[SATLUG] I'm sorry everyone...

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 12:52:47 CST 2009

On Sunday 01 March 2009 12:17:20 Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> 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

I was going to say exactly all of that :)
So, I second that.

John Choate

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