Part 3… the end, for now.
And some shots from the finished product~
So I fired up the PC when I got back to my place for a bit of temperature testing… the CPU, board, and video card were totally within operational specs, so that was fine…..
But the hard drive… stuck in a place with absolutely no air under the box with the board components…. reached a whopping 56 degrees celsius…. WAY too hot for a hard drive.
I took a temporary measure of sticking some aluminum foil in there to distribute the heat… I managed to get it to drop to 51C idle… still too hot. So inevitably, I had to order the hard drive cooler I mentioned in part 1 and I’m still awaiting it’s arrival now ^^; I’ll be happy if it at least drops the drive to the mid 40’s… then I won’t have to totally panic about the temperature at least ^^;;;
After getting that hard drive cooler, the drive hums along in the mid 40’s at most times