Newbie here, I'm planning on building a small media streamer/file server with the following components:
Antec P180 mini
Sandy Bridge 2100T
ASUS P8H67-M LE
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
6 2TB WD Caviar Greens
Seasonic X-650 PSU
A couple of Scythe Slipstream 1200rpm fans
I plan on removing the top fan and plugging up the hole while using a scythe for the rear exhaust. I initially wanted to use another scythe for an intake fan but didn't realize the P180 mini, unlike its bigger brother, doesn't have space for an intake fan if I use the drive cages. So here's where the questions come in.
1. Would 1 undervolted exhaust fan and CPU fan be sufficient to cool the system? Heck, with the 2100T's incredibly low power usage, would 1 exhaust fan work? My concern is with the 6 HD drives overheating.
2. I could remove one of the drive bays but i would have to move 2 of the HDs to the lower 5.25 bays, which is an isolated chamber with the PSU. Since the X-650's fan only spins when it heats up, is this a bad idea for the HDs?
Thanks in advance.
The x-650 is overkill here... go the (also probably overkill, heh) 560 and save some cash!
What sort of ambient temps will the system be seeing?