Solved Would it be ok the remove the side panel of my case? Tags: Cases Computers Systems Last response: July 3, 2014 7:18 PM in Systems Share rushrage August 12, 2013 7:45:00 AM Hey guys! I recently built my first computer (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rushrage/saved/1Yo6), and I'm am really enjoying it so far! But my GPU get really hot while playing some games, so I was wondering if I could take off one of my side panels (till I get some more fans)? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ei2ekd561v5h0r5/2013-08-12%20... https://www.dropbox.com/s/1r5miowy4mj8rt5/2013-08-12%20... I'm guessing this would cause more dust to build up? How would you clean this? Thank you so much! More about : remove side panel case Reply to rushrage tiny voices August 12, 2013 7:48:37 AM What temps is the card hitting? Generally removing the side hurts airflow and won't make a difference. How many fans and in what orientation do you have? Reply to tiny voices m 0 l rushrage August 12, 2013 8:19:05 AM I have 4 120mm fans (2 stock, 2 ARCTIC F12 [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]): https://www.dropbox.com/s/a83qup3qwcmc4ar/Case%20Fans.P... To psu fan is pointed to the bottom of the case. And the gpu fan also points downward. I think the gpu got up to about 51C play Trine (and I want to be able to run better games then Trine ). Thanks! ps I'm using SpeedFan to see the temps. Reply to rushrage m 0 l Related resources I cannot remove the side panel of my case - Forum remove case side panels both side dell xps r450 - Forum How many of you run your case with the side panel removed? - Forum is it ok to leave the side panel off? - Forum how to remove small scratches on a side panel window - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution tiny voices August 12, 2013 8:33:20 AM 51 is cool. Don't worry unless it goes up past 70. people would kill for their GPU to run that cool. You have no problems at all. Reply to tiny voices Share rushrage August 12, 2013 8:38:48 AM Really? Awesome! Speed fan had a fire symbol when it passed 49 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/SpeedFan_...), so I though I was in trouble. Thanks! Reply to rushrage m 0 l tiny voices August 12, 2013 8:41:01 AM I would not worry about it. http://anandtech.com/bench/product/829 there you can see that their test card hit 80 degrees and never shut down. You are perfectly fine. Don't worry about anything. Reply to tiny voices m 0 l xgamer1500 July 3, 2014 7:18:16 PM I got a question too, BOTH side pannels? Reply to xgamer1500 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedHow do I Remove my side panel of my pc? Forum SolvedPhantom 530 Case Fans Setup - Side Panel?!?!?!? Forum SolvedLooking for a clear side panel case? Forum SolvedCase side panel change , possible health harm? Forum SolvedRight side panel is WARM of my tower case around CPU area when gaming! IS THIS NORMAL? Forum SolvedRight side panel is WARM of my tower case around CPU area when gaming! IS THIS NORMAL? Forum SolvedRight side panel is WARM of my tower case around CPU area when gaming! IS THIS NORMAL? Forum SolvedRight side panel is WARM of my tower case around CPU area when gaming! IS THIS NORMAL? Forum SolvedWill a Asus Maximus VI Hero motherboard fit into my NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal Full Tower Case w/Side Panel Window Forum SolvedWill a Asus Maximus VI Hero motherboard fit into my NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal Full Tower Case w/Side Panel Window Forum SolvedI want a dust filter for the side panel window haf 922 case Forum Solvedcase side panel Forum Should I get side panel fan for my case? If yes then please suggest a good one. Forum SolvedMid tower Case with LED lights and Side window panel Forum SolvedWill left side panel of NZXT LEXA S case fit with ZOTAC GTX 670 AMP! ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !