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Air flow question please help

Ardoasms

48 months ago

I have een avoiding looking into cases with drive cages in the front between the front fans and the main part of the system out of the fear of those cages completely ruining air flow. So is that a reasonable concern or a case or irrational parinoia?

Thanks for any help you can offer

-ardoasms

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It will impede air flow, but that shouldn't be a deal breaker. Just buy a fan that's optimized for static pressure and not air flow. Alternatively, some of those cases allow you to remove some of the drive cages entirely.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly... a fan optimised for static pressure should do the trick.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think its as big as a problem as some think but they do still impede airflow.

You can get quite a few cases that deal with this problem:
The Fractal design define S has all drive bays at the back by default.
Cube cases such as the corsair Air line generally have drive mounts behind the mobo tray. And many others allow you to remove and move the drive cages.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No this is not really a problem. If it were a problem, 90% of the cases that exist would not be designed the way they are.

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