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Thread: Case Temps




  1. #11
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    No. I haven't done a smoke test on my case. I haven't felt that the temperatures I get are in need of improvement at the time.

    As for your results being so varied, that seems a bit strange. But I have other cooling as well (chipset, GPU, etc...), so that may lend to the more stable results.

    Also, take a look at the positioning of your case fans. Sometimes the placement isn't quite right, so it doesn't get the full effect of the monster fans that you install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    I don't think that aluminum would make much difference, but placement of fan bays would. I mean, it's not like the metal is directly dissipating any heat or anything like that.

    But since aluminum cases are normally a bit on the pricey side, it is wholly possible that the manufacturers of these cases put more time into planning for the built-in cooling bays and standard fans. Hot spots are what create mist internal heating problems in cheap cases, so good placement is crucial.
    yes, better to buy a cheap steel case and mod it then to buy an expensive aluminium case and not even get to enjoy the fun of modding it.
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