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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 #21 of 28
I have a fan mounted on the outside....the 80mm fan for rear of the CPU...I want to try using a standerd 80x25mm rather than a small and weak 80x15mm like CM wants.. so im mounting it on the outside..just to see if a real fan in that location helps temps at all. If not it will be useless and removed. If mounting on the outside works then do it...If you mount a rad on the out side you are removing a massive pile of heat from the case, sounds like it makes sence to remove it right??? my 2 cents.
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post #22 of 28
If you have to go out side then buy a bigger case !!

Or mod an extension ? so it all looks smooth
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post #23 of 28
If having a fan on the outside Helps I will mod the case so it looks a little better, I have an idea for a slip on Fan cover for it but I dont wanna mod/fan if its not going to make a diff in my case
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post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
ok the results have spoken Inside with 70% of the vote

I was considering some mods and putting them on the outside would have been *MUCH* easier but I've always been a little leery of outside the case fans and radiators. Didn't want to do all the work, post the photos, and then have people saying "Looks Great! (yeah ****ing right it doesn't look great it looks like ****!)"

thx guys for helping me
post #25 of 28
IMO it looks very funny outside. Who has come to such an idea?
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post #26 of 28
I don't think it's bad. The only concern i have is the little one poking his finger in an open set of fast spinning fan blades. Although they are plastic, it still hurt's a kid!
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post #27 of 28
It depends entirely on how it is implemented. I usually find it ugly, but then most people do it out of laziness or try to crap radiators into a tiny case and just don't have room.

When done for a good reason, and with some care, it can look great. Personally I think Arcane looks great and it's got a rad inside and a rad mounted outside on the back... But its there for a good reason... and with the size of it with shrouds and thick fans and all makes it look a lot more like part of the case than just an extra appendage..
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by macca_dj View Post
If you have to go out side then buy a bigger case !!

Or mod an extension ? so it all looks smooth
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