Quote: Originally Posted by edwar
If the desk you have posted a picture of is the desk you are going to use AND IT HAS a screen grill on the door AND has fans in the back of the desk it should be OK.
If the door is solid and no fans in the back of the desk I wouldn't use it. Even if you left the door open. With fans in the back and the door open it should be OK.
I had a friend that did this and he had one fan in the back of the desk but he always left the door closed. I repplaced more hard drives and then RAM on that system then I can count. He then moved it out of the desk and I haven't had a call about a failing hard drive from him since. That was about 3 years ago he moved it out of the desk.
He was Cooking his computer.
Fans in the back of the desk huh? Maybe when I build the desk, maybe I should just not install the CPU cabinet door and maybe I can cut out a large area behind the CPU cabinet for air flow. The door is solid glass though. It's not a screen.
Question: Did you friend have multiple fans on his CPU tower. I plan on using 4-5 fans. At least a 200MM x2 and a 140MM x2 fans as well as a after market CPU cooler for my processor. I also plan on installing a 120MM fan on the HD cage to keep the HD's cool. Will that suffice in your opinion or still too risky?