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Any adapters to fit in 2x 5.25 bays?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 6/20/11 at 5:06am
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10060/cpa-294/Evercool_ARMOR_Dual_525_Drive_Bay_to_Triple_35_HDD_Cooling_Box_HD-AR-B.html?tl=g34c273s852

I took the face off it and put it behind the existing 5.25" covers on the HAF 932. It comes with a silent 80mm fan on a 4-pin power connection. Works great, been running three 1TB drives in RAID 5 in it for like 2 years now.
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post #3 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom];13940842 
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10060/cpa-294/Evercool_ARMOR_Dual_525_Drive_Bay_to_Triple_35_HDD_Cooling_Box_HD-AR-B.html?tl=g34c273s852

I took the face off it and put it behind the existing 5.25" covers on the HAF 932. It comes with a silent 80mm fan on a 4-pin power connection. Works great, been running three 1TB drives in RAID 5 in it for like 2 years now.

Is the fan replaceable?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13947134 
Is the fan replaceable?

With any 80mmx25mm fan on the market.
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post #5 of 17
I use these in my TJ08, it has just enough room to put the front bay covers back on with them also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811993004&cm_re=3.5_to_5.25_bay_adapter-_-11-993-004-_-Product
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13947134 
Is the fan replaceable?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817996019&cm_re=fan_cage-_-17-996-019-_-Product

If you have 3 spare 5.25 drives, this is much better IMO, bigger fan, more airflow, replaceable and holds 3 HDs too, if you only have 2 usable 5.25 dirves then option #1 from frozencpu is the way to go.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MexGT;13950624 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817996019&cm_re=fan_cage-_-17-996-019-_-Product

If you have 3 spare 5.25 drives, this is much better IMO, bigger fan, more airflow, replaceable and holds 3 HDs too, if you only have 2 usable 5.25 dirves then option #1 from frozencpu is the way to go.

There are tons of 3-bay options, only a few good 2-bay ones though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom];13951142 
There are tons of 3-bay options, only a few good 2-bay ones though.

yeah and 3 bay = better fan, more intake airflow is never baaaaad!
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MexGT;13952755 
yeah and 3 bay = better fan, more intake airflow is never baaaaad!

Not disagreeing with you, but people over estimate how much heat a hard drive puts off. I have three 7200.12 drives with ~1/8" between them in the rack that I linked, behind the stock 80mm fan that is maybe 10-15cfm and they all run within a couple degrees C of ambient under full load. As far as cooling the rest of most cases, there is sufficient air intake elsewhere and adding more intake without more exhaust really doesn't accomplish much.

Just think about all the OEM computers (desktops and laptops) that put no fan on the hard drives at all - or your external drive's passive cooling. It's perfectly fine. The biggest thing is fitting more in there.
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post #10 of 17
I currently have 1 3.5" hd and 2 ssd's in my 5.25" bays and its alot better then having them in the removeable cages..

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the adapter for the 3.5" bay is a sharkoon vibe fixer pro and the adapter for the ssd's are made by LIAN-LI
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