Do I need to cool this WD HDD?

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  1. Posts : 17,744
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       #11

    @tpriest

    If that's your case... just get two of these...

    Corsair AF120 (2018) 52 CFM 120 mm Fan (CO-9050079-WW) - PCPartPicker



    I checked your BIOS... I don't see anything in there for PWM fans... well at least nothing in the manual.
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  2. Posts : 218
    Win 10 Pro 20H2 (OS Build 19042.867)
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       #12

    Your rig puts mine (10 years old this month) to shame, but here's a picture taken earlier, bottom on the right.

    Do I need to cool this WD HDD?-pc-inside.jpg

    The only change since then is moving the graphics card to the right from PCIEX16 to PCIEX4_X1 to give access to the second PCIEX1_2 slot for a 2nd USB3 board which I intend to get in due course.

    And this shows the inside front (the bottom is on the left, the picture has got rotated)

    Do I need to cool this WD HDD?-pc-inside-front.jpg

    In the middle of the bottom of the front panel is the power button so I don't think it's realistic to put fan(s) there.

    Sorry to be lagging the replies, I'm trying to craft a decent reply which takes me longer than perhaps it should.
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  3. Posts : 17,744
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #13

    Ghot said:
    @tpriest

    If that's your case... just get two of these...

    Corsair AF120 (2018) 52 CFM 120 mm Fan (CO-9050079-WW) - PCPartPicker

    I checked your BIOS... I don't see anything in there for PWM fans... well at least nothing in the manual.

    Either get two of these for your current case... or get a new case, like...

    Cooler Master MasterBox E500L ATX Mid Tower Case (MCB-E500L-KN5N-S00) - PCPartPicker
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  4. Posts : 218
    Win 10 Pro 20H2 (OS Build 19042.867)
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       #14

    Ghot said:
    @tpriest

    If that's your case... just get two of these...

    Corsair AF120 (2018) 52 CFM 120 mm Fan (CO-9050079-WW) - PCPartPicker



    I checked your BIOS... I don't see anything in there for PWM fans... well at least nothing in the manual.
    In the manual Section 2-8 PC Health Status references PWM but only for CPU Smart Fan Control.
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  5. Posts : 17,744
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #15

    tpriest said:
    In the manual Section 2-8 PC Health Status references PWM but only for CPU Smart Fan Control.


    Exactly. That's why I picked those two Corsair 120mm 3 pin fans.

    If it was me, I'd just get a better case, like the one I linked. It comes with fans. :)


    And, all your stuff will fit.




    But with your current case, all you would need is those two Corsair fans (UK prices and stores), and then get rid of the side duct.



    From the pic of the inside it looks like that hard drive is near the RAM. RAM is HOT.
    If you look at the pic of MY comp... nothing is by the RAM




    /edit

    OR... just say the word, and we'll build you a whole new computer.
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  6. Posts : 218
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       #16

    Thanks for all your thoughts and comments. Much to dwell on. I'm currently inclined to buy Noctua NF-A9 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (92mm, Brown): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories and see how it goes.

    My PC is a bit like the old yard broom. It's had 4 new handles and 5 new heads, but I've still got the same broom . The only parts of the PC that are original are the case, MB & processor, USB2 card. Everything else has been replaced over the years.
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  7. Posts : 17,744
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #17

    tpriest said:
    Thanks for all your thoughts and comments. Much to dwell on. I'm currently inclined to buy Noctua NF-A9 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (92mm, Brown): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories and see how it goes.

    My PC is a bit like the old yard broom. It's had 4 new handles and 5 new heads, but I've still got the same broom . The only parts of the PC that are original are the case, MB & processor, USB2 card. Everything else has been replaced over the years.


    Noctua makes great fans... but unless you find a way to control them, or have some Gigabyte software that will... Just get a couple 3 pin fans.

    By the way... here's a link to PCPartpicker UK...

    Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. - PCPartPicker


    PCPartpicker... the only way to shop for computer parts.







    /edit

    And just in case you got 1500 pounds floating around...

    Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10, Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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  8. Posts : 218
    Win 10 Pro 20H2 (OS Build 19042.867)
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       #18

    Terrible, only 4 USB3 ports, I use 5 at the moment and am likely to need 3 more.
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #19

    tpriest said:
    Terrible, only 4 USB3 ports, I use 5 at the moment and am likely to need 3 more.


    That's what hubs are for.


    And it has 10 USB ports. 6 0n the back and 4 on the front.






    /edit

    Here's one I built for a friend on a different site...

    System Builder - Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core, GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING, Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower - PCPartPicker



    If you wanna see some cool Gigabyte motherboards, Google: Gigabyte water cooled motherboard
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  10. Posts : 3,995
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       #20

    I have a similar case and temperatures are around 10ºC above room temperature.
    I have a 80mm rear fan but it remains off almost all year. I connect it only when room temperatures are over 30ºC.
    How did you measured the temperatures?
    Open the case side panel and put your hand over the HDD. At 50ºC you should feel very hot.
    If you leave the case side panel open, what temperatures you get?

    If you install the rear fan, I suggest you close (with a tape) the side air intakes to force the air to come from the front.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 20 Mar 2021 at 08:04.
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