best options for hard drive cooling in my case?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    the hard drives in the bottom front of the case tend to run hot.
    you might be able to see a fan that i taped to the side of the hard drive holder. that fan blows air into the drive from inside of the case. probably not the best idea becuase i have another fan in the front of the case that blows air towards the back. however without the fans, drives get hot
    any other cooling options?
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    is there room or a slot to put a fan in the front bottom to suck cool air in blowing it across the drives?

    i would also close or tape up the open pci slots to force the exhaust fan to suck out the hot air instead since those openings negate the pressure or air flow.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    good suggestions, but i don't think the case would allow it without cutting

    i might just get a quieter fan to blow in front of the drives and another to exhaust it. instead of just blowing to fan against each other
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    what case is that?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i don't know, probably some generic rosewill case for $30 shipped on newegg. i bought 3 of them a few years ago
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    there is a generic micro ATX rosewill for sale now on newegg for 19 bucks, has a 120 rear and a spot for a 120 right in front of the hard drive bays. I was thinking about picking it up for a spare. Its really small though, just thought id give you the heads up on it.
     
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    First off, you effect the air flow by having the rear expansion slots OPEN. You need to have those closed (even helps keep dust down).

    Most newer cases have 120mm fans dedicated to cooling the drives.
     

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