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edisleado January 21, 2010 07:55 AM

closing off side fan hole?
I have an Antec 300 case, I have 2 kinda weak fans in the front blowing (cool) air into the case. There are also 2 other fans blowing (hot) air out which are located at the top and upper rear of the case. However, I don't have a fan on the side panel, so it's simply just an open grated hole. It's located slightly below my video card (which blows air DOWNWARDS) and I can feel some cool air coming out the side panel hole.

I was wondering if I should tape up the side fan hole so it would force air to travel upwards. Would this promote better air flow?

jcmaz January 21, 2010 07:57 AM

I would get an exhaust fan on the side to cool the gpu and psu.

Jack Rabbit January 21, 2010 08:36 AM

Tape would just turn into a mess. I wouldn't do it especially if your components aren't overheating.

CroSsFiRe2009 January 21, 2010 03:32 PM

Shouldn't affect temps that much, I personally just took a piece of black construction paper and taped it on the side just because it looks better aesthetically. Can't hurt to try either way

Soultribunal January 21, 2010 04:36 PM

I would say Populate that one slot with a fan to help promote a positive pressure enviroment in your case, thus reducing Dust.

My thought at least.


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