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Is it worth it to lose my side panel fan?

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ive did some measuring and apparently there are a few hsf i can run and keep my side fan (Spire TherMax Eclipse II is what im looking at) or i could remove it and have my options open up. Is it worth it to remove the fan or should i just get the spire and leave it?
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post #2 of 7
I honestly dont know, ive heard both sides to side panel fans. So i dunno what to believe. All I know is Im running one in my gameing rig, and it has pretty good temps. Never tested it without the side panel fan tho.
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You could always just mount the fan on the outside of the case. It wouldn't look as good though...
    
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You could always just mount the fan on the outside of the case. It wouldn't look as good though...
I did that in a push pull once... Not a nice combo.
post #5 of 7
Cut the perforations out and mount the fan on the outside of the case.
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post #6 of 7
Mine just has a circle hole with a gold coloured grill over it.
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post #7 of 7
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thanks for all the replies....the spire hsf seems to get great reviews, and is only as few c's less than other hsf in its class. i think im just going to get it and keep my side fan. thanks
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