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Poll Results: In terms of aesthetics, where should fans and radiators be mounted?

 
  • 64% (29)
    Inside of case
  • 6% (3)
    Outside is fine
  • 8% (4)
    Both look good to me
  • 20% (9)
    Whatever works, who cares?
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post #11 of 28
I think it's ugly. I use my computer as a showpiece rather than hiding it somewhere though.
post #12 of 28
To be honest, if you can't afford a case that supports a 360 rad internally, chances are you shouldn't really be buying one.
    
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post #13 of 28
I think fans and especialy radiators look absolutely hideouse on the outside :l there are very few exceptions for me.
post #14 of 28
I don't really care looks wise, but I'd rather have the fans inside the case, it keeps the noise levels down.
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post #15 of 28
Internal is better, but if it won't fit inside, it just plain won't fit inside. (fnar fnar) I had to mount my rad externally in my previous case, and it was ugly, but with nowhere else for it to go...
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post #16 of 28
Just because its outside doesn't mean its ugly, it just means the builder cares little about the look and wants performance, unless he takes the time to mod it to look good.

I've seen plenty of outside mounts that look great, and on some cases it looks BETTER. But again, like most things, it all depends on how its done. Sure if you take a stock ugly fan/raf and just screw it on the back of a generic case it will look bad, but that doesn't meant it can't look good ever.

I pick performance first, then go for aesthetics. If I can't get the aesthetics I like, I start looking at how much performance is lost making it look nicer. It all comes down to personal preference.
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post #17 of 28
Sometimes there just isn't room so you have to do that

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post #18 of 28
My preference is for everything to be inside the case. Just gives the rig a more refined and completed look.
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post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclockerjames View Post
What do you guys think of people that mount fans and radiators on the *outside* of their case, sort of like this:



I've never been a fan, always thought it looked.... unprofessional

But I see more people doing it, what do you guys think? Better to have everything inside or outside in terms of aesthetics?
I reckon it looks awesome
post #20 of 28
Inside and only inside.

Fans on the outside give me the impression that someone didn't do his/her homework on dimensions.
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