Hard Drive Placement

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elidril

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Ok guys, parts have begun arriving and I'm planning the installation.

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
59.99

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$179.99

SAMSUNG Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model TS-H353C - OEM
$13.99

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
$189.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$149.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
$124.98

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$216.98



Wondering Ideal placement of DvD Drive, SSD drive, and the 2 320gb drives I'm yanking from my old rig...

Do I put them all as High as possible? In the enclosed bays at the top? Space them all out equally for air flow?

The Haf 912 case has plenty of room, just want to make sure placement is ideal.

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DoomsWord89

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The drive bays normally are spaced far enough apart that you would not have one component resting directly on top of another.

The HDD will likely be the only component out of the ones you mentioned that will generate any noticeable heat. So, as long as they are not placed directly on top of one another you should not have to worry.
 

DoomsWord89

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There really is no standard for placement as far as I know. The 912 has dual intake fans directly in front of the HDD cages so placement likely wont make any difference at all in terms of temperature.
 
I just put my 2 drives on the very bottom slots and took out the top HDD bay, when I put it back in my temps only rose by bout 3-4c max

Also I do not recommend that GPU, I had an XFX single fan and omg was it loud (louder then my vacuum, it really was terrible, spend the extra 20 bucks and grab a hawk/twin frozr 2 edition, its worth it imo)
 
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