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I've mocked up a custom duct that would mount behind the entire 5.25" cage and up to the top front 230mm (nominal) exhaust fan. Depending on how it is shaped it would scavenge half or more of that fan's draft. Its outside shape would also direct a bit of the bottom front 230mm intake airflow to the rear. Part of the front cover (3-4 bays) would be mesh to provide passive intake over HDDs, drawn up to the rear and up the duct to the exhaust fan. Has anyone done any custom ducting in this case?
1) After posting that I looked again at the mocked up duct. I might also experiment with creating some baffles on its exterior to direct airflow.

2) Baffles might also be an idea if the optional bottom intake fan is installed... to limit conflicting turbulence from two intake air streams. But I'm going to start with the stock four (4) fans (plus PSU) and passive devices to stay as quiet and energy thrifty as possible.

3) Has anyone experimented with differences in airflow with the front cover on and off? The cover is ~ 7.5" x 10.0" with barely a 0.25" clearance from the case. That's under 9.0 sq.in. of area to draw the air through. Given the 180mm blade diameter (though some of it is obstructed) the fan's area is almost 40.0 sq.in. With a 1.0" clearance the areas get close to even, but then the mount would have to be changed.

4) And finally has anyone experimented with differences in bottom air intake with taller feet?
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Looking better. I'd also suggest that you route the USB/Panel/Audio cables under-behind the tray if you can instead of to the right middle area.

@Old_Guy
Having a duct does indeed help with airflow depending on fan setup. Having the side panel off any case usually results in better temperatures since the CPU and GPU are going to have easy access to the ambient air.

You should check out my old setup before I put in the third middle fan to replace it

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@xxsashixx

Looking better. I'd also suggest that you route the USB/Panel/Audio cables under-behind the tray if you can instead of to the right middle area.

@Old_Guy
Having a duct does indeed help with airflow depending on fan setup. Having the side panel off any case usually results in better temperatures since the CPU and GPU are going to have easy access to the ambient air.

You should check out my old setup before I put in the third middle fan to replace it

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After...if you haven't already seen it...
Ah yes yes thanks, but I'm probably gonna cut out some holes on my new mothertray onces in arrives and I ordered 2 San Ace fans and a fan controller (Might grab another 4 more if these fans rock )
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@Old_Guy
Having a duct does indeed help with airflow depending on fan setup. Having the side panel off any case usually results in better temperatures since the CPU and GPU are going to have easy access to the ambient air.

You should check out my old setup before I put in the third middle fan to replace it ]
Yes I can see it does depend a lot. Your flexible duct from the added bottom fan must have put a lot of air on the CPU cooler but at least partially obstructed the air flow from the two fans in the back of the 3.5" cage. Tradeoffs... The added fan on the back of the 5.25" cage looks like it would work better.
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Yes I can see it does depend a lot. Your flexible duct from the added bottom fan must have put a lot of air on the CPU cooler but at least partially obstructed the air flow from the two fans in the back of the 3.5" cage. Tradeoffs... The added fan on the back of the 5.25" cage looks like it would work better.
I was actually surprised at the fact that the airflow wasn't so easily obstructed (the air easily penetrated around the tube). Probably the proof why H1011/H101 San Ace fans are so great when it comes to static pressure. The tube worked great pushing 260CFM. As you mentioned...the final setup is indeed the best as the interior of the case pretty much has no more dead spots. I'm just worried about airflow turbulence on the inside
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An amusing thought. I was at the scrap yard poking around for aluminum sheet and mesh to fabricate the custom duct and a mounting solution for HDDs and coolers. (I also found some 1 ft x 5 ft say 30 pound black anodized heat sinks... maybe stiffen up those flimsy 840 side panels). Then compared various off the shelf options and components.

It occurred to me that my first HDD was the size and weight of a mid-tower, was ten whole megabytes and cost $4,500 in back then money (just to confirm I am Old Guy).

I am now likely to spend as much on HDD coolers and some case cooling and vibration isolated mounting mods than I am for two 1TB WD Caviar Black 6GBs drives. Amazing.
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I added a modification to the front logo panel to improve the airflow in my case. I use the large front fan to vent the hot air from the dual radiator I placed in the front of the case. It's a hinge that locks closed via magnets. The best part is that it is not permanent and the original setup can be easily replaced.




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I added a modification to the front logo panel to improve the airflow in my case. I use the large front fan to vent the hot air from the dual radiator I placed in the front of the case. It's a hinge that locks closed via magnets. The best part is that it is not permanent and the original setup can be easily replaced.
Looks great. Is that mesh intake on the 5.25" bays above?
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Some freebee with an advert on it Cyber Acoustics CA-1001WB 5.25" Drive Bay for now  i-Star USA three bay, 3.5" hot swap cage (in tw... Drive A: Internal FDD w/ multi card readers & 1... 
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Looks great. Is that mesh intake on the 5.25" bays above?
Thanks and yes.
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