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You could mount the 3.5" HDD in bottom of case or under the 5.25" bays. Bottom would be easy with a couple of spacers and double sided tape. Mount spacers so airflow from fans cal blow under HDD as well as over.

That is interesting lol, I will take a look at my options when I get home this evening from work! Thanks for all of your help on airflow doyll!! biggrin.gif
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Always for Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson fans. biggrin.gif

You could experiment by just laying hdd on bottom or in 5.25 bays. I didn't suggest 5.25 bays because there is no air circulation in them and hdd might get hot. But I have had my 3TB drive in 5.25 bay without issue. Monitor temps and see. Open Hardware Monitor give HDD temps. wink.gif
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Always for Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson fans. biggrin.gif

You could experiment by just laying hdd on bottom or in 5.25 bays. I didn't suggest 5.25 bays because there is no air circulation in them and hdd might get hot. But I have had my 3TB drive in 5.25 bay without issue. Monitor temps and see. Open Hardware Monitor give HDD temps. wink.gif

The world could use more people like Mr. Clarkson!

Yeah I will definitely try some different set ups to see what works the best, but the temp in the case has been right around 22-24c during stress tests and gaming. I have been pleased with the results thus far. cheers.gif
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The world could use more people like Mr. Clarkson!

Yeah I will definitely try some different set ups to see what works the best, but the temp in the case has been right around 22-24c during stress tests and gaming. I have been pleased with the results thus far. cheers.gif

IMHO, with 22-24c during stress and gaming, you've already won. How are the CPU, GPU, and mobo temps?

In my silence-optimized case, I get 36, 33, and 34c for mobo, CPU, and my hottest disk, respectively. (Not a gaming machine, so no high GPU temps ever.)

Anyhow, if you are giving everything 24c to use for cooling, then you are already golden. (Again, IMHO.) Also, remember that better is the enemy of good enough -- unless you are a benchmarker!

Good job!

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IMHO, with 22-24c during stress and gaming, you've already won. How are the CPU, GPU, and mobo temps?

In my silence-optimized case, I get 36, 33, and 34c for mobo, CPU, and my hottest disk, respectively. (Not a gaming machine, so no high GPU temps ever.)

Anyhow, if you are giving everything 24c to use for cooling, then you are already golden. (Again, IMHO.) Also, remember that better is the enemy of good enough -- unless you are a benchmarker!

Good job!

- samwisekoi

I agree, case temp is pretty good, however some of the components are running warm since I am trying to OC my CPU and GPU. CPU runs as high as 81c at times during OCCT stress, 75c during x264, and 65 while playing Bioshock Infinite maxed out. GPU was ran as high as 76c during a stress test and 65c during Bioshock Infinite. Mobo from what I remember doesnt get any higher than around 35c.

Im just trying to get good enough haha but i know what you mean. Always trying to get your monies worth and then some out of your hardware!
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Looking good, always nice to see another caramel filled R4.

Removing the HDD cage would be my first goal, I mounted my SSD behind the MOBO and my HDD on the bottom 5.25 bay even while gaming the temps barely reach 28C. Once I got the cages removed, airflow was much smoother, also consider removing the PCI slot covers in the back.
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Looking good, always nice to see another caramel filled R4.

Removing the HDD cage would be my first goal, I mounted my SSD behind the MOBO and my HDD on the bottom 5.25 bay even while gaming the temps barely reach 28C. Once I got the cages removed, airflow was much smoother, also consider removing the PCI slot covers in the back.

I am very happy with my Noctua fans, they are much quieter than the stock fans that were in my H100i, I just need 2 more NF-A14s for the bottom and exhaust in the back.

I do have my NF-F12s set up for push through the radiator as exhaust from my case, going to try that for a week or so then I may flip them to the other side to use them as push but for intake. Not sure which way will be best, but as long as my temps are between 22-24c im not really too sure it matters much.
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