NZXT S340 Storage device cooling, or lack there of

schmidtb26

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So after completing my build, I seem to have overlooked that the two drive bays are in the front and underneath a shield that covers both the psu and wires and the storage devices.

Because of this shield, the drives seem to be shielded from the air flow, leading me to believe that the air flow is not enough or could lead to problems for my SSD AND HDD.

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I read up on the case and it even said that if two intake fans are installed in the front of the machine that because the storage area relies on passive air that those front intake fans are impeding the cooling of the storage drives. Should I remove those two front fans, or ensure that my exhausting fans are larger and higher cfm than my intakes. Or should I just remove the intakes completely, or is even adding another fan that I can mod/mount to face downward at the drives a viable option?

My CPU cooler also has a fan that faces and blows towards the rear case fan.(hyper 212 EVO) Is having two fans blowing at such close proximity blowing in the same direction just redundant or could it cause me problems. I could swap the 212 EVO's fan to face inward into the case but that doesnt seem right to me. Also I could remove the rear fan and just keep the 212 EVO's fan facing the rear of the case.


Does anyone have any solutions for this or have come across a similar issue where the storage devices seemed to have inefficient cooling. Same thing with the CPU cooler fan facing the same direction as the rear case fan.


I need a solution or a reassurance or something.

Please advise,
Thank you

EDIT: Also why do I always see my hyperlink as http:// only and not the full web address.
I copy and paste URL into the hyperlink creator and it always only shows http:// but the link still works properly.
 

schmidtb26

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I used a few different free hardware temp monitoring programs and they all came in at 27 degrees celsius current temp and the maxes were only 29 degrees celsius so I'm all good, thank you
 

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