Originally Posted by SlammiN
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?
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.