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Old 11-22-2004, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Airflow

What exacly is airflow in a caise and how important is is because i gonna use my old intel pentium 3 600Mhz case for my new amd system setup probably 2,0Ghz amd 64 S754.

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Old 11-22-2004, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its a route for the air to take from intake to output fans. its pointless a fan blowing onto a flat object such as a IDE cable. thats why round cables and SATA cables are popular. I dont know how much cooling the P3s need but a nicely organised case can give u good airflow and a perfornce boost without costing anything.

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Old 11-22-2004, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Airflow is a fairly important thing in terms of keeping a computer cool. The airflow can determine the operating heat of a processor. Like aj2003 said, its the movement of air into your case, over your components, and then out of the case. In general you want more air going out of the case than going into it.

If you don't have proper airflow in your case you get ambient (non-moving) air, which just sits there trapping in heat from the components, like an oven.

If you are big in to overclocking then you're gonna want to have good airflow in order to keep your components as cool as possible.

this is even important to gamers becuase newer games need more processing power and therefore make the processor hotter, which is bad. Proper airflow can keep these temperatures down.

My comuter has three case fans. One side fan going in and two fans going out the back. This draws air flow directly over my processor heatsink fan, making it cooler. My case temps are constant mid 30s witha processor temp of mid 40s. When I had only one fan going out my case temps were constantly low 40's, which made my processor temp high 40s to mid 50s.

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