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    Why the directed air from case fans really does make a difference...

    I was wondering this morning, "How much would having my case side off affect the temperatures of my case or CPU?" (as you do )

    i opened my window while i went in the shower and left the machine doing nothing for about 10 mins...
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    then i left the side off for another 10 minutes...

    i was quite surprised by this, as i would have thought seeing as my CPU fan is blowing ONTO the heatsink, it would have been able to draw a little more cool air from outside the case than with the side on.
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    i put the case side back on, and after 4-5 mins, this is what happened...

    as you can see in my case, the air intake from the fans cools the case quite substantially. looks like the 20 i spent on case fans made it worth the cash

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    hehe, yeah, I get the same thing. I think it's cos you get a "draught" moving through the whole case. With the case side off, some parts of the case are left with still air.
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    yup, my case temps start to approach 44C with the side off usually about 33-35C
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