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Old 10-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone vouch for the quality of this product?
StarTech.com - 5.25" Drive Bay Hard Drive Cooler w/Black Bezel - 3 Fans
I'm running a tj-09 black/window case, and was wondering if I got 2 of these babies, if it would help my temps.

I have not actually set up my comp, I just have the case, and the equipment.

I have 2 5.25 slots occupied at the moment, is there any other things I can add to my empty 5.25 besides the fans? I'm thinking about modding my case eventually...

So yeah... any suggestions, on what I can put in those 2 extra 5.25 slots?
Do they make fans that occupy 2 5.25? I know they make this sweet bezel that occupies 3..

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i just entered 5.25" on newegg. found a bajillion of things.

If you know of anything that could possibly help my performance, just post here. I'll keep looking at newegg in the meantime.
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Just judging by the size of the fans, that thing is going to be crazy loud. You would probably be better off just putting a 120mm fan up front and fabbing up some sort of bracket.
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Ok, now the links working. Those are three small fans. Very loud, low CFM.
I use one with a similar design to this. Newegg.com - Thermaltake A2376 Aluminum HDD Cooling Fan - Retail
It actually lowered my hot drive by 10C.
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You want to cool your harddrives, or case in general..?
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I know Zalman have a HD cooler with heat pipes only.
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You want to cool your harddrives, or case in general..?
My case in general, as you know deathhawk, the tj-09 has its own fan for cooling HDDs.
Well the thing is, I just want to take the most advantage of the air cooling I can have. I either want
1) the best air cooling
2) the best water cooling

and water cooling is waaay to expensive for me atm.

To optimize my aircooling, I bought connectors for my floppy, sata, and ide cables that are round and have a small surface area, to help with air flow. I also have that blue VGA cooler that fits in 2 slots to help cool my VGA.
I don't know what else to do, I might just stop there, I also don't want anything too noisy, so I bought 5 scythe 120mm fans. (the expensive ones. ouch.)

I saw some cool LED fan controllers

Newegg.com - NZXT SENTRY 1 Controller Panel - Retail

only can control 2 fans = /
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only can control 2 fans = /
Nah, you can rig it up to all 5 it'l just take a little soldering
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