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i was browsing for some hdd coolers as my hdd really heat up, came across this http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3724.htm any suggestions?
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i was browsing for some hdd coolers as my hdd really heat up, came across this http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3724.htm any suggestions?
Dude, it aint hard to cool HDD's. Just put a 120mm intake in front of them, space them out accordingly, and don't worry about it.

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if you don't have any room to put a real fan in the case somewhere those blowers work fine...

though, i'm wondering why do you have high temps with an Antec 900?!?!
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You can get a hdd cooler from Akasa that screws on o the hdd itself.
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...though, i'm wondering why do you have high temps with an Antec 900?!?!
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any suggestions?
Flip your molex connectors over and run your Antec Nine Hundreds Tri-Cool 120mm fans off of the 12v rail. Apparently the 5v rail ain't cuttin' it.
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Lol I have that cooler from pccasegear not for hardrive but it does do a good job
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post #7 of 11
Hard drive cooling is definitely not up there when it comes to performance increases.... just have to keep it from burning up really.... unless your case has near to no ventilation and you've got some raptors running at 10k rpm.... otherwise... 120mm or 2x80mms blowing intake onto the HDD bays is more than you need (hell... if you had good ambient case temps because of good airflow management[like oh...I don't know... stock antec 900 fans?] the need for these fans wouldn't be present and you'd spare yourself from unneeded decibels)

As for extra cooling through the PCI slots:
#1: the exhaust fan should probably do a good enough of a job
#2: If you're willing to cover up a PCI slot for cooling... why bother with a measly 9.31CFM and a measly 1 PCI slot? Do what I did with the old computer I gave to my GF! BAM! 30ish CFM intake! Also could tilt it more and add paper siding (to tunnel the air better and to allow the use of one of the PCI slots)....
post #8 of 11
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod3727.htm

Best thing to use if you want to cool your hdd.
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post #9 of 11
I've used those things for my graphics card back before the leafblowers came included. I think it just stirred up the air in my case =P

dont cool them HDDs too much !

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11872
http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/18/m...resting-thing/
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post #10 of 11
If your hard drives are getting hot in an antec 900 you have serious problems.

On top of that hard drives almost NEVER need cooling.
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