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Anyone have data on how HDD obstruction affects front intake's cooling ability?

I tried Googling around but couldn't find anything.

I use many 3.5" hard drives located in cages right behind the intake fans, as is tradition. But I'm wondering how much this impacts overall case cooling (e.g., CPU/GPU temps), given the physical obstruction.

This isn't just an academic question - if temperatures are significantly affected, I may opt for a larger case that relocates the drives into the bottom of the case so as to result in an unobstructed airflow from the front intake.

So is anyone aware of any data - even just individual forum users testing it informally - on the effect that HDD obstruction has on air cooling?

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