Removing the side panel

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Richards
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Removing the side panel

Post by Richards » Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:52 am

Hi All

Ive recently tried to cut a hole in my side panel for a window.
Things did not go too well and am wondering if I was to leave the side panel off would I still need the case fans running?

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Post by rpc180 » Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:02 pm

you can probably turn off the intake fans and perhaps the exhast fans. If you had anything that was spot cooling (like how the CPU fan spot cools the CPU, I wouldn't turn that off).
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Post by Richards » Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:43 am

Thanks for that :D the casefan seems redundant now.

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Post by aphonos » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:42 am

Richards wrote:Thanks for that :D the casefan seems redundant now.
Turning off fans and leaving the case open is not always the best solution for cooling. Sometimes the way the air flows through a properly ventilated case with the door on provides better cooling than with the door off due to the door providing some direction for the airflow rather than letting it disperse. You may want to test your temps (@ idle and load) with the door and fans off as well as a test with the side panel covered (cardboard would work) and your fans back on.

Leaving the door/panel off certainly provides an outlet for the sound from your other components (HDD, PSU, HSF) to escape into your working environment.

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