Case temp too high? - Techist - Tech Forum

 Techist - Tech Forum Case temp too high?
 Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 07-10-2004, 10:18 AM #1 (permalink) Junior Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 42 Case temp too high? I just got a Dynapower? case form Newegg.com (\$30.00) and it has a built in temp reader on the front of the case. It says the case is about 80.0 degreese F to 85.5 degreese F. I have a total of 2 fans in the case (one cpu fan and a side window fan). I just wanted to know if this is too high of a operating temp for my case. I have another 80mm case fan i will be installing soon also. Thanks __________________
 07-10-2004, 10:53 AM #2 (permalink) Ultra Techie   Join Date: Apr 2004 Posts: 722 To convert Fahrenheit into Celsius: Subtract 32, multiply by 5, and divide by 9. Average case temperature = 80.0 + 85.5/2 = 82.75 Celsius = 82.75 - 32 = 50.75 = 50.75 x 5 = 253.75 = 253.75/9 = 28.19 degrees Celsius 28.19C is a good case temperature. __________________ __________________ [size=0.5]Full Aluminium ThermalTake Case Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe AMD Athlon XP 3200+ *400 FSB* Barton (2.2GHz) ThermalTake Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition Air Cooling 1024MB Corsair TwinX XMS 3200 (Dual Channel 2x512) 2-3-2-6 256Mb XFX 7800 GS EXTREME 2x WD Raptors (10krpm 8MB Cache) 36.7GB using RAID -0 Video Logic SonicXplosion 5.1 Soundcard[/size]
 07-10-2004, 11:30 AM #3 (permalink) Junior Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 42 Alrihgt, thanks and i have one more question. Do you have your fans to where they blow air outside of the case or into the case? I was thinking that if they were blowing into the case then it would collect alot of dust but if they were pointed outsied of the case then it couldnet collect alot of dust and it would remove the heat. Is this ture...?
 07-10-2004, 11:36 AM #4 (permalink) Newb Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 5 How many fans can you have total in the case? Generaly a good idea is to have the front fans (if you have any) blowing in, and the window and rear fan blowing out. Its kinda like....well, its just good air circulation. Make a drawing. Point out where the air will be comming in, and where its going out, and figure out the best way to set up your fans. Also, think about using round cables (IDE and Floppy, naturaly) if you already are not. Round cables present less air resistance, as compared to old school ribbon cables, which are rather big and bulky, and just plain out ugly anyhow! If moddings an option, think about a blowhole. Put a fan there, and make it suck air out. That would work wonderfuly.
 07-10-2004, 05:58 PM #5 (permalink) Junior Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 42 ok i have one fan in the front and one case fan and 2 rear fans. so ill do like you said. Thanks for the help!
 07-10-2004, 07:32 PM #7 (permalink) Super Techie   Join Date: Jun 2004 Posts: 256 45... wow. try booting the computer with the side of the case off, if it doesnt lower to maybe 35 then ur temps are just off __________________ Main System -Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!) -Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan -Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply -Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200 -512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000 -GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS -WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100 -Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW Dell XPS T700r -PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
 07-13-2004, 02:11 PM #8 (permalink) Newb Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 5 This may seem kinda lame, but when my case temp gets waaay to high, what I do is like you said, take boths sides off the case for about a day, and just runit like that. Something actualy useful too, is the USB fans. I connected one, ran it through an empty PCI port, and had that as extra cooling. And they arnt to expensive either. And finaly, I reccomend using this: 3D Edge Fan Kit That works pretty well... very bulky, but very usefull, also.
 07-13-2004, 05:09 PM #9 (permalink) Super Techie   Join Date: May 2004 Posts: 372 wow never seen anything like that b4 very interseting but not too visually pleasing __________________ Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups
 07-14-2004, 12:18 PM #10 (permalink) Super Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 250 that tri-fan is interesting but i can't visually see what that would be fit in at???? cut a whole section the case ??? lol? __________________ __________________

 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is OnTrackbacks are On Pingbacks are On Refbacks are Off Forum Rules

#### Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

#### Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

#### Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities