[SATLUG] I'm sorry everyone...

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Mar 1 12:17:20 CST 2009

I know others on the list are giving you recommendations on MB, CPU, 
Video, & HD options, but you mention something that I feel compelled to 
respond to.

You talk about running your case with one side off to help keep it 
cooler -- in my experience, that can often have the opposite effect.  
The case fans are supposed to be designed to draw air through the case 
across _all_ components that need to be cooled, not just the CPU, etc.  
With the side off, only components with their own cooling fans (like the 
CPU, some video cards, some audio cards, the power supply, etc.) will 
get cooled, and the other MB chips, add-on cards, etc., will not get the 
cooling they need.  If you need more cooling, I think you might be 
better served to add additional cooling fans in the case and to keep the 
case closed.

If your case lacks places to add more fans, there are other aftermarket 
cooling accessories you can use to help keep certain components cool, 
such as a replacement for a blank faceplate where the HD sits that has a 
couple of small fans to direct air right on to the HD's themselves.

Al Lesmerises

Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> I only do emails. surfing (research), some text docs, unloading cam and
> editing pics streaming cable and other TV shows...
> No gaming, or high powered stuff like most of you do.  I want a good
> reliable MB, video card, sound card with dolby and enough memory and
> processor speed to do it all..
> My current system is old but good, just too slow for me and the streaming is
> being affected..  I thought I might enjoy a "project"...I have good quality
> stuff on my PC, just time to update and upgrade...btw I love my own ATX case
> too!  I have way more than enough room to work in it with my hands without
> them getting all chewed up by the metal.  I run it with a side off to help
> keep it cooler inside...thank you all very much...I'm just a simple computer
> person and run Hardy...cheryl

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