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Hey guys! So basically today I wanted to know something (DUH). Basically I have this sort of wind tunnel that covers my GPU so that I can't see it. It looks like this......








And I wanted to know, should I take this out of my system or keep it in?

Also underneath my system is of course where the fans that takes in air are. But also there are vents that are easily removable. I want to know should I remove these?



And lastly on the top of my case there is a big vent that covers two fans that push out hot air, I took this off already because I though that it would help but should I put it back on?

    
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The top vent cover is more of an ascetic thing vents are more of an aesthetic thing more than an air flow issue. Yes it will vent better without it but not by much.

The bottom filters I will recommend that you keep on. They will catch some of the dust before it comes in. It does lower the airflow but the lowered amount of dust will offset that.

Now the video card shroud. I would do some test on that. Depending on your video card it may help or hurt the cooling ability. Run a Furmark test with and without it and see. The HAF X has a smaller shroud like that and most people say that it helps.
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