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  • #16
    Originally posted by afterburner View Post
    You mean the holes on the grills where the fans attach to?

    I guess that could be solved by just cutting away the grill area so that there is only a space there for the fan to blow out to?
    Yeah that bit, I was tempted to do that myself actually.
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    • #17
      Hole size is not the only factor, a larger case has more room, so better airflow.

      better airflow means slower fan speed required to keep everything cool

      slower fan speeds mean quieter fans.

      also consider fitting quieter fans and psu; some of the fans and psu's on the aria sales site are virtually silent.

      A VERY expensive laptop MAY be able to play new games released in the next 2 years, but for the same money you can build and upgrade a PC for 5 years or more.
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