Originally Posted by FDNFP14
Thanks for the advice man. One question though - would mounting an additional 140mm fan at the bottom have a similar overall effect to removing the HDD trays? The reason I ask is that I eventually plan on having 3, if not 4 drives in (one for windows, one for linux, one for media) and both my drive bays will be taken up. I am also considering removing the 4 bay tray that is in there now and replacing it with the 3 bay bottom tray from the R4 (more for looks than anything else; I dont like the way the top of the midi HDD rack connects to the front of the case.
Let me know what you think
if you are leaving the bottom HDD cage, yes it will.. just wont be able to use a powerful fan
as the cleance under the chassis is scant at best. the more powerful, the more area under
the fan and chassis is needed. i find that a high static pressure fan works best to pull past
a filter and project flow... something like the bitfenix spectre pro decent cfm and static pressure.
Originally Posted by corysti
Well with the R4 the only thing holding that cage is a few screws and so far I can't find a damn screw driver that will actually turn the screws at the bottom without stripping.
Btw, I won't be able to give you temps until I get my ssd and a new hdd in from newegg.
like above.. velcro the SSD on the back of mobo tray and mount the HDD in the opti..