Hey ICE, you are usually giving great advice, not needing any??
Your setup is the same as mine except that I have two blank fan spaces at the rear above the PSU
(full tower). My harddisk is at the top (above the PSU
) and I think that although air is drawn in the open spaces it goes across the harddisk (although maybe with exhausted air from the PSU
). I have tested the temp of the HD
and it is fine.
You make me wonder whether I should cover the blank spaces on mine. I would do some before and after temp tests if I did.
Suggest using some cardboard to make a cover first and watching any variances in temp. Then with trusty sheet-metal and drill make one to fit (what's the bet mine wouldn't?
Optional suggestion: where you live, run the tower outside!
PS If anyone is interested there is a free HDD
temperature check here (small download): http://www.hddtemp.com/
If your HD