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Z690 or Z790 with Esata ?

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Sep 4, 2008
Hi all, I’m looking to build a desktop, been without for a few years.
would like to get the new 13700K chip, as I keep these for years, rarely upgrade.

1. As for mobo I’m a bit lost, I’m used to running Asus. I’m looking for sweet and easy

2. My big question: can I somehow hook up the Esata on this case to the new mobo?
or is there another option? I’ve got a bunch of sata hdd from multiple machines I’d like to pull the info from, once done with that I doubt I would use it again.

i know the case should hold everything with no issues, I’m planning on liquid cooling for the cpu, i think the rest of the fans should keep everything else ok. Suggestions?

Thermaltake Chaser MK-l ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pulsating Lighting Effect
USB 3.0 Superspeed
Top-Mounted HD Hot Swap Docking Station
VGA TripleMax 33cm
• CableClear Cable Management
Liquid Cooling Ready
Innovative 5.25" & 3.5" Tool-Free Design
Combat Headset Holder
Heightened Footstand Enhances Intake Airflow

HDD Air Cooling System
1. Front (intake):
200 x 200 x 30mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600 - 800PM,
13 - 15dBA)
120 x 120 x 25mm x 2 (optional)

CPU Air Cooling System
2. Top (exhaust):
200 x 200 x 30mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600 .
800RPM.13 - 15dBA):
200 x 200 x 30mm x 1 (optional)
140 x 140 x 25mm x 2 (optional)
120 x 120 x 25mm x 2 (optional)
3. Rear (exhaust):
140 x 140 x25mm TurboFan, 1000RPM, 16dBA
120 x 120 x 25mm x 1 (optional)

VGA Air Cooling System
4. Side (intake):
200 x 200 x 30mm x 1 (optional)
5. Bottom (intake):
I don't think you will be able to connect that eSATA drive bay on top of your case to a new motherboard. Does that HDD bay allow you to connect to a USB 2.0 header on a motherboard?

If you are going to be putting data from old 3.5" SATA spinners onto your new build, I'd use something like this SATA to USB 3.0 cable. If you wany to get data from a mix of old IDE, SATA, 2.5, & 3.5 drives, I'd use something like this multi-HDD adapter.