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Xir 10th July 2013, 10:14 Quote
I don't understand case designers.
It comes with dust-filters, but at the same time half the side panel is open without a filter, letting in dust and letting noise out.
Dogbert666 10th July 2013, 10:22 Quote
Yeah, it's crazy how often side panel fan mounts in particular are left without dust filters or even blanking plates.
Corky42 10th July 2013, 10:40 Quote
Any case with a side window/fan is an immediate no for me personally.
Spreadie 10th July 2013, 11:17 Quote
It's an In-WIn Mana 137 with a face lift and a 30% price hike.

+1 on the gaping side panel with no blanking plate or filters.
Dogbert666 10th July 2013, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
Any case with a side window/fan is an immediate no for me personally.

As a reviewer I have to acknowledge the benefits side fan mounts can bring to GPU cooling, for example, but personally I'd have to agree as well, although I'm not necessarily put off by windows. I'd rather cool my graphics card with slow spinning front and bottom fans, which target most cards' intake areas better anyway.
Meanmotion 10th July 2013, 12:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dogbert666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corky42
Any case with a side window/fan is an immediate no for me personally.

As a reviewer I have to acknowledge the benefits side fan mounts can bring to GPU cooling, for example, but personally I'd have to agree as well, although I'm not necessarily put off by windows. I'd rather cool my graphics card with slow spinning front and bottom fans, which target most cards' intake areas better anyway.

Just to emphasise that point: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-cooling-investigation/1

Our tests comprehensively proved that the side fan was the single most effective for fan configurations of four or less.
Corky42 10th July 2013, 13:08 Quote
Yea i agree for a out of the box setup a side fan would be best, although sometimes with a little modding you can get better cooling, it all depends on the case and what your willing to change,
LordPyrinc 10th July 2013, 16:03 Quote
From personal experience, side panel fans definitely make a measurable difference in GPU cooling especially in an SLI configuration. While plexi-glass side panels show off the guts nicely, I prefer being able to mount a side panel fan.

A buddy of mine is going to replace the stock coolers on my old 550s soon and I'm curious to see what the temps are like on those once he's got it up and running. Seems like I've gone as far as I can with fan cooling without replacing the stock coolers on my 660s. I went from an Antec Three Hundred to a HAF 922 and it definitely made a big difference with the larger fans. I've got two 200mm fans pushing and a 120mm and a 200mm pulling air out right now.
Xir 11th July 2013, 07:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Meanmotion
Our tests comprehensively proved that the side fan was the single most effective for fan configurations of four or less.

Correct as that may be, an unfiltered side fan negates all other filters.
LightningPete 15th July 2013, 15:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Meanmotion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogbert666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corky42
Any case with a side window/fan is an immediate no for me personally.

As a reviewer I have to acknowledge the benefits side fan mounts can bring to GPU cooling, for example, but personally I'd have to agree as well, although I'm not necessarily put off by windows. I'd rather cool my graphics card with slow spinning front and bottom fans, which target most cards' intake areas better anyway.

Just to emphasise that point: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-cooling-investigation/1

Our tests comprehensively proved that the side fan was the single most effective for fan configurations of four or less.

I have 4 side fans, do I win a medal?

Coolermaster Stacker FTW ;)
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