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So I am working on backing up a buddy's hard drive on to mine and restoring it. While I am doing this I am keeping my case open so I dont have to keep opening and closing it...

At anyrate under folding I am seeing about a 9C degree cooler difference...This kinda makes me want to find a way to keep it off all the time...Anyone else see these type of results??
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i got some new parts today and sold all my old parts, now i dont have a case and my temps droped by about 8-10C
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Are you running any side fans on the door? Both sides open or one? Just curious I'll give it a try and see how much of a difference I get.
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Both sides are open... No fans on either side of my case. 70f are the temps in my house...
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post #5 of 12
Temps should be better with a closed case if the airflow is setup properly and with good fans. Your case should be a wind tunnel and having the side open would interfere with that.
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472;12614317 
Temps should be better with a closed case if the airflow is setup properly and with good fans. Your case should be a wind tunnel and having the side open would interfere with that.

If that were the case having it off would increase my temps but I am getting better temps with it off... Now to see if I can get a better oc
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post #7 of 12
Just tried it on my 922. Temps were a couple degrees worse. I have a lot of fans though.

If it works for you though and you are not likely to spill something on it or have things get into it why not.
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post #8 of 12
I see no difference in my temps when the side panel is on or off.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472;12614317 
Temps should be better with a closed case if the airflow is setup properly and with good fans. Your case should be a wind tunnel and having the side open would interfere with that.

This. This is why some of us work pretty hard at case airflow. If you don't want to put the effort into making your case produce good airflow (not everyone does), then just leave your side panel open when you want better cooling.
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post #10 of 12
With a proper fan layout you want to keep the case closed so you can control the airflow. Leaving the side panel off short circuits the airflow and makes all your work pretty pointless. It depends how your fans are set up if side panel on or off will improve temps.

The other option are test benches which are completely open air and just bleed heat into ambient.
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