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Poll Results: side panel on wc rig

 
  • 74% (23)
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  • 25% (8)
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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
do you guys run your rigs with side panel on or off?

do temps get higher if you run w/ it off? i like to put mine on the desk w/ side panel off looks nice
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post #2 of 15
On, mine runs cooler with it on. Some people are going to vary though.
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
how much cooler ? 1c-2c? or more
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jp27 View Post
how much cooler ? 1c-2c? or more
Can vary from 2c to 3c
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post #5 of 15
I've replaced my stock haf 932 panel (with fans) to a windowed panel without any vents - my temps went up by 1C...not much difference for me.
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post #6 of 15
Off, because (A) my case is **** (B) I run my loop externally and (C) my case is ****.
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post #7 of 15
I am going to cut a 200mm blow hole in a piece of acrylic and attach the window to the side panel for my ATCS 840 case, then mount a 200mm 800rpm Xigmatek fan. I've got a few spare sheets of acrylic and a bunch extra fans so, I figure what the heck.

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post #8 of 15
Mine would run better with it on, but my loop is currently demanding I run with it open in this tiny case.. The air flow over the NB and mosfets would let me run faster than with the case open.
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post #9 of 15
Off when gaming, i do it because my case is almost air tight lol
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post #10 of 15
On. Case air flow is designed for when the sidepanel is on.
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