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Monitoring the air temperature INSIDE my case

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So I'm a bit of a nit picker. I want to know the actual air temperature inside my case. I could check my house's thermostat or place a thermometer in the same room as my PC but I wanted to go a step further. This is what I came up with. A digital thermometer with a wireless sensor I bought years ago (the tracing paper is so the readouts show up on the camera).



I simply placed the remote sensor in the case with a bit of double sided tape. Sticking it to my DVD drive placed it nearly in the center of the case giving me the best location to get the internal case temperature.



Now I can kick back and know what the air temperature actually is inside of my case. (BTW its actually 2-3C higher than the ambient temperature of the room.)



Why do this? Because I could.
post #2 of 3
Been there. Done that. What is good has been done before. There is nothing new under the sun.
I have now taken mine out as I am using a Tech Station.
See pic 1.

I have a suggestion, based on my experience: put the thermometer to a place not in direct contact with a heat-generating device (ie the DVD drive). 3 possible locations are shown with blue arrows in pic 2. When you move the thermometer around inside the case, you will see there is a temperature differential in various locations. Choose one that is most meaningful to you.

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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
I have a suggestion, based on my experience: put the thermometer to a place not in direct contact with a heat-generating device (ie the DVD drive).
Does your DVD drive spin 24/7? How else could it generate heat? The DVD drive in my rig is mainly for show. I used it to install Windows and the MB drivers and haven't used it since. I don't think its a contributing factor to my case temp.

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