Hi Everyone, The short version of the questions is: How much does hard drive ventilation matter? The longer version and background is below if you can be bothered I am looking at purchasing (well ... requesting as a gift) a Lian Li PC-B25FW. I am not a huge fan of the window, but this is the only variant that has an interior finished in black. I love everything about this case, with the one small exception of ventilation. The case does not have mesh on the front and instead draws air through a grill arrangement on the front-side of the case. There are two fans in the normal position front-bottom, two large fans in the roof, and one at the top-back. There is a large HDD cage behind the front fans. This is obviously positioned so that air can come across the drives. I am considering removing this to avoid airflow obstruction across to the GPU, CPU, chipset, etc. This would mean that my SSDs would be mounted in some custom arrangement down the bottom of the case. I would place my two 1TB hard drives up in the optical drive area, in the appropriate caddy. They should have a small amount of air being drawn across from the front grille and up into the roof exhaust, but it's presumably a toastier arrangement than having air being pushed directly across them. How much does hard drive ventilation matter? I'm expecting that this arrangement will be fine, but thought I would see what everyone else thinks.