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Did I make a bad choice with the HAF 922 side window version?

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I never had a case with a side window and always had a liking for them. When I was going to buy a HAF 922 I realised it comes with a side window version as well and quickly jumped on it.

Ambient temps where I live can get as much as 40C and it is not affordable to always have the AC on, I have ceiling and wall fans to cool myself.

The window side panel of the HAF 922 has absolutely no ventilation so basically both the left and right side panel have no ventilation. There still are big holes on the top and bottom of the casing and the front is mesh but still I kinda found it surprising that cooler master designed this case with no side ventilation. Many window versions of cases seem to have ventilation.

Second problem is that I am hearing a side 200mm fan REALLY helps with temps especially when ambient temps are very high. There is no provision of a side fan on my case, only a bottom 140mm fan can be installed over the stock cooling.

So did I really sacrifice alot of cooling for having a window?
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post #2 of 6
I think you made a good decision you can still improve airflow by adding higher flow fans in the stock locations, and/or modding the side panel for fans like 120/140mm if you like. The 922 is a great case IMO for the price.
    
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post #3 of 6
Those HAF cases are designed well! You can always stick a fan on the gpu or the hdd or the RAM,( whatever temps are bothering you?) my HAF-X has lots of options for aditional fans/cooling damn thing is loaded with options.
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post #4 of 6
all the haf cases are good cases...

depending on how your fan setup is and fan's you got, it is sometimes best to have a solid side window for proper crossflow in the chassis.
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post #5 of 6
In my experience with my cm sniper, the side 200mm fan only lowered GPU and mobo temps by 2C and (obviously) did nothing to CPU temps. SO don't think your missing out on much there.

When it comes to air cooling you really can't do much better than HAF cases, side panel window or no side panel window the difference in temps wouldn't be more than 2-5C. I don't think you sacrificed anything.
post #6 of 6
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Thanks everyone I am happy to see the responses. A couple of degrees dont matter to me as I love the look of the case with the window.

And my temps have been much much better than my previous cheap casing so it was obvious to me that getting a "HAF" payed off but was just curious about the particular version I got.
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Seagate 500 + 250GB Sony DVD Burner CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Seagate 500 + 250GB Sony DVD Burner CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Dell UltraSharp 2209WA Logitech Multimedia Corsair GS 600W CM HAF 922 
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