the case a little too much for me.

    My solution is to swap the PSU to the other side so it is over the graphics card, and install a better cpu cooler. However to do all that i need to move my hard drive for with i currently have only a 3.5" drive. and i would like to know if there is a bracket that allows me to fit a 3.5" drive and 2.5" drive into 1 bay.

    Im also looking to buy another 2.5" drive and am debating between a 120gb ssd or this 500gb hybrid:Seagate 500Gb Momentus-XT

    i want an ssd or the hybrid to run windows on and programs such as Sony Vegas, Photoshop, and a few others. but all the data will be saved onto the hard drive

    any help is much appreciated
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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" + 2.5" converter? and is this SSD/HDD hybrid worth it?

    If you're going to go 2 drives go for an ssd, for boot and key software

    What cpu cooler have you got?

    If you're willing to do some modding, you can cut out and expand the vent area on the back, above the IO shield area, and mount a fan there, it's too small for a 120mm fan but a 80mm or even a 92mm should fit.

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" + 2.5" converter? and is this SSD/HDD hybrid worth it?

    I cant post any links yet, but search scan.co.uk for a silverstone SST-FP55B
    fits a 3.5" drive and 2x 2.5" drives

    enjoy

    prices are falling all the time btw, wait for an OCZ vertex 3 240GB to fall to your price bracket, got to love the the read and write speeds on those babys

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