Originally Posted by solsamurai
How much room do you have between the top of the Silver Arrow and the side panel? I'm currently looking for a case that will hold the SA and two TY-150's (much larger width than the TY-140's). Thanks!
It is very difficult for me to get a quantitative measurement for you, but there is no way that a 26.5mm fan will fit there. The fan that sits on the ram heat spreaders comes too close to the edge of the side panel. I'm trying to get you an exact measurement, but the vent does not line up with the top of the fan.
If you are really serious about putting a fan there, what if you mount the fan to the outside of the case? It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, but it will certainly increase airflow. This case is pretty darn wide too! I'm not sure that you will have many options for a case that will fit a TY-150 and the SA.. Perhaps you could mount a 12.5cm fan? But those things move so little air it's just not worth it.
But the Arc Midi has lots of options for additional fans and is very airy and roomy. The side panel fan may not be necessary. I took 4C off my load temps by turning my top exhaust fan around and blocking off the second fan hole.