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Googled around a bit and haven't come up with anything remotely close to an answer for my question. I am probably using the wrong search terms.

What kind of ambient case temps are we looking for these days? I have my Antec 300 case open and it is at around 28* and was wondering if I should close it up, add some better fans, and get it closer to 20. If I do, will I notice any real performance gain or increased longevity in components?

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It completely depends on the ambient temps in your room. If your room isn't 20 degrees then it doesn't matter if you put an industrial strength blower on there. It will never reach 20 degrees.

All temperatures are irrelevant unless you mention your ambient temps.

I think a case temp just a few degrees at most above ambient is what you should shoot for.
    
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Googled around a bit and haven't come up with anything remotely close to an answer for my question. I am probably using the wrong search terms.

What kind of ambient case temps are we looking for these days? I have my Antec 300 case open and it is at around 28* and was wondering if I should close it up, add some better fans, and get it closer to 20. If I do, will I notice any real performance gain or increased longevity in components?

Ty.
getting to 20C is pretty ridiculous, better fans and closing the case is still a good idea though. temps dont kill most components though, ridiculous over voltages do
    
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