Originally posted by kriemer
The Hard Drive and Video Card in my desktop failed (after 4 years) within a month of each other. I recognise that after 4 years the computer does not owe me anything but I am wondering if when building my replacement computer I would be better off adding some supplemental case cooling (fan type)? No overclocking, or gaming; just a high powered SOHO workhorse.
I never experienced random shutdowns, or BSOD so I would not suggest that my computer suffered from high and damaging temperatures, but as a general principal is the additional cooling and noise a good idea?
All you need is what I like to call flow. For your situation all you need is equal In pressure and Equal Out pressure. Not counting power supply or Heatsink fans just have 80/120MM fan in and 80/120MM fan out.
But it really depends on the temparture of the room. The easiest way to cool a pc is to lower the ambient Temparture.