You Must Let Your Computer Breathe
By Richard Hay for Windows Observer
Any idea what a major contributing factor is to the failure of the electronics in your desktop computer case?
Heat, Heat and more Heat.
The build up of heat can cause the computer boards, connections and other elements in your computer system to fail early.
That is why you see so much focus on good ventilation, not only as part of a computer case itself along with the fans to move air in and out, but also where you place your CPU case when setting up a new PC.
You want to make sure there is plenty of room for your case fans to draw in fresh air to blow over the electronics in your system.
Naturally, pulling air in and out of a case also allows dust particles to be drawn into it because none of our homes are clean rooms and dust is simply a fact of life for the majority of us.
This excerpt appears with permission from Windows Observer.
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