Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
Real nice wiring job Punkster! I would be careful wrapping your SATA cables, they have delicate, small wires inside.
@kbrady, positive air pressure also helps push excess heat out along with dust. Todays components run much hotter too. Try the stock Intel cooler on your i7 for example.
Hiyya Gary yes mate positive pressure inside the case has been a hobby horse of mine for some time as you know and I always aim at more in than out if only for preventing the penetration of dust - not just through the vents and fans but also through all the tiny gaps \that are inherently part of machine / case construction.
I have always been of the opinion that all top fans should also be filtered, because as I think everyone will know that what goes up must come down and especially in the case (no pun) of dust.
I have also posted quite a few times before re the cleaning of fans and the blades of them in particular and have advocated the use of materials that make the surfaces of the blades and venturi smoother and therefore reducung the drag on those surfaces. There are as I think greg pointed out a while ago materials that can be applied to reduce the static properties of any surface and in the case of fans especially so.
I do this for new and any fans that I refurbish and can attest to taking such measures making a real difference in working temps of the machines components.
So that Silverstone article was very interesting and I had not seen that before I made up my own mind as to those measures.