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So i tried cable management on the Antec 900 today.

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and now i cant close the side panel no matter what i do. Is it okay if i just leave it open? its facing the wall anyways so you cant really see the cables.
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My computer case (some old Antec case) hasn't had the door on in a few months. I think its broken, so I can't close it.
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and now i cant close the side panel no matter what i do. Is it okay if i just leave it open? its facing the wall anyways so you cant really see the cables.
Cable management is supposed to be for managing your cables, it seems like you made an oops somewhere, I wouldn't suggest leaving the case open, if you have great airflow, which the 900+cable management should have, then having the side open only reduces the pressure in which is needed to help push hot air up and out through the fans.
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Do you mean the side-window panel, or the panel covering the motherboard tray? Airflow might be disrupted with the side-window panel off (though it probably won't be that big of a deal), but if it's the panel that just goes over the motherboard tray, then it shouldn't affect much.

Regardless, I had my previous computer running all the time with the side panel off--doesn't matter too much if you ask me.
    
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It depends what case you have, I personally have an open sided case with over a dozen fans blowing air throughout my case.
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