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How much does a side fan improve HAF 922 temps?

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The bit tech HAF 922 review shows the antec 902 stomping the 922 in GPU cooling. The reviewer who's testing the stock configuration thinks it's because it has no 200mm side intake and suggests maybe it'd cool a lot better with one.

Well, has anyone actually tested this in practice? How much better does the 922 cooling become with a 200mm side intake fan?
    
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i'm not sure how much it'll help, but it makes sense, as more cold air is pulled into the case directly to your graphics card in particular but at the same time, more air is leaving the case (as more air is entering at the same time). The effect of it would depend on your ambient temperature and what your original temps, it all comes down to what your setup is i guess. =)

it also makes sense as with the higher air flow, hot air stays within the case for a shorter period?
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Gonna make the buy today and it's down to these cases I think. I'm liking the HAF's interior design space but it's essential that I get good cooling, so I need to know if the HAF with a 200mm side fan can keep up with the 902.
    
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2500k @ 4.6 Extreme4 p67 1070 Gaming X 4x4 ripjaws X 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
850 EVO, 6TB Hitach/WD Xigmatek Aegir Win7 Shimian 27" 1440p 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec TP650 HAF 922 G400s (RIP 518) Puretrak Stealth 
Audio
Soundblaster Z 
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850 EVO, 6TB Hitach/WD Xigmatek Aegir Win7 Shimian 27" 1440p 
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Antec TP650 HAF 922 G400s (RIP 518) Puretrak Stealth 
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