trying to find this cooling device...
Has anyone ever seen those one cooling devices which install into the front like any cd-rom, they appear to be a nice ventalation system. It has vents in the front to take in the air and on the bottom it has two nice big fans. I'm really interesting in finding something like this. I was wondering if anyone might know what these are called and where I might go to find one of them.
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I have one installed at the top of my case, not in the bay You are looking for : http://www.theoverclockingstore.co.u...?codeid=800742
Thats an english site, but it gives you the name and what not.
They have better (aka prettier) ones at new egg It's called either a bay cooler or Hard Drive cooler
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I have used the type you are looking for. The one posted in the link by DocEvi1 is one of the ones with three small fans on it. The air flow from them isn't that good.
I have one of the large double fans in my computer right now I am going to have to replace. One of the fans has the bearings going out. They just don't make things to last. This one is 4 years old now.
Newegg does not have the type of bay cooler you are looking for. If I find a mfg of them. I'll post a link.
I just found a listing. I do not know anything about this website or its selling practices.
I have to say, I used to have a "Hard Driver Cooler" and all it really did was make a high pitch noise
I seriously doubt that hard drives actually need cooling in modern systems (assuming your case temps are reasonable, if not, you've got other problems)
A bay cooler puts fans right in front of the computer... hmm... annoying.
Better to put an exhaust fan at the top, or a PCI card cooler (those move tons of air, I've got one under my GeForce 4 Ti 4400) which runs fairly silent.
They also make some of the PCI Card coolers which extend right out to (about) the middle of your case (depending on case) so I'tll draw out 'static' air from the middle. I thought that it might be overkill, but there are many better solutions than Bay coolers.
Last edited by Cyan; 04-24-2003 at 05:26 PM.
On some cases a back fan is not an option. The case was not made for a fan. A computer mounted inside of a desk with a closed back is another (IE roll top desk).
There are other reasons but these are a couple off the top of my head. Both I listed are problems I have ran into in person.
You can always cut a hole in the back of the desk, you can (as I said) use a PCI slot cooler which goes IN the computer, unless you're stocked up with useless PCI cards *ahem* your PSU is pushin air out the back ANYWAY in this case. Exhaust fan at the top would Still be WAY more effective than a bay cooler. (phew)
On a $2,000 roll top oak desk. LOL "NO"
You can always cut a hole in the back of the desk
How could this be. The top bay on almost all cases is only about 1/2" down. So the cooling effect would be the same between them. The bay cooler only takes about 5 minutes to install. Butchering a hole into the top of a case takes longer than that.
Exhaust fan at the top would Still be WAY more effective than a bay cooler.
This is the spec for the bay cooler I listed.
Fans: Dual 92mm Axial
Air flow: 80 CFM
Speed: 2100 RPM
What fan are you going to put into the top of a case that will move that much air and only make 27 dba of sound? I have a 90 mm fan mounted in front of my SCSI drives that makes more noise than this.
But it doesn't matter. If you like the PCI slot coolers. By all means use them. I just answered a question asked by someone wanting to find this type of cooler. I will not change your mind about them. On the other side of the coin you won't change my mind. So its time to let this petty bickering stop.
I've yet to see a bay cooler that blows air OUT of the case
I'm using one of those bay coolers (looks like the one in Doc's link). The reason I use it is because I'm using a DVD-ROM drive that gets terribly hot from usage. This is a Pioneer DVD-A05S, so it's not a bad drive. I had many heat related issues with it before I put in the bay cooler, and after that not a problem until the bay cooler fans go kaput.
As Philip said, these things don't last too long. I'm on my second one since I got my DVD drive over 2 years ago, and the one I'm using has a piece of plastic stopping one of the 3 fans from spinning since it makes too much noise.
Newegg has the one I have:
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