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October 16, 2012 11:49:57 PM

I got my stock cooler from an i5-3570k and i don't use it off course.. what if i mount it on top of my 1 TB Hard drive to keep it cool?!??! :p 
Anyone already tried it ?!?
October 16, 2012 11:52:05 PM

I don't think it will draw the heat well if it doesn't have a flat flush surface. It would be better to just take the fan and mount it so that you can get the hot air away from it, without affecting the airflow of the Case. Good idea though.
October 17, 2012 12:01:52 AM

i have 2 seagate and their surfaces looks really shiny i thing this could work!
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October 17, 2012 12:05:55 AM

Sounds like a great idea, but I been thinking more about it. Honestly, I wouldn't put thermal paste on them, and just sitting them on the hdds might be to much weight on them. You will only be cooling a specific area though. I think a fan blowing air away would be more effective, since the hdd's don't really get the hot anyway.
October 17, 2012 12:14:31 AM

Hi :) 

If hard drives needed it, they would already have them....

I hate to think how quickly that hard drive would fail, because of the extra vibration the fan would cause :( 

All the best Brett :) 
October 17, 2012 12:26:23 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

If hard drives needed it, they would already have them....

I hate to think how quickly that hard drive would fail, because of the extra vibration the fan would cause :( 

All the best Brett :) 



Good point Brett! I wasn't clear in how to mount the fans, I was thinking of having them away from them of course for the air flow.
October 17, 2012 12:29:33 AM

mtxpeterson said:
Good point Brett! I wasn't clear in how to mount the fans, I was thinking of having them away from them of course for the air flow.



Hi :) 

That would be the way to do it...my Lian LI cases have 2 x 80 ml fans stood IN FRONT of 4 hard drives to aid case (not really hard drive) cooling so the air pushes PAST the hds....

I would be interested in how much shorter his hard drives would last, just out of interest lol.... as I am fairly sure its a bad idea...if mounted directly on the drives...

All the best Brett :) 
October 17, 2012 8:10:45 AM

Hey Brett,
There are already hard drive cooling fans from manufactures like Thermaltake,scythe,acutake,akasa,prime cooler, zalman and much more... Google it if you don't believe me.

and your 2*80 mm are for the hard drives and the air flow off the case.
Anw i am not mounting the stock cooler on the hhds because the is a serious delay built in the intel coolers of readjusting the rotor + they are very very noisy so it doesn't worth the sound
October 17, 2012 9:04:31 AM

Lol HDDs don't need that level of cooling.
October 17, 2012 9:32:16 AM

That's an excellent point from Brett - I'd be very careful to avoid any unnecessary additional vibration around hard disks. Brett and FinneousPJ are also correct that it isn't necessary - hard disks would already have fans if needed. This being said, it is a good idea to make use of extra fans lying around if you don't mind adding a few extra dBs of noise to your machine.

Another possible way to make use of the stock cooler is to sell it - some people will buy OEM CPUs without the cooler yet may be happy with the stock cooler and just looking to save a few quid. There are some high-end Intel CPUs that don't bundle a cooler anyway, and again, buyers may be happy with stock clocks and a stock cooler (that said, I think it's LGA2011 processors so not sure if an LGA1155 cooler would fit the motherboard).
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