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    I just moved my main system into this Antec SX1240 case. I bought this case on ebay for $102.73 US including shipping. It came with a 400W Antec power supply, which made the deal sweet. I was very pleased with this purchase.

    I put this system together and I did a bit of customizing. I call this system "The Patriot" cause I put a little case badge of an American flag on it and it light up blue in the front and shines red out the side a bit because of the motherboard readout. Also, Patriot is a cool Quake III character! I plan on modding the case with some graphics soon, and I'll post before and after pics of it.

    Here are the specs and pics:

    1400MHz AMD Athlon Thunderbird
    512 MB Kingston DDR RAM
    ePox 8KHA Motherboard
    LeadTek WinFast Geforce3 TI 200
    80 GB Western Digital Caviar w/8MB Buffer
    40 GB Western Digital Caviar
    ASUS 8X DVD Drive
    LiteOn 48x12x48x CD Burner
    Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
    Netgear FA311 Ethernet
    3 Antec Blue LED 80mm Case Fans
    2 Antec 80mm Case Fans
    Enermax 350w Power Supply
    HP Keyboard
    Microsoft 5 Button Mouse
    Samsung Syncmaster 950p 19" Monitor

    <img border="0" src="http://studentwebs.winona.edu/cablomqu6772/computers/setup.jpg" width="600" height="376">

    <img border="0" src="http://studentwebs.winona.edu/cablomqu6772/computers/grill.JPG" width="439" height="600">

    The grill is backlit with 3 Antec LED fans and the Power and HDD LEDs are also custom. I bought the fans and the LEDs from Directron.com. I know that fans is not the most elaborate way to light up a case, neon and cathodes seem to be the modders weapon of choice, but I find that these get the job done while keeping the inside of the case clean.

    I should make note that for this photo to turn out my friend Brendan had to set the exposure time really high. It picked up a few flaws in the lense which I edited out in photoshop by blurring the photo a bit. They were simply fine lines on the photo.

    <img border="0" src="http://studentwebs.winona.edu/cablomqu6772/computers/inside.jpg" width="741" height="600">

    I got these round blue IDE cables from BestByte Computers at BestByte.net. They are really low priced and excellent quality. I have found that round IDE cables are often too rigid, but these are very flexible.
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    I like the blue lights ...not too flashy just right and neat...good work man.:thumb:
    - Damien

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    Here is my whole set up in my dorm room. It's been tough trying to cram all this business into college housing.

    <img border="0" src="http://studentwebs.winona.edu/cablomqu6772/computers/panarama.jpg" width="800" height="345">

    My laptop resides on the keyboard drawer most of the time. I only use it in class and it simply sits on that drawer so that I can manage the files on it.

    The computer on the left on the floor is a little 300Mhz machine. I use it to format and partition old hard drives for old comps I fix. I put a Matrox g450 in it and I use two old Acer monitors with it. They are both 1024x768 max res. I find they get the job done and friends can use it to check their mail when they come over.
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    Night setup :thumb:. I like the light(s) :).
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.

    :thumb:

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    Does anyone know where I can get a removable hard drive bay that isn't all rounded out in the front? I have two removable bays in an old computer I have, but I want something that will look nice on this new system, and the bays I have now don't sit flush with the surface of the front of the case.

    I don't need aluminum bays or anything. My case is plastic and steel, so I don't need anything too expensive. I just want something plain white and flat on the front.

    Has anyone had problems using removable HD bays with a case that used drive rails? Does removing and replacing the HDs wear out the little rails or anything?

    Any input on this would be appreciated. I don't want a system with 6 5.25" bays that only has a CD Burner and DVD Drive, so help me out!
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    Looks good! :thumb:

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    Very nice, but if your dorm room is anythign like the ones at my college..I bet it is very crowded with all that in there..
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    | 40 GB Maxtor HD | 30 GB WD HD | Lian-Li PC60 Modded Case | SK6 Heatsink | FastAccess DSL |
    | Windows XP Home SP1 | Mandrake Linux 9.0 |

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    Good work. :thumb:


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    It is sorta cramped in this room, but I manage all right. Anybody have ideas on what removable hard drive bays I should get as I asked above?
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    Corduroy - From your previous posts you sound like an eBay guy, Have you tried searching eBay for "removable bay" to find brands which make flat bays.

    I know I seen them before.

    eBay is proably the answer.
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