Re: side panel?
Case fans suck alot of dirt in anyway. My son, once a professional gamer, refuses to put the access side plate on and says the dust accumultion is a non issue. He just air blasts the sucker once a week and his temps run 5 to 10 degrees cooler. I just put mine on out of habit.
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