Originally Posted by hertz9753
Side panels are bad. Table fans are good.
I can't run my folding rig with no side panel, I'm pretty sure my cat would try to climb inside it and sleep! It sits on the floor, on a board in my basement away from anything because it is so dang loud. Being right on the floor, my cat loves it. Luckily, she sit behind it as the only exhaust fan is the back fan, so I don't have too much of a problem with getting too much cat hair in the rig.
On a side note, while I keep the temp set at 70F in the house, my basement stays between 73 and 74F, even though it is normally cooler than the upstairs...apparently the GTX970 is a great space heater! My basement is finished, and at about 1400 sq/ft, it stays 3 to 4 degrees cooler, that thing must be pumping out some serious heat! That should be nice this winter!