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do you guys like fans mounted on the side of the case window?

Poll Results: do you guys like fans mounted on the side of the case window?

 
  • 16% (3)
    Yes
  • 83% (15)
    No
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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I know it helps keep things cooler inside the case, but am i the only one who thinks it's ugly?

personally i think they look good with only a window and no fan.

post #2 of 22
I think it looks terrible.
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post #3 of 22
Window with no fan mount/grill holes or solid side panel are obviously the cleanest.

Solid side panel with fans is borderline as far as appearance, but probably the best in my opinion for keeping cool while not looking freaky. wink.gif

A lot also depends on how well it is executed, putting 92, 120, and 140mm holes ends up looking like an iron cross... rolleyes.gif
Edited by zinfinion - 5/17/13 at 10:30am
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post #4 of 22
side panel fans have a tendency to vibrate/resonate with the case making things noisy.
 
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post #5 of 22
Yep. I don't like a windowed side panel not grilled or with a case fan. I used to have a case with a side fan and that side panel resonated loudly.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinfinion View Post


A lot also depends on how well it is executed,...

This!! biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 22
I don't have a side window just the holes. But I do have a 200mm fan mounted with the anti vibration plugs. It blows directly on my GPU's and helps keep them cool.

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post #8 of 22
I dont like it at all. Both my cases have had case fans on the side window though, but im soon gonna buy a Corsair Obsidian 800D.
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post #9 of 22
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yours is ok Majorhi, it's not a see through window, it just looks ugly with the fan dangling there, and the wires showing.
post #10 of 22
I personally like the side window fans. I am using an Elysium.
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