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http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-case.html

It states here that I can remove harddisk cages for better airflow. Thus removing 3 mounting spots for HDD. Since I will be only using one HDD and 1 SSD I could remove one tray. Does that improve airflow? Also which one should I remove the upper or the lower one for better airflow (if I even should remove 1). Hope you can help me with this smile.gif

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http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-case.html

It states here that I can remove harddisk cages for better airflow. Thus removing 3 mounting spots for HDD. Since I will be only using one HDD and 1 SSD I could remove one tray. Does that improve airflow? Also which one should I remove the upper or the lower one for better airflow (if I even should remove 1). Hope you can help me with this smile.gif

Thanks!

i have the top tray removed in my 500r yeah i think it helps airflow some prob not much.

i kinda hate my 500r tho of late - cable management is terrible - maybe its just me and lack of skill i dunno
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You want to remove the middle HDD cage so you get direct airflow to the GPU
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I'd say it does improve air flow, although not by much if you use the stock included fans. You could mount 120mm fans on the drive cages themselves, however the cages are not porous enough to allow alot of airflow from the forward intake fans. You may want to replace the stock fan with something else once you remove the cage, Silverstone AP121's if you want the air primarily directed at a video card, although it's up to you.
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