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BTX case, getting the wall out!! ??? Can do???

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I have a BTX case and my CPU is a Dual core 3Ghz @ 3.22Ghz.
I want to create a better airflow in my case, so can I just take out the panel in my case that seperates the harddisks from the motherboard?? If you seen a BTX case you know what I mean! In a BTX case is a panel that holds the CPUfan that blows over the passive CPUcooler. I want to install another CPUcooler like a Zalman or similar and remove the panel that runs straight through my case for making airflow optimal. I don't think the panel is needed for something else than holding the fan that blows the passive cooler or is it??
I took a look at mine and it is a plastic panel held inplace with some sort of clicksystem, should be possible to remove, not? Anybody got any experiences like this with a BTX case???
Any advice is welcome!
Big thanks in advance.
Best regards, Kodiak.
post #2 of 4
It shouldn't make a difference. . . I wouldn't imagine it compromising stability so I say go ahead and mod away
 
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Keep in mind when modding - > keep components safe
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Um, i also have a BTX case for my current CPU, its a Gateway. I modded it and took out the crappy HS and put a zalman one but kept the huge fan in the front blowing air.

So urs has like a plastic case thing that directs the air, if so, its like the one i had that was green, it should not be a problem, just have a fan in the back blowing air out.
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