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post #1 of 16
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when i have my case open my gpu idles around 52 with it closed aroudn 65..is it ok to leave yoru case open 24 horus a day? also my cpu runs around 5-10 degrees cooler with open
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post #2 of 16
well stuff can get in it, but yea got for it if you think your safe. honestly it isnt a problem.
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post #3 of 16
You should be alright, just tell the people around you to stay away... LOL
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post #4 of 16
Yes and no leaving it open will allow dust in and well lots of dst is BAD
     
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post #5 of 16
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how hsould i go about keeping it free of dust? just blow inside of it nwo and then? haha
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post #6 of 16
Well by keeping the side on is one good way but another is installing filters on your fans just the case fans not CPU or GPU and also yes blowing is a good idea but more laont the lins of a can of Comp Air every few weeks or so when you start to seee large dustr build ups on your Heat Sinks and fans
     
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post #7 of 16
Think of it this way:

With the case closed you were getting fresh air to everthing but
it was restricted by small fans with poor circulation...

With the case open your components are still getting that
fresh air except they aren't restricted...

With your case closed you get dust in your case, with
more air getting to your components you will get a little
more dust build up...

In My opinion just clean off the HS once a week and you will just fine!

My system isn't even in a case...
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post #8 of 16
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can someone tell me what the heatsink looks like?
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post #9 of 16



Thers one
     
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post #10 of 16
I never use the side panal, Just clean it out of dust every 6 to 8 weeks.
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