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Old January 25, 2009, 11:38 AM
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well, this isn't really a super hardcore modification.

What do you guys think of me blocking the side vent of my antec 300 case so that all the air will be force to come in through the front vents where there is a filter.

I was thinking of just taping some cardboard to the inside of the side panel, where the vent is located lol. I might even paint the cardboard black to go with my case eheheh.

heres a diagram of what I'm gonna do


So what you guys think, good idea or bad idea. Or if you have any better alternatives. I don't like having dust in my case :)
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Old January 25, 2009, 11:52 AM
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If you just take the side fan off you shouldn't have a problem with air getting sucked in there?
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Old January 25, 2009, 12:15 PM
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oh theres no side fan, its just a vent opening for an optional side fan. I just don't know about leaving it open since there is no dust filter on that opening
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Old January 25, 2009, 05:41 PM
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If you just take the side fan off you shouldn't have a problem with air getting sucked in there?
Air will still either be drawn in or exhausted depending on the pressure within the case.

Nothing wrong with blocking it off with cardboard, not sure if it'll help your temperatures by any means though.
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Old January 25, 2009, 05:46 PM
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You could always mount a fan on the side vent with it pulling air out of the case. Result no dust entry from the vent and may help lower case temp by removing warm air from inside out.
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Old January 25, 2009, 05:56 PM
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what you said about the pressure does make sense, what goes out must come in. Gonna tape some cardboard to the side of my case hehehe.

CasheKicker, I was considering that aswell cashe. One thing that I might be worried about would be if cold air sucked in through the front would be sucked out through the side fan before cooling any of my components down.

The design of the 300 case, with the 2 fans on the top and back force the air to travel past the cpu's HSF.
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If you're going to tape some cardboard to the side anywise, why not tape a dryer sheet instead? That way you'll keep most of the designed airflow, but the dryer sheet will act as a dust filter.
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If you're going to tape some cardboard to the side anywise, why not tape a dryer sheet instead? That way you'll keep most of the designed airflow, but the dryer sheet will act as a dust filter.

And your room will have a nice fresh smell to it
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Call me crazy but I think he meant a used one...
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