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Shout out to sgtgates, lol, I went to OU for a year, stayed in Oklahoma city for a good 4 years. Saw that OU sticker on your comp and was like, huh? Nice to see a fellow okie here.
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Any word on how to cool the HDD's? can I bolt a fan/cooler directly on them and vent it out the front of the case (where the x-swap opens)?

Both of mine are data drives, and I pulled them out after my PC was on all day to check how hot they got. They were just warm to the touch, nothing I would call Hot, so I am not going to worry about actively cooling them. If you were concerned with the temps of yours, you may just be able to mount a 120 or 80mm fan on the right side of the Xdock frame blowing across/through. Other than that, you will have to get real creative as there isn't much room for any kind of fans on the other sides (of the xdock). I have my 2 80mm fans as exhaust for the lower half.
 
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Both of mine are data drives, and I pulled them out after my PC was on all day to check how hot they got. They were just warm to the touch, nothing I would call Hot, so I am not going to worry about actively cooling them. If you were concerned with the temps of yours, you may just be able to mount a 120 or 80mm fan on the right side of the Xdock frame blowing across/through. Other than that, you will have to get real creative as there isn't much room for any kind of fans on the other sides (of the xdock). I have my 2 80mm fans as exhaust for the lower half.

Yeah if you have a short PSU you might be able to mount a fan to the back of the xdock bay, but space seems to be really tight there for most builds.

I had intended on using the two 80mm fans as exhaust but at the last minute installed them as intake. Depending on modding experience, I think it's entirely possible to install a 120mm fan in the bottom left corner of the right panel and run it as intake right onto the xdock bay.
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Okay, I will prob use the side of the dock frame, and use the bottom ones as well, but I have a left over two fan cooler that just mounts on top of the HDD
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I have a left over two fan cooler that just mounts on top of the HDD

If it works, post some pics and a link to it. Others might be interested this.
 
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Anyone running their rig without a dvd drive?

Currently considering pulling mine for a second fan controller, trying to think of the last time I really NEEDED an optical drive...
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Cooler Master HAF XB, from mini tower to desktop - cooler but not a whole lot..



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BTW, I fit two 140mm in the front cover without cutting. I used silicone standoffs that repositioned the front fans (outside the case) a little higher. They are snug and quiet! Love the case, basement planning is critical as I've hade to remove the mother board at least ten times. The recommended cooling fan strategy defnintely is the way to go - I've tried the two 80mmm fans blowing in and the top fan out - both increased my temps. My ambient is 20C. I've over clocked with Asus p8z77 to the 4732 on Zalman CNPS 9900MAX. CPU temp is 25, MB is 27, 660s are at 25 and 27C (all idle).

Like the case - do not cross thread the screws - it is easy to do - I crossed one of my outside thumb screws. x-dock works fine - not blowing drives.

Happy Modding!

Intel.
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Stand corrected - top fan blowing out! Tried it blowing in and my MB temps increased. CPU temps and GPU temps were about 1 degree cooler with blowing in. With top fan blowing out, all temps were low. The only temp with the 80mm blowing in that dropped were the SSD. everything else was warmer.
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Stand corrected - top fan blowing out! Tried it blowing in and my MB temps increased. CPU temps and GPU temps were about 1 degree cooler with blowing in. With top fan blowing out, all temps were low. The only temp with the 80mm blowing in that dropped were the SSD. everything else was warmer.

I am guessing that with the top fan as an intake, it was disrupting the front to back airflow. Have you tried removing the top fan? Curious if the top fan helps at all , or is more for decoration. I bet there is minimal difference, if any, with it set as exhaust. Report back if you decide to try it out for us.
 
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