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Hey there. I'm planning on replacing the stock side panel of my k62 with one of the following:

W-KM2AB-4

W-KM2AB-7

Anyone have experience with either of these? I'm curious about what material the fan vents are made of as I plan on cutting at least the bottom one out for better airflow (if needed). Any other feedback would also be great! Thanks!
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post #2 of 4
SECC would mean it's steel. Those grills are probably pig-iron or cheap aluminum/steel. You don't need to cut those grills out, they're just screwed on.

Also, cutting the vent is trivial temp reduction if you already use decent fans. Keep the aesthetics and keep the grill.
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I like to free my airflow as much as possible (positive pressure) so it's good to hear the grills come off. I will try with and without to see how effective it is. Thanks!

How about vibration noise for the windowed side panel? Any issues?
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post #4 of 4
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New side panel (window with two 140 slots) is working great so far. Temps on m/b and gpu dropped bit and I can feel air blowing out the pci vents and rear fan grill (no exhaust fan). Positive pressure win!
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