Hey, so you probably know me from the other System Advice thread (http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=15753
about the computer. I have 3 exhaust fans (case, top part, and PSU) and 0 intakes. This is alright, but I also sealed up all my extra holes, so there are virtually no holes at all. I'm wondering how the system compensates for pressure...
With that in mind, I removed two faceplates that were in front of my suspended HDD's. When I put my hand in front of the suspended drives, I feel a suction coming in. I can only assume it's to equalize pressure caused by the exhausts. Now, I *think* this suction is pulling in cold air from outisde, and cooling the HDD's (probably very good, because I have no cooling on my HDD's nor do I have fans on them).
Thing is, there is a gaping hole in my case. What should I do? Put the faceplates back on and see where my computer gets air? Or, remove the faceplates and let the air through the HDD's, cooling it?
My HDD's do NOT have SMART-HDD Temp ability. So I have no HDD temps. Don't ask. I tried 4 programs. And enabled in the BIOS. I checked the HDD specs, they have SMART, but not the Temp ability.
Updated with pics!