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It's summer here, and my 3.5" HDDs are getting very hot (50c+) on warm days. The 2.5" drives are fine, thanks to the two 80mm fans pushing air through them, but the big, "main" ones aren't getting cooled at all.
Has anyone got a solution for this? Like what size fans can I fit behind the hard drive caddy?
I'd really apreciate photos too.
post #7052 of 10491
Thought those pics might be useful.
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I have a 140 fan, will try to snap a similar pic with it tomorrow.

EDIT: Fixed.
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Originally Posted by Majentrix View Post

It's summer here, and my 3.5" HDDs are getting very hot (50c+) on warm days. The 2.5" drives are fine, thanks to the two 80mm fans pushing air through them, but the big, "main" ones aren't getting cooled at all.
Has anyone got a solution for this? Like what size fans can I fit behind the hard drive caddy?
I'd really apreciate photos too.

a 92mm or even 120mm fan on the right should do, give it a try.


Edited by Khaled G - 2/5/14 at 3:24pm
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post #7053 of 10491
I superglued a spare 80mm right up against the cage opening and instant 10c drop for me, and that was a masscool 80mm fan running at 5v.

They're quite annoying at 12v though rolleyes.gif
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some more parts ordered for the orange box build. Took a while to locate the Frozenq res. There is an online shop based 2 junctions round the motorway from me, but after bad experiences in the past I swore I'd never use him again. So this weekend will be playtime again.
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post #7056 of 10491
What is the best fan 5.25 controller for this thing in your guys experience. thinking of options for mine, want one that holds well in the bay.

Also do you think the 3.5 HDD need cooling at all where they are and is this even possible?

Thanks
post #7057 of 10491
my 3.5 hdd bay what i made stays at 30c
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Originally Posted by SlammiN View Post

What is the best fan 5.25 controller for this thing in your guys experience. thinking of options for mine, want one that holds well in the bay.

Also do you think the 3.5 HDD need cooling at all where they are and is this even possible?

Thanks

I've only used one fan controller, and it's the Mix 2 from NZXT. I really like this controller because it has five LED colors and the option to turn off the LED's entirely. However, I don't see why any other fan controller wouldn't work.
As for the HDD's, extra cooling is nice, but not necessary (at least from what I've figured out so far). Some people in this thread (it was actually just discussed a few posts ago) have just put a 80 or 92mm fan between the HDD cage and the sidepanel, and some have even gone to the extent to cut holes in the side panel and maybe even mount the fan on the panel. In my opinion, if you're going to the trouble to do that, it seems like it would be easier to just put in a second 3.5in drive cage in place of the current 2.5, but I could be wrong.
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What is the best fan 5.25 controller for this thing in your guys experience. thinking of options for mine, want one that holds well in the bay.

Also do you think the 3.5 HDD need cooling at all where they are and is this even possible?

Thanks

I use a lamptron fc6, something like 30w X 4 channels. The front face of the controller is just slightly to big and I have to hold the back of the controller in place when putting the front panel of the case on or it will push right side of the fan controller back some as the locking mechanism only holds one side in place.

I actually like it this way because while its kind of a pain to put the front panel on, once in place the controller is not loose in the bay like my old one was.
post #7060 of 10491

I <3 my Aquaero 6

 

Don't know if there's actually any fan controllers that will fit stable by itself in a HAF XB 5.25 bay. I'm sure there might be one or two out there that are bulky enough.

    
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