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Air vents for an acrylic case

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April 29, 2012 2:07:29 AM

hi

I'm planning to build an acrylic case, with reduced cost, so 'm trying build it with only one back out take fan. Is this possible to build an acrylic case without proper airflow facility?

Also could any damage possible to the hardware without proper vents?

Thank you guys... :) 

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April 29, 2012 2:33:04 AM

Look around at acrylic cases on custom pc forums, etc. Also, look at regular case designs and how they are vented.

I would say if you are going with one 200mm fan exhaust out the top or the top/rear of the case. With the input 200+mm being at the bottom front.

It all depends on what you plan to put in the case, really. If it is low power/heat components than no worries. If you are building a gaming case then you might be struggling to push the air well enough with your own design. Study what others have done and minimize trial and error.

Remember, heat rises. So input at front bottom, output at top rear to get anything close to a good flow.
April 29, 2012 2:41:07 AM

po1nted said:
Look around at acrylic cases on custom pc forums, etc. Also, look at regular case designs and how they are vented.

I would say if you are going with one 200mm fan exhaust out the top or the top/rear of the case. With the input 200+mm being at the bottom front.

It all depends on what you plan to put in the case, really. If it is low power/heat components than no worries. If you are building a gaming case then you might be struggling to push the air well enough with your own design. Study what others have done and minimize trial and error.

Remember, heat rises. So input at front bottom, output at top rear to get anything close to a good flow.



Very useful info po1nted... :)  Ok 'm going to use the case for only educational purpose, not for gaming, then can i buid without any fans and vents?
a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 8:37:29 AM

Nope, you still need vents, you must have airflow.
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