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withaai

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I just received my new Cougar Panzer-G, I never had a tempered glass case before, the case comes with 3 fans in the front but when I close all the pannels the airflow is so bad that the left pannel gets to hot and my GPU temp goes up by about 10deg. Is this normal? Do I need to add more fans for airflow? Reading a review from Toms Hardware they give a good opinion on the case's airflow, so I am kind of lost. Any advice?
 

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The front space were the 3 fans suck in the air must be so freaking narrow or non existent.
Never had a look at that case before.
But i think the best option is to remove the front glass
 

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That does help but I doubt that who ever did the review did the same, Its like the side of the card pushes out the heat and warms up the panel and the heat goes nowhere so I took 2 of the front fans as extractor fans at the top and back but still no improvement. Currently have the side panel removed and all is normal but that's not why I got the case..
 
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Assuming stock fan location as in the review pic Move the 3rd fan that's at the bottom to the exhaust at the back. Then you have 2 intakes and 1 exhaust at the back. What gpu/cpu/cpu cooler are you using?

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Left panel is supposed to get warm as that's where the gpu exhausts its air depending on the gpu cooler type ofc. I have a Enthoo Evolv and the side panel does get warm but it's not so warm that I could say it's hot.

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Left panel is supposed to get warm as that's where the gpu exhausts its air depending on the gpu cooler type ofc. I have a Enthoo Evolv and the side panel does get warm but it's not so warm that I could say it's hot.

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I have a Asus Strix Rx480 and yes the hot air coming out warms up the panel but the card runs 10deg warmer easily if the panel is on. The fans airflow does not seem great but also does not seem to far away from other fans, like I said I did move 2 of the fans for extractor fans maybe I can do just one.
What I am trying to determine is must I buy more fans or is this a bad design or is it just a prob with my setup.
I must say that the front panel and dust filter blocks some airflow.
 

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Also I am not sure what speeds the fans are running, they are 3 pin fans connected to my mb
 
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What's the temps on your card when there was 3 intakes vs 1 intake and 2 exhausts etc.

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The temps are the same, playing PUBG it normally is at about 70deg but in this case with all panels on it goes up to 78deg easy because of the hot air going nowhere.
 

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So I kind of solved this issue, removed the dust filter behind the front fans and then installed the fan at the back of the casing so the space between the glass and fan would be more than 20mm this allows the fan to have air to pull in.
 

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Sorry guys but where can I find this case in stock? I need a case urgently and when I baught one, the place I baught it from double booked it. Basically paid for it yesterday and this morning someone else came in and took the last one.

Cant find any stock available anywhere.
 
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I think I saw one for sale on carb for r1200 or something. Was in a full pc bundle. Or maybe I'm mistaking it with another case

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