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after getting this case there's a drive bay right infront of the exhaust (right next to the psu). i would generally think that would be a bad area for a drive bay to hold my hdd. what do you guys think, would it be better on the bottom front bay of the case?
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after getting this case there's a drive bay right infront of the exhaust (right next to the psu). i would generally think that would be a bad area for a drive bay to hold my hdd. what do you guys think, would it be better on the bottom front bay of the case?
Depends on the PSU, does it intake from the bottom or would it be obstructed by the drive bay? N/M, the psu will run hotter with the drive bay full.

I have 1 hdd in the top bay and 2 in the lower front bay.
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no, not really the intake is from front to back exhaust on the psu, not side to back. i was just kind of iffy on the placement of the drive bay, with heat, right in front of an exhaust fan
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no, not really the intake is from front to back exhaust on the psu, not side to back. i was just kind of iffy on the placement of the drive bay right in front of an exhaust fan

Are you talking about the 92mm case fan?
I use mine as an intake for the PSU and hdd.
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i believe it's an 80mm, but it might be a 92mm... here's what i'm talking about, there's an exhaust fan behind those bays
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i believe it's an 80mm, here's what i'm talking about, there's an exhaust fan behind those bays
I'm pretty sure mine's a 92mm, but anyway I use mine as an intake.

Correction 90mm
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hmm, i guess that would work. i have 3 120mm's hitting the front intake so that would really screw up my airflow if i put that fan as an intake.
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hmm, i guess that would work. i have 3 120mm's hitting the front intake so that would really screw up my airflow if i put that fan as an intake.
Not really, not enough cfm to make a difference.
What is blown in will be pulled out by the psu or go out the top vents.
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this is the general setup, without the m/b bridge fans/gpu fans included. just didn't want to impede on airflow, but i suppose you're right being the cfm isn't justifiable enough to create any dead pockets. since i am getting other fans in there on the m/b and gpu i do like to have a good bit of exhaust so i might just screw it off, and pop the hd in the bottom front (since i'll only get one more hd once recording starts back up). thanks for the suggestion +
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