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Omega53
06-18-04, 06:02 AM
What would benifit my computer most? My case temps run at a max of 30*. Room Temp is normally 72*F. What would be better for my computer? Leaving my sidepanel open so colder air gets inside or just leaving it for looks.

My case is an x-superalien

saturnotaku
06-18-04, 06:51 AM
This is should probably be in the general hardware forum.

And for all the dust that will build up in your system, it's not worth keeping the side panel off. The only time you should really do that is if you're having heat problems.

MUYA
06-18-04, 06:54 AM
Leaving your side panel off really reduces the temperature at the risk of laods of dust buildup and possibly decreasing the life of your PC innards

|JuiceZ|
06-18-04, 07:19 AM
30C is not really a bad system temp especially if its the max, bet that case is loud though.

Omega53
06-18-04, 10:01 AM
30C is not really a bad system temp especially if its the max, bet that case is loud though.


Its not too bad actually. I mean sure you can hear it, but @ a 25db max level

Edit: Running idle it runs around 27*C Load is 30*C

11 fans total throughout the case

Dazz
06-18-04, 10:03 AM
Leaving the case side greatly reduces temps or it does for my P160, although i have now modded it with a side 120mm fan.