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post #21 of 28
air circulation is def better
and try this with a proper airflow case than Phantom
Edited by justanewguy - 12/13/11 at 6:10am
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post #22 of 28
So the fact remains that if you take the side off you may get better temps? So a closed case isn't "always" better? rolleyes.gif

Just giving you a hard time

Reread that and it may have been taking as I was trying to be a D*&k thumb.gif
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post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
If I might add my two cents: perhaps it depends on the ambient temperature. If its not a cool room, then a directed air flow would be better, but if the room is air-conditioned, or the climate is naturally cool, then leaving the case open is acceptable. So everyone's account on which is better is probably subjective to their situation, ie, climatic differences etc. tongue.gif
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post #24 of 28
I run with both side panels off, and to combat the dust issue, my case is above my desk at eye level.

I enjoy the look of my case. The shiny components with a blue glow, and the wire management on the rear side.

The biggest issue with an open case is you have reduced airflow across the VRM's. If you check my gallery, you can see I just added a RAM cooler to my VRM heat sink to combat this. But if you have a decent air cooler you wouldn't really need to worry.
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post #25 of 28
my temps are better with the side panel on than off
   
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post #26 of 28
If you do leave the side panel off just remember that it is open to more accidents -- ie. spilled soda\coffee can cause a real headache if a drop gets in that would have hit the panel ! - more dust\pet hair etc. will get onto everything so you'll need to clean it more often. So while it might not be a problem the better thing to do would be figure out what is causing the heat to build up inside the closed case and make adjustments to the airflow to correct the issue instead of removing the panel as a quick fix !
post #27 of 28
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I know nothing about airflow, but I left my case open for 2 weeks to go on vacation and I came back and found a spider camping out under my hard drives... And I REALLY hate spiders! eek.gif


what kind? tongue.gif
I don't know what they're called, but they're those common ones that you find in the house. They're like little baby black/brown ones. I was too scared to stick my hand in so i just shook my computer until it ran out... tongue.gif
 
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post #28 of 28
Shook the PC?? I rather not do that lol rolleyes.gif
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