Finally decided that my Arc Midi R2 is share-worthy. Next up, PSU sleeving?? I need to keep myself busy while I try to not spend money on upgrading the main components.
To make room for the reservoir I put my WD Black HDD up in the 5.25" bay below my DVD drive:
However it is suffering from some heat issues up there. It got up to 49C last night with 78F ambient, which is within operating spec but still seems too high to me. I am used to my HDDs being in the 35-40 range. I ordered this
to help but I don't think it will do much. I don't want to mess with installing additional fans up there if I can help it. Does anyone think swapping the position of the HDD and DVD drives, or removing the DVD drive entirely, would also help it stay cooler? If I can't get it to stay around 40C in the drive bay, I am considering bringing back the bottom HDD cage, which would kill the aesthetic I'm going for. But I don't want to cripple the drive's lifespan either.