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  • 16% (3)
    Yes
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    No
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post #11 of 22
I only like side mounted fans if they are implemented well in the case design. For example the Antec 1200v3


It looks fine in the side panel. However I end up modding it anyway just because I couldn't see inside the case well afterward and airflow was pretty good without it. Check out the third picture on "my firstborn rig". You'll see that the fan and grill were completely removed and I added a little something else to it.
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post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
that's a pretty sweet antec tower, where did you get the A from?
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Nightfallx View Post

that's a pretty sweet antec tower, where did you get the A from?

Its the Atlanta Braves logo and a friend and I cut it out of plexi and I paint it. They are doing good this season for once. But as usual, Im waiting on them to let me down... tiredsmiley.gif
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post #14 of 22
I don't mind the look of a side fan, but I've never gotten much cooling benefit from it. I suppose it may be different if I had multi-gpus or something.
    
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post #15 of 22
Check this obomination out biggrin.gif



I don't like the pannel nor the dust factory, so it's never on my HAF X. Wil look great with my UV kit arriving soon.
Edited by Jos8coreHead - 5/17/13 at 10:32pm
post #16 of 22
No. It means the cable needs to run from the fan, which is almost always a crazy pain to plug in/unplug when removing the side panel. Just not worth it.
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post #17 of 22
I use a Phantom 410, and I love having a 140mm fan there helps keep my overclocked 7950's in crossfire in the mid 60's under full load.
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post #18 of 22
Same here. I got a Corsair SP series 140mm fan as a side intake to cool my Titan.

Load temperatures never hit 70 C.
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post #19 of 22
A side fan is not necessary for optimal case temps if you already have good flow.
post #20 of 22
I took out my 600t's side panel window and replaced it with the mesh and two 120mm fans placed on it. Although the noise can get annoying, my temps on my top card incredibly dropped. The lower card ran cool before, but now it's even cooler. I play intensive games for hours and see that my top card is just at 64c while the lower card can be at 62c biggrin.gif. IMO Side panel fans are very very good when you have SLI. I don't like the way it looks, but it keeps my gpu's cool, and i'll trade that anyday to a window tongue.gif

Lower temps = lesser throttling
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