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Originally Posted by Dire Squirrel View Post

I assume that you mean there has been no negative difference in cooling VS. the mesh top without fan?
I currently have mesh with 200 mm bitfenix fan and window top is on its way.. I can report on temps mesh+fan vs window in a few days smile.gif

*Edit*
Oh wait.. im running W/C.. wont have as big a difference (if any) as Air Cooling might
 
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I think its a couple of degrees off my GPU temp down to the front fans airflow not being disrupted by the hole in the top i think. That and i think its easier to see into from the top now which i like thumb.gif
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I think its a couple of degrees off my GPU temp down to the front fans airflow not being disrupted by the hole in the top i think. That and i think its easier to see into from the top now which i like thumb.gif

It doesn't seen unlikely that the front to back airflow being disrupted (or at least less directed), could have a negative effect.
But it seems reasonable that having with the addition of the extra fan, the top mesh could be a positive feature.

Question then is if it is best used for intake or exhaust
I guess I'll have order one of the thin 200mm. fans an play around with it. smile.gif
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post #2784 of 10491
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Kill it with fire!!

I think if someone did alot of testing they would have something like this.

That's hardcore professional test bench imho; bland, simple, and effective. You can still have your cake and eat it too thumb.gif I like this one too:




Anyone can make a simple but effective test bench. Just like anyone can buy a bland beige computer case. Most of us (like yourself) like a little flair with their setup wink.gif.
post #2785 of 10491
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It doesn't seen unlikely that the front to back airflow being disrupted (or at least less directed), could have a negative effect.
But it seems reasonable that having with the addition of the extra fan, the top mesh could be a positive feature.

Question then is if it is best used for intake or exhaust
I guess I'll have order one of the thin 200mm. fans an play around with it. smile.gif

I thought so too, a few pages back i did ask if it made a different any many said so...so i thought for 10GBP i'd grab a windowed version tongue.gif Lemme know how the fan setup goes though, still got the meshed one hidden away somewhere!
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post #2786 of 10491
Save your money. The 200mm fans don't make much difference either way. A couple members have tested this already. (a few thousand pages back lol).
 
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post #2787 of 10491
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Save your money. The 200mm fans don't make much difference either way. A couple members have tested this already. (a few thousand pages back lol).

This.

Again, don't bother for the sake of +/- 2 degrees
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post #2788 of 10491
Plus it might be me being lazy, but it always annoys me having to unplug a fan everytime i remove a certain panel (which is alot with this case)
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post #2789 of 10491
Good points are had all around.
Perhaps I should just go for the window one instead. That might actually fit slightly better with the mods I have planned.
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post #2790 of 10491
Well, my mesh panel got figured out without having to cut anything, and my new Corsair PWM fans arrived today. So instead of doing my usual phone camera pics I thought I might play around with my good camera. Be back later, wish me luck. biggrin.gif
 
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