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Always on Unless I am fixing something 55 70.51%
On more then off 9 11.54%
Off more then on 8 10.26%
Always off or doesn't exist 6 7.69%
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Old January 21, 2012, 10:47 PM
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A previous case I had was not wide enough to permit use of the side panel with my heatsink(it has a huge area behind the mobo tray) so with that the side panel was always off.
With my current case I have the side panel off now and then while screwing around in some way or another but it is generally on.. Except I had to remove the fan in the side panel because of heatsink clearance issues. :/
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Old January 21, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Seems to me everytime i put my side panels on i'll need to get in there for one reason or another so its just easier for me to always have it off, i always feel and check temps on differant parts but its always cool, I've got 2 x 200mm fans, 4x 120mm fanes and 1 x 140mm fan all going and my GPU and CPU are under water.
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Old January 22, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Always on. Silverstone Raven = meant for air cooling.
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Old January 22, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Seems to me everytime i put my side panels on i'll need to get in there for one reason or another so its just easier for me to always have it off, i always feel and check temps on differant parts but its always cool, I've got 2 x 200mm fans, 4x 120mm fanes and 1 x 140mm fan all going and my GPU and CPU are under water.
Time to get a temp probe unit

Though i dont use them anymore, No lights (but the pwr/hdd) and no window. I dont use a odd anymore but when I was with this case then it was covered.
While I tried to build this build with some form of symmetry inside no one ever see's inside but me and then only to clean or reset. Meh I could have gone pink on the inside and no one would know.
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Old February 3, 2012, 03:45 PM
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off, keep a very large desk fan blowing on my GPU all teh time :)
that is because your case has no side vent
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Old February 5, 2012, 02:29 PM
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At the moment I keep my 800D's side panel slightly open, as I have a Gentle Typhoon placed near the cards to reduce heat (EVGA GTX 590 + ASUS Matrix GTX 580 for PhysX)
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