Need quiet front fan for CD bay

By macx
Nov 4, 2006
  1. I have a spare CD drive bay I'd like to put a fan in,
    don't need anything very powerful, don't want to draw
    too many amps, but need it as quiet as possible.

    Will be blowing in the general direction of one end
    of the RAM and near the underside of the HD.

    I've looked in several online catalogues, but can't
    find anything for a CD bay, only HD bays.

    Thanks for any tips!
  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    The CD drive bays are very inconvenient and awkward places to cool your PC.

    This is the only 5.25" bay cooler I know of. But I think you will be better off sticking with normal case fans for your cooling needs.
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Yes, I think so now that I've looked some more.

    I was thinking of something that would fit in a panel that blanks off
    a CD bay, but that would put the noise up front by the user.

    I found a 40mm case fan that's under 21db - I'll just cut a hole in the
    side of the case and use it for exhaust. It should pull air over
    the RAM and past the HD and CD so should work out OK, and be
    quieter being off on the side.

    My wife's going to use this for work-at-home so it'll be on for long periods of
    time. Never had any heating problems, just want some safety margin.

    Thanks for the input!
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