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June 14, 2011, 02:53:26 AM
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I've got 2 pcs, one is running fairly cool and I believe it will sustain during the hot summer as well. The other system is using an older case and is constantly running 10-15 degrees higher and I'm really worried about it getting overheated in the summer as I don't always run my AC.

Is it better to have it out without a case sitting somewhere? Or should I try to get another one that's same as my first one?

How do people go about setting up their rigs?

Thanks!
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June 14, 2011, 03:02:36 AM
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It depends entire on the airflow in the system vs. trapped heat due to the heat. I have one system that runs cooler with the side panel removed, and another system that substantially heats up if I remove the side.

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June 14, 2011, 03:06:06 AM
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I see what you mean. This case has horrible airflow and no side intake. I just removed the side and its already 17 degrees cooler! Was at 85 or so now 68.

Wow I guess that answers it!  The other case has perfect airflow, 2 front intakes, 1 side intake, no obstructions whatsoever, removed all lower bays. 2 upper fans blowing out and one in the rear and it runs at a constant 65ish degrees.

I can't believe I paid so much for that case back in the day!
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