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Okay, I have a question to you Armor and/or Kandalf owners. If you own either one, you can probably answer this....You know the little cage that you can put 3 Hard Drives in that can go right beside your PSU? How do you have your 92cm fan positioned in relation to that cage? Do you have the fan pushing air in to the case blowing on your HD or do you have it exausting? I think i am going to move my Hard Drive to that cage so i can get it out of the way of my intake fan up front to get some better airflow!
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i dont have either of those cases but i know what you are talking about. that fan should be exhaust so it will pull hot air out of your case. case airflow goes from bottom front to back and top. so that fan needs to be exhaust for best perfromance
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i dont have either of those cases but i know what you are talking about. that fan should be exhaust so it will pull hot air out of your case. case airflow goes from bottom front to back and top. so that fan needs to be exhaust for best perfromance
Yes, i know that is true most of the time, but this case has the 120 mm back fan as exaust, as well as a top 92 mm fan exaust and the PSU also pulls the hot air out...

With the cage, i could have the 92mm fan intaking, and then the psu and top fan would exaust it, but i do definitely see where you are coming from...it would kind of mix up the aerodynamics... yeah i think you are right, now that i think about it, lol...it's late
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I have mine as an intake, heat rises so if it's an exhaust then the rising air gets drawn out over your HDD's.
BTW my RaptorX is at 27°c right now.
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Does anybody have that 92 mm fan in the back exhausting but a fan in front of the cage pulling air through the cage? Or would that even work really lol...

I dunno i just want to keep my hard drive cool i guess....I'm probably trying to go overboard on it..
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I have mine as an intake, heat rises so if it's an exhaust then the rising air gets drawn out over your HDD's.
BTW my RaptorX is at 27°c right now.
Okay, so you have that back 92mm fan right by your PSU as an intake blowing on your HD?
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Does anybody have that 92 mm fan in the back exhausting but a fan in front of the cage pulling air through the cage? Or would that even work really lol...

I dunno i just want to keep my hard drive cool i guess....I'm probably trying to go overboard on it..

What's the temp?

Yes I do, on my 3 Raptors.
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OH, my HD temp is nice and cool around 38 i believe...maybe i am wrong, i don't have speedfan installed anymore, as i am using the Asus temp deal...doesn't have the S.M.A.R.T. scan for hard drive..but i know it was running cool...the BIG thing i want to do besides keep my HD cool is to get better airflow from my intake fan up front! The Hard drive is blocking a lot of air you know.
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OH, my HD temp is nice and cool around 38 i believe...maybe i am wrong, i don't have speedfan installed anymore, as i am using the Asus temp deal...doesn't have the S.M.A.R.T. scan for hard drive..but i know it was running cool...the BIG thing i want to do besides keep my HD cool is to get better airflow from my intake fan up front! The Hard drive is blocking a lot of air you know.
Is your HDD up front or in the cage?
Leave it as an intake, the air up there is not gonna affect the temps down low.

EDIT> N/M I just re-read your OP. Yes move the HDD to the cage and position the fan as an intake for the cage. Middle bay of the cage.
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Is your HDD up front or in the cage?
Leave it as an intake, the air up there is not gonna affect the temps down low.
Yup, it's up front right now...in front of the intake fan...I did not think it would affect anything...if anything it would probably help my PSU stay a bit cooler although the heat exausting out of the 120mm fan is pretty warm coming from that Tuniq...

And, yes, 38C Hard Drive loading on HD Tach program...

lol I thought 38C was fairly cool, but from your temp perspective i guess not
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