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I've recently gotten an antec 300 illusion, and overlclocked a old cpu. Said antec has 4 fans, and the upper 140mm exhausts air directly to the "slide out level" where my keyboard and mouse reside. During prime, i could feel warm air.
That got me thinking, that that very air is flowing over multiple components. Could this pose any hazourds?
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post #2 of 53
No it's not hazardous at all.
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post #3 of 53
nope your fine. Just warm air.
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post #4 of 53
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
No it's not hazardous at all.
okay. I just feel uncomfortable feeling air from a pc flowing over my arms .
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post #5 of 53
Yes it's actually radioactive. So long as you don't put any food directly after the exhaust (free oven if it's a fermi) and you have a Geiger counter handy you'll be fine.
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post #6 of 53
Computer exhaust is not like car exhaust. All it does is cool the components, nothing else.
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post #7 of 53
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Originally Posted by t3h_ch33z_muncha View Post
yes it's actually radioactive. So long as you don't put any food directly after the exhaust (free oven if it's a fermi) and you have a geiger counter handy you'll be fine.
whattttttttttt

is this sarcasm or real?
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post #8 of 53
Just like has been said... it's the same air that went into the case... just a bit warmer when it comes out.
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post #9 of 53
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Just like has been said... it's the same air that went into the case... just a bit warmer when it comes out.
i just started thinking about all the metallic parts...and airlfow....and airborne contaminents.
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post #10 of 53
It should be alright.

If it smells funky, like the PSU in my bedroom rig that smells like a truck's tyres after a long freeway run, something is wrong somewhere.
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