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View Poll Results: In your experience what side panel fan configuration, if any, is best in keeping system temperatures

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Thread: The Optimal Side Panel Fan




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    Default The Optimal Side Panel Fan

    In your experience how effective are side panel fans for cooling your system?

    Which is generally better, positive or negative pressure?
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    Default Re: The Optimal Side Panel Fan

    I prefer somewhat positive air pressure inside the computer case.
    This should help prevent or reduce unwanted dust from being drawn in through unfiltered vents in the case.

    I've found that side panel fans can help with video card cooling.
    One time I tested with an 80 CFM side panel fan and the video card temperatures were much higher!
    My pet peeve is hard drive cages that restrict intake cooling air from the front of the computer case.
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    Default Re: The Optimal Side Panel Fan

    Weird, it was difficult to view the page using google chrome... the screen freezes. Anyway, I too use a positive air pressure. I think having a side panel fan optional is important when bottom fan are not available or possible. Most of the time, the bottom part of the case (If psu is mounted at the bottom) would be crawling with cables from the PSU especially if you're using a non-modular one. Putting a fan there would either be inefficient or impossible. I prefer having a fan feeding cool air to my video card, a side panel mounted fan or a bottom mounted would do that job.

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    Default Re: The Optimal Side Panel Fan

    Voted :)

    i prefer 2x140mm fan, but i was hoping there is an option (Optional) to install 2x120mm fan / 1x200mm fan :)


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