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Sooo...I have 5 external 5.25 slots and I'm only buying One DVD RW drive...

Goose!Goose! That's me, honeyShow me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
So, short of buying a bluray drive, is there anything cool out there, any sort of device that goes into computers in that slot and where can I find them?

I'm open to anything that works with an ATX/SATA setup

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  • cocheseisdeadcocheseisdead Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I use my flash reader all the time. Got a thermometer/fan control in one of the slots that I also find pretty useful.

    edit: bought both from Newegg. Try any of the big online computer components retailers if they don't have what you want.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    3.5" floppy drive.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah, I'm debating finding one of those with a 5.25 adapter, since the 3.25 slot on my case has the CENTURION logo and that looks sexy.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    3.5" floppy drive.


    I think you fail at geometry here. I mean sure, you can get faceplates to do this. But I bet he could just put it in a 3.5" drive bay instead.

    There are a lot of fancy dohickeys to spice up your case that fit the 5.25" form factor. You can seriously pimp your ride.

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  • ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    There are a lot of fancy dohickeys to spice up your case that fit the 5.25" form factor. You can seriously pimp your ride.

    Case in point: shit like this. Or this. And more.

    Completely worthless, the whole lot of them, but a lot more interesting than another stupid fan-control panel.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zxerol wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    There are a lot of fancy dohickeys to spice up your case that fit the 5.25" form factor. You can seriously pimp your ride.

    Case in point: shit like this. Or this. And more.

    Completely worthless, the whole lot of them, but a lot more interesting than another stupid fan-control panel.

    Oh man, those are both kinda cool.

    MORE OF THIS!!!

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  • wenchkillawenchkilla Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Zxerol wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    There are a lot of fancy dohickeys to spice up your case that fit the 5.25" form factor. You can seriously pimp your ride.

    Case in point: shit like this. Or this. And more.

    Completely worthless, the whole lot of them, but a lot more interesting than another stupid fan-control panel.

    I actually have one of those PlusDeck 2c things in my house, it's pretty cool if you were really into music in the 80s and have an impressive library on high quality tapes that you want to actually catalog and listen to easily. Other than that, not so useful for the price.

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  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    Use that space to mount more hard drives. Fill said hard drives with porn. You win.

    The cup holder is pretty cool, but I don't know if I'd want a can of sugary liquid anywhere near my ancient rig, let alone a newer machine. Really, unless you do a lot of audio work and need front inputs, or you need front mounted card readers, there isn't much you can put into a 5.25" bay that isn't fluff.

    Maybe fans? More cooling never hurts.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    3.5" floppy drive.


    I think you fail at geometry here. I mean sure, you can get faceplates to do this. But I bet he could just put it in a 3.5" drive bay instead.

    Just a brain-fart. I meant a 5.25" floppy drive. :P

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If you get a capture card and can get the DC power conversion going you could put a Wii in there. That's about the size of a 5 1/4" drive. You may have to dremel your case up a bit but it seems feasible.

    Or if you wanna go cheaper you could do the same with a gamecube but then you'd have no access to the power, reset, and eject buttons or its drive lid. They did that on TechTV though ... set up a PC with 3 consoles in it (GCN, PS2, and XBox for ultimate redundancy) and got it all working. It was pretty cool.

    EDIT: non-joking answer: get yourself a card reader. SD and CF cards are cheap and plentiful now. You practically get them thrown at you when you buy other stuff. You can put them to use if you have an easy-to-access card reader.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    Use that space to mount more hard drives. Fill said hard drives with porn. You win.

    The cup holder is pretty cool, but I don't know if I'd want a can of sugary liquid anywhere near my ancient rig, let alone a newer machine. Really, unless you do a lot of audio work and need front inputs, or you need front mounted card readers, there isn't much you can put into a 5.25" bay that isn't fluff.

    Maybe fans? More cooling never hurts.

    Heh. Welcome to my world. I can never have enough 5.25" bays.

    Never ever.

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  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    more USB ports and fill them all with USB humping dogs.

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  • LuqLuq Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    GAUGES GAUGES AND MORE GAUGES


    FLUX CAPACITOR

    Caps denote my excitement when it comes to fluffy 5.25 additions. I have copious meaningless gauges myself. I myself have: variometer, altimeter, airspeed, rpm, voltage, fanspeed for multiple fans, barometer, heading, turn and bank, cpu and gpu temperature, and am looking to make more additions.

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  • icebergiceberg Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Luq wrote: »
    I myself have: variometer, altimeter, airspeed, rpm, voltage, fanspeed for multiple fans, barometer, heading, turn and bank, cpu and gpu temperature, and am looking to make more additions.

    I would like to see this gauge filled beast.

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    more USB ports and fill them all with USB humping dogs.

    QFT.


    Also,an altimeter? Where the hell do you keep your PC, a plane?

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  • SamphisSamphis Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Geiger counter

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    You could go retro with a Zip drive. Or kick it old skool with a tape backup...

    I got nuthin...

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  • KarennaKarenna Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    You could go retro with a Zip drive. Or kick it old skool with a tape backup...

    I got nuthin...


    MMmm Jaz disk!

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