Hello to everyone,
(Can I put this here?
) I have a Aopen "QF50C" computer case. A picture of the front is here:
When I remove the upper front "cover" (the one with the ASUS sticker on it), then the harddrive stays cooler than it does when the front cover is in place. Here is a picture with both the "covers" removed:
Yes, it is (still) an IDE disk (notice the wires from the IDE cable). The motherboard is an "A8V Deluxe" from Asus. As one can see, I once bought a Zalman harddisk cooler, more out of curiosity than necessity.
When the two front "covers" are in place, then the harddisk gets warmer (I can not recall the temperature: 40-ish degrees Celsius or so?). So, although the harddisk does not get hot with the case closed, I'd like to ask the experienced PC modders here what I could do to keep the harddisk cooler.
I was thinking of cutting out some kind of plastic "plate" and cut a circular hole in it and then put a PC fan grill in that. It would be abit problematic to keep that "plate" in place, but that should be possible. But since the hole would be open, a lot of dust would probably get into the PC case, right?
Does anyone know of a way to keep dust from getting into the case? Do you have a better idea for a "hole" in the front of my PC?