Cooling - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 21
Default Cooling

my case is butt-ugly, but thhe system inside is heating up.
I was wondering , will it be ok to open my case for a better air flow while i over-clock?
__________________

gammacrush2000 is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4
Send a message via ICQ to cpu killer Send a message via AIM to cpu killer Send a message via Yahoo to cpu killer
Default

Yah, sure, its actually much better, my case is always open, but youll get more dust, not that you have to clean it constantly, cause the dust never bothered me, but it gets ugly :/.
Anyways, open it up, its MUCH better for air flow, but beware of dust particles..hehe.
__________________

cpu killer is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: California
Posts: 1,422
Default

For now, keep it open, but of course, as noted above, be aware of dust buildup. I would suggest, for improving the airflow of the case, is to either buy some case fans (at least 1 intake + 1 exhaust), if there are mount points available, or you can also "tube" your IDE cables (or switch to using round cables). If there is no space for fans, then you may want to get a new case altogether if you want to keep the side panels closed.
__________________
Martin's Page of Stuff

I judge you when you use poor grammar.
Martin is offline  
Old 09-16-2003, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
Older But Wiser
 
kboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 1,041
Default

If ya got some extra coin I'd opt for a new case depending on how old your box is. If it's more than 2-3 years it's probably got a small power supply, 250-300 Watts & no fan access. Not enough fan access anyway unless ya want to get out the saw. A hundred bucks will buy a pretty good case. Nothing fancy but real workable. Good Luck
__________________
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-8150
16 GB Ram
ASUS GeForce 760 GTX


1TB Sata Seagate
100 Gig Maxtor Sata 7200 Rpm
ASUS DRW 24B3S7 ATA Optical
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell E228WFP 22"
kboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.