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Ok so basically, if your having trouble removing heat from your case, the problem may not be with your cooling set up.

The basics of Thermal Dynamics are fairly easy to understand. If the temperature difference between two objects is high, then heat will transfer rapidly. The closer those two objects get in temperature to each other, the slower heat travels.

If you have high CFM fans blowing hot air out of your case, but your case is stuffed into a corner where the hot air pools, then your fans do little good. The temperature of the ambient air and that of the inside of your case is small, and thus the heat transfer is inefficient. In this instance, the best solution would be to remove the case from the corner where airflow throughout the room is better.

This could be a useful tip for OCer's too. If your system can take it, but it simply gets too hot, then the next step in making your machine even more beastly might be to go ahead and buy that window sill air conditioning unit.

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I think that the people with hot computers stuck in a corner, are people who will never figure out how to overclock anyway.
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Mine is sitting next to a window wide open with the side panel off.
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So is this a copy and paste, got a source link?

Oh yeah, the tags
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Mine has the hot air pumping out but it's also got an oscillating fan blowing to keep the hot air out and put some more cool air in and a huge ceiling fan on high circulating air around the room and A/C on to about 70. Works pretty well most of the time but the electric bill is getting kinda high hehe. Usually in the winter though, I'd take my case out to the garage where it's ice cold literally and let it sit there for awhile before use and then bring it back up to the game room and open the windows and cut the ceiling fan on high and close the vents so the heat doesn't get into the room. It's awesome OC'ing city then but I have to wrap up in blankets because it's so freaking cold.
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hhaha...great...always thinking about these things...
Wondering to make some 120mm pipe to suck air at cold winter days,
and bring some OC potential...
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
So is this a copy and paste, got a source link?

Oh yeah, the tags
So yea..... I wrote this myself. Thanks for the support!

Yes. Here it is. I didn't use references... but you asked for it... isn't wiki awesome???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamics
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Thermodynamics
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
So yea..... I wrote this myself. Thanks for the support!

Yes. Here it is. I didn't use references... but you asked for it... isn't wiki awesome???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamics
That's not using references.

Question Mr. Smarty Pants thermal dynamics =)

How can heat pool in a corner on the floor? Doesn't heat rise? Of course the low air flow of being shoved in a corner will affect overall temps, but I don't think that is caused by heat pooling in a corner the way CO2 (heavier than air) does.
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