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I'm debating putting my Hard Drive cage back in. The problem with it is, it goes right in front of the 120mm intake fan. So the question is, do they really do much? The air taken in looks as if it would just cool the GPU. I have an 80mm side fan in but a 120mm 65cfm exhaust fan. So whatcha think, i'd like to have the hard drive in the cage for convenience, but I can mount it in the 5.25 bays
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post #2 of 8
Always have at least one intake and one exhaust.

Side panels "only" for intake suck (pun rofl) because they're usually so close to the exhaust (on the back.)

Having the back as intake and the front as exhaust would actually be better than no intake at all, but you'd be fighting the "natural" flow.

Have at least one intake besides the side panel.
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Would it be worth it to keep the front intake and put the HD cage in? The cage canels airflow pretty much 100%
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Having something is better than nothing. >.>

Don't take it out. 50CFM or whatever you have is better with a front cage in the way than 0CFM with a cage in the way.
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http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g8...2/IMGP3362.jpg

Thats a sideways picture of what the cage is like...no airs getting through there.

I'll keep a fan in the front no matter what, but would it even make any difference is what I wonder..
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The holes are for air. Air gets through on the side too.

You won't feel it if you put your hand there, because if you open the panel it'll just rush out the panel. >_>

The intake fan won't "shoot" air through the case straight over your HDD anyway -- and it really doesn't matter. As long as you keep positive pressure in your case, everything should be fine. (Less dust than negative, easier on the exhaust since there is usually more intake than exhaust.)
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post #7 of 8
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Alright. I might grab a little bit of a stronger 120mm fan as this one is kinda junk..and I think i'll put the HD back down into the cage and out of the 5.25 bays.
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post #8 of 8
put the cage in...it'll be fine...that's how mine is...

EDIT: You've been here long enough, no? lol
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