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I'm getting hte p180b antec case.

And eventually stuffing in the bottom cage (the vertical drive section), 4x seagate 750gb harddrives for storage.

There's a fan (120x120x38mm) slot between it and the psu at the bottom of the case/cage.

Question is, What's the best cooling solution for it? at that location, AND is there anything I can put AROUND the harddrives, or similar that'll "not block" the airflow, BUT will assist in cooling? (Not expecting to put thermal paste on it, as5, but I could if there's a safe way to do so).

I'm hoping for best performance over a year or 2 at least, if not longer. 4x of them might eventually get hot, however they are only storage drives, nothing more. primary drives are 2x 320gb's, a c: and d: for general programs, windows, and gaming on the D: plus basic storage. However primary storage is on the E:, F:, G: and H: and the I: / J: will be the single or dual dvd burners (long term use / performance, don't want to burn on just one all the time, but back and forth so as not to wear them out, etc).

So any thoughts? On best cooling for the 750's? even though they'll not be running 24/7 uber hot and max'd out, but I don't want them to over heat in the long run anyways.

Le_Loup

P.S. None of the 750's are in raid 1 OR 0, just stand alones.
    
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Woah....4x750GB??? What's all the space for??? Movies, games,(pr0n)(jk) random craps?

Buy those $10 HDD cooling fan on the Egg.

If you are looking forward liquid cooling...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106076
Quie...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835199002
Fan(inexpensive)...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150075
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Long story short, I plan on getting into the family film industry. Aka, your on trip's with your family, you film alot, But you have allll these clips on your digital video camera's, nice quality but all in pieces.

That's where I come in.

minor check's here, partial fade in's there, and a full length movie created, anywhere from 10-100min's of what you have, plus placing them onto dvd's with simple but interactive menu's.

If there were interview's, a secondary about the behind the scenes of the filming, hehe.

Various simplicities can be done from nero, and getting the hd space in the long run, highly worth it.

Any serious suggestions that'll fit in the p180b case? these harddrives won't have an external drive bay right on top of them... note that...

Le_Loup

*Info on p180b case here*

*Antec P180b Demonstration Design*


Oh and I already have like 80gb's of music and I plan to double it in a year or 2 anyways so, long story short, I might fill one of the 750's full of music, and the other 3 for backup/storage of video work.

One client I already have, required 30gb's free space for her files/rendered clips / temp files, etc. hehe. one client... so 4x750gb in the long run, is worth it.
    
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You'd need some active cooling for 4 of those drives next to each other. Quite honestly, I suggest using external enclosures.
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How many HDD are you going to fit in? 4? or 6?
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What is active cooling? And how is it applied? etc? Because i'll be sucking in air directly through them, so that might help but still...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
How many HDD are you going to fit in? 4? or 6?
Bottom enclosure, total 4, middle drive bay for the 2x320's , total 2, (redundant, but had 2 say it).

4x 750's in lower bay (backup's / storage)

2x 320's in main bay (primary's / secondary)

Again, any suggestions?
    
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What is active cooling? And how is it applied? etc? Because i'll be sucking in air directly through them, so that might help but still...

Le_Loup
Active cooling means a fan blowing across them, not just sitting there.
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Definately active cooling is there, however, i'd like to fit in more cooling options if possible in that choice of a case. Can I put a side bay heat spreader? Or will the case itself be decent enough to help channel the heat overall? (I hear the 750's run hot)

Le_Loup
    
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