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Old July 28, 2013, 06:20 PM
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It's normal. You get a more smooth flow of air (in the front/bottom and out the back/top...and hot air rises). A side fan/vent gives a spot where air comes into the case from a direction perpendicular to the flow and messes it up. People have various opinions about this, but that is mine. I blocked the side vent on my antec 300 when I bought it and tested it after I put my gtx 460 in and confirmed better temps on the gpu and CPU ( less dramatic then yours, but a couple degrees). The only way I would use a side fan is with a hot running gpu (sli gtx 480 comes to mind).
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
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