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Would having a side fan while using a tower style like Hyper 212+ have negative effects on cooling?
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depends which direction it was mounted. I personally have my two exhausting out the side, but this is purely because my side panel has no dust filters so I don't want air flowing into the case through the side panel.

Personally I don't see them make much difference, they probably just make the air more turbulent as they are competing with the top and back exhaust fans!
 
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Originally Posted by shariq1989 View Post
Would having a side fan while using a tower style like Hyper 212+ have negative effects on cooling?
This is one of those questions best answered by trying. I haven't seen any data on this. Information from testing would be appreciated.

IOW -- try it out. Post the results.
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