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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.
Heat doesn't rise.... hot air moves to areas of lower energy and density (which is usually up).

The fans create turbulence which encourages convection. Therefore, a fan on the PC in the corner is still better than no fan.
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thermodynamics in your computer case is much more effect by the pressure and cfm in and cfm out. The air outside the case is being circulated, even the smallest bit, by your exhaust fan. Yes if you sit your computer close to a wall it will not vent well but most of us here know that already.

Helpful information might have mentioned "dead spots" within cases where the difference in pressure and the circulation of the are in a very confined space would effect temperatures and cause "hot spots" inside the case
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Heat doesn't rise.... hot air moves to areas of lower energy and density (which is usually up).
Fine NITPICKER!!

As long as you don't have a heat source above the corner your PC is stuffed in, or some type of cooling system below it, the heat WILL rise =).

Come now... it's not as if I thought gravity exerts less force on hot materials or something.
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Fine NITPICKER!!

As long as you don't have a heat source above the corner your PC is stuffed in, or some type of cooling system below it, the heat WILL rise =).

Come now... it's not as if I thought gravity exerts less force on hot materials or something.
True. However, if my PC gets going it does raise the temperature inside my room. As a result, the temperature inside my case rises as well. So reducing the ambient temperature OUTSIDE your case will lower the temps INSIDE your case. Point proven yet?
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