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#1 Bohunter


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:18 PM

Simple question and probably a simple answwer, I just don't know it. I recently purchased a new computer and a new computer cabinet. This new cabinet is completely enclosed, no opening in the rear and doors on the front. My computer is inside. Does this enclosure, which creates a build up of heat when the computer is running, hurt the computer?

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:18 PM

If the build up of heat is significant, it will be drawn into your case, and could cause serious damage. I would certainly suggest you drill some air holes in the enclosure to allow air to circulate.
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:42 PM

Put a simple thermometer in the enclosure and monitor the temps. Shouldn't be more than room temperature for sure. Drilling or making some holes in the rear won't harm the aesthetics at all and allow for circulation. Leave the door open when using the computer at the very least. How do you get the wiring from the computer to the outside of the enclosure?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:44 PM

I would also recomend adding a few fans if you want to be on the safe side after drilling some holes. :thumbsup: You can get them for about $20 bucks each.

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