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Just wanted to share a couple of modifcations i did to my Cosmos.

My board is an EE ATX (its big). When i set the board in the tray only 5/10 holes lined with up the board. I had to drill 3 holes in the tray for the standoffs so that it would line up with the board. Secured the standoffs with nuts. So at least now its secured with 8/10 screws and standoffs. The first photo shows one of the two holes that miss.





Also put a fan in behind the hard drive cage. A question about my fan position - in this orientation it should pull hot air off the drives right?

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more pictures please



yeah it should pull heat off the drives IF they are sealed with that cage fairly well. I would either drill some holes bigger or get the tin snips out to let it pull more air.

or rig a bigger fan to blow on them
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I just reversed the fan so now it blows on the drive cage. It dropped one drive by a degree another by 2 degrees.
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did you do anything to the drive cage itself to allow more air?


actually, what are your temps currently? I was advised previously by other members to maintain 25-45, no cooler or hotter then that range, purely for drive life. I never confirmed those numbers though
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did you do anything to the drive cage itself to allow more air?


actually, what are your temps currently? I was advised previously by other members to maintain 25-45, no cooler or hotter then that range, purely for drive life. I never confirmed those numbers though
Nope didnt yet tear apart the cage yet. Dont know if i am that ballsy. Temps are 34 C for WD 500 GB Blue and 40 C for 2TB Hitachi.
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with those temps, I would run an HD benchmark to see how hot your drives get when they are loaded up



what are your chipset/motherboard temps at?
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post #7 of 7
i did the same thing on the HDD cage with my old cosmos
Make sure the fan you have in the 5.25 bay is blowing air into the HD, it'll draw cool air to the HDs and you'll pull the hot air out of the HDD Bay with the side fan
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