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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:51 pm 
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Assuming a case doesn't have any perforations on the bottom of it, would raising it off the floor with casters still help with cooling? I'm trying to get this thing as cool as possible on air. Thanks!


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Only if the floor is carpet.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:01 pm 
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I don't think that lifting the case from the floor will help cooling since cold air tend to stay down while hot air tend to go up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:39 pm 
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Okay, it is on carpet. So, they might help.

My thinking behind was that since the bottom has no airflow around it, it will try to match the temperature inside the case. If I get some air under it, it might keep it cooler, thus helping the temperature in the case.


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cut a hole in the bottom, add a fan, then put some case feet or sumthin on it to give it a lil clearance from the ground. should help at least a little bit.


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Jedi Master wrote:
...since the bottom has no airflow around it, it will try to match the temperature inside the case. If I get some air under it, it might keep it cooler, thus helping the temperature in the case.


Ah, the heat sink theory. That in itself would have very limited benefits since the case is flat and, well, not really a good dissipater of heat. It's design isn't aimed in that direction. However...

I have noticed my filters don't get full and icky so quickly (I gots rhymes!) with it off the floor a bit. With 'em on the carpet, I saw some pet dander in there a bit, now there's just the normal grey crap and not as bad.

Another arguable point could be that if you dig in your PC quite a bit, then static...nah, nevermind. I'm thinking too much...


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cut a hole in the bottom, add a fan, then put some case feet or sumthin on it to give it a lil clearance from the ground. should help at least a little bit.


That might not be a good idea, depending on how clean the floor/carpet is.

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yeah, shoulda mentioned a filter also ... i dont have my case on the carpet, so it isnt as bad and didnt think about that.


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 Post subject: Re: Raising case off of floor....help with cooling?
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Jedi Master wrote:
Assuming a case doesn't have any perforations on the bottom of it, would raising it off the floor with casters still help with cooling? I'm trying to get this thing as cool as possible on air. Thanks!


No, but it'll make it easier to move around :)

If you placed it on a desk or table, dust intake would be reduced quite a bit.


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if part of your front intake is through the bottom of the benzel and it isnt already clear.


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