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Looking for some feedback on my setup.
I'll try to get a picture up soon hopefully but the idea is I want to clear the HDD bays from the bottom right of the case and put my WD 2TB Caviar Black and SSD in the 5.25" bays using the Akasa 5.25" converters. Ultimately, this makes the inside look more organized and open but what I'm worried about is the temperatures on the Caviar Black without much exposure to the air that's circulating. Would any of you guys recommend this setup or should I just keep the HDD next to the PSU in the HDD bay?

I think I did exactly what you are planning. I mounted my HDD/SSD in the 5.25" bays using adapters and completely removed the hard drive cages. My WD Black gets to about 33-34c which is acceptable for me. I even mounted the drives backwards so the wires are not exposed:



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I think I did exactly what you are planning. I mounted my HDD/SSD in the 5.25" bays using adapters and completely removed the hard drive cages. My WD Black gets to about 33-34c which is acceptable for me. I even mounted the drives backwards so the wires are not exposed:

Hmm, that sounds good. I'm actually digging around looking for a fan that I can use as an intake in the bay front area as well so I can combat this heat but I will ultimately put the HDD up there. Having no luck so far finding a fan with a mesh that'll fit though. Unfortunately my SATA cables aren't long enough so I can't do the inverted placement too, bummer!
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Finally got around to ordering my new rig and I decided on the 650D. I have a question about airflow, though. After doing a lot of research, I'm sold on positive pressure so I'm thinking of flipping either the top 200mm fan or the back 120mm fan as intakes. The question is, which one? I'm leaning towards the 200mm to get the most air in vs. out. Has anyone tried this setup?

Depends what CPU cooler you have, but if a fan is to be mounted in the top, most would only want air coming in from the front half so as not to disrupt the CPU coolers exhaust.
I know what you mean about the positive pressure, I have a 200mm in the front, a 120mm in the 5.25" drive bays and no exhaust fans at all. Temps are great and minimal dust build up. My GPU exhausts at the rear and my CPU cooler does a good job of moving air towards the rear vents.
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Hmm, that sounds good. I'm actually digging around looking for a fan that I can use as an intake in the bay front area as well so I can combat this heat but I will ultimately put the HDD up there. Having no luck so far finding a fan with a mesh that'll fit though. Unfortunately my SATA cables aren't long enough so I can't do the inverted placement too, bummer!

How are you at modding things? You could always make one. I ordered another front mesh from Corsair and made it fit.
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i just noticed on my front panel my Mic and Headphone ports are reversed. lol anybody else come like this? never noticed it since i dont use these ports.

also i seem to get a faint buzzing sound from the case. when i remove the side panel its gone. any ideas?
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Today I decided to cut front mesh to reduce noise and it's better, I don't hear that whistle sound. Here are the pictures





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Question for anyone with a hyper 212+ and a mesh side panel with fans attached

Does it fit without any issues?
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Depends what CPU cooler you have, but if a fan is to be mounted in the top, most would only want air coming in from the front half so as not to disrupt the CPU coolers exhaust.
I know what you mean about the positive pressure, I have a 200mm in the front, a 120mm in the 5.25" drive bays and no exhaust fans at all. Temps are great and minimal dust build up. My GPU exhausts at the rear and my CPU cooler does a good job of moving air towards the rear vents.

I'll be using the stock cooler for the time being, actually. So would making the top fan an intake be a good idea? Another thought I has was removing the top fan entirely and making the rear fan an intake, letting all the air leave through the top on it's own.
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I'll be using the stock cooler for the time being, actually. So would making the top fan an intake be a good idea? Another thought I has was removing the top fan entirely and making the rear fan an intake, letting all the air leave through the top on it's own.

With stock cooler top intake + rear exhaust or cut out rear mesh. You could try rear intake and top exhaust as well since you won't have a giant cpu cooler blocking the top fan/fans....yet. thumb.gif Check out the positive air flow cooling item in my sig for a good thread on the subject. It's always best to try multiple configs and see what works best with your system. thumb.gif

It's always strongly recommended to to remove the front mesh to increase airflow and reduce fan noise.
Edited by solsamurai - 9/22/12 at 12:29pm
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With stock cooler top intake + rear exhaust or cut out rear mesh. You could try rear intake and top exhaust as well since you won't have a giant cpu cooler blocking the top fan/fans....yet. thumb.gif Check out the positive air flow cooling item in my sig for a good thread on the subject. It's always best to try multiple configs and see what works best with your system. thumb.gif
It's always strongly recommended to to remove the front mesh to increase airflow and reduce fan noise.

I don't have the tools for cutting out any mesh, I don't think. I have heard a lot about fan noise so I got a Bitfenix Spectre Pro to replace the front intake, hopefully that'll be enough.
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