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Re: [vox] Keepin' my box cool
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Re: [vox] Keepin' my box cool



Rick is right, a full tower case is good for cooling.  I like 
AOpen's HX08 which is a good value and has space up in the 
top rear for 3-4 hard drives, and you can put a couple of 
80mm fans right behind them.

And in most locations, vertical space is free.

Cheers,

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Friday 12 July 2002 09:27 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Micah Cowan (micah@cowan.name):
> > I don't overclock, and I have a mere AMD K6-2, 450MHz. The CPU is
> > mounted with a heat-sink/fan combo; the only other fan is the power
> > supply's.
> >
> > What techniques do you guys reccomend for cool boxen?
>
> The K6 w/two 10kRPM drives below the table I'm tying on has a big
> honkin' tower box, and a PC Power & Cooling Turbocool power supply.
>
> > I'm strongly suspecting, at the moment, that I should invest in a
> > somewhat more expensive, but built-for-coolin' box - maybe a
> > moderately-priced Lian-Li like:
> >
> > http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/computing/59ee.shtml
>
> In my view, too damned small.  People forget that a tower case buys
> you both better convection and better radiation of the heat build-up.
> You can put distance between the heat-producing components, and all
> of that is extremely useful.
>
> > http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/thumb/medium/sm-hdcooler.gif
> >
> > seems like a good idea, but for the fact that most of my 5 1/4" bay
> > space is taken up by my DVD and CD-RW drives.
>
> I personally think CDRW drives should be in external enclosures, for
> heat reasons alone.  That burn laser puts out _lots_ of heat.
>
> You do use SCSI, right?  If not, you lose, in that area.

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