I ordered a new case for my PC the other day. It’s the Antec 600 gaming case. So, my problems with PC cooling are a thing of the past. This thing is HUGE. My micro ATX motherboard seems so tiny in there. However, it’s a good thing I have a micro ATX because the front HD audio port wire barely reaches the HD audio connector on the bottom of the MB. Cooling is no longer an issue, the two included fans (120mm in the rear, 200mm on the top) and the 120mm intake fan I added have my PC running about 20 degrees cooler than it was in the old case. My MB now idles in the mid 80s (Fahrenheit) where it was over 100 (idle) before and it heated up a LOT when I played games. Now it doesn’t heat up much at all, it stays in the mid 80s, even when I use my graphics card a lot. The CPU still heats up to around 150 degrees but I need a better cooler than the stock Intel one if I want to correct that. However, it also idles in the mid 80s.
Anywho, it’s a great case, plenty of room and lots of cooling. The instructions were horrible, I had to download the manual in .pdf format but I didn’t know that until I had the PC torn apart and components strewn about my dining room. And NOTHING, not even the manual, tells you which screw is which, they just come in a zipper bag. I haven’t had a case with screws for a few years, I tried screwing in my HD with a screw that was too small (it’s for screwing in the optical drive) and it was a pain in the ass to get that screw back out. Also, I connected the front LED lights wrong because I had to use the MB instructions but I didn’t know which side of the wire was positive and which was negative. But I downloaded the manual after everything was together and fixed that. Other than those small issues, it was pretty smooth sailing.
Anywho, for those who don’t care about this stuff and just want CGI, I should be back to that shortly. I’ve got ideas for a couple of projects that I’ll start on in the next day or two. 🙂