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Uploaded: 11.02.2008 09:14
Categories: Full case

Circusact - This shows the inside behind the 5.25" area, the center mounted internal intake fan and HDD cages.

You can see 3 of my S

This shows the inside behind the 5.25" area, the center mounted internal intake fan and HDD cages.

You can see 3 of my SATA drives mounted in the i-Cage. I did this because I would need longer SATA cables [36" to 42"] to route and hide the cable if the drives were in the HDD cooling area. As i did not want to buy new cables yet, the drives go in the i-Cage. The temps are LOW, I mean low. The highest HDD temp is the WD SATAII 250gb @ 22C. My OS drive sits @ 19C and my ISO storage HDD sits @ 20C. The 4th drive[below the i-Cage] sits @ 21 and the IDE drive sits @ 24C with almost no airflow.

As you can see the shroud for that fan is rather impressive and quite difficult to get off. Mainly because you have to find the 4 tiny screws holding it to the case, remove it, then take the shroud apart[another 4 screws] to replace/clean the fan. This is VERY difficult if not IMPOSSIBLE to do with the motherboard tray in the case.


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11.02.2008 19:30 CircusactYes many HDDs are better for performance than the amount of storage. I had a raid 0 with the 3x 160gb drives and could move a 700mb ISO in 10 seconds from the WD250
11.02.2008 19:27 CircusactI was thinking of getting a zalman vf-900 for the main card as it gets warmer than the slave when working. It hits around same as the cpu does on full load. Nothing in the case exceeds 50C tho :) I also need a second top 120mm fan, then I will reverse the top to exhaust, reverse the back to intake and turn the 9500 to blow straight up.
11.02.2008 17:42 kazooYou have a SLI setup. Nice coolers and I like many HDD's :)