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Plastic Side Panel vs. Mesh... Turbulence?

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Nov 24, 2009
Lost in NH
I wanted to throw this question out there for you folks :)

I am thinking of replacing the plastic in my side panel with some hex mesh from crazy pc, it offers about 80% AF. I was going to move the cases original 250mm side fan over as well.

Would having this mesh in place of solid plastic cause too much turbulence in my case and possibly increase my temps?

My case has great airflow as it is, I was just hoping to improve it a bit and have the option of adding extra fans on the side panel if needed/wanted.

Who said it was a stupid question? You paranoid? hehe!

Anyhoo, you want air flow, not a screen door. I would do without the total mesh on the sides to create proper FLOW through the case. Its made as it is for a reason. ;)
hah.. thanks... just looking to see what the common opinion might be.

I see some cases like the HAF 932 have mesh side panels so I am curious.

And just because your paranoid doesn't mean they are not all out to get you :)
I'm a big fan of the aluminum wire grill covers. That could be a nice looking alternative, with very little turbulence.