OTish :D Colors of Cases for Fedora was: Re: Open Letter

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Fri Aug 13 07:24:03 UTC 2010

>> At any rate, it's unusual to use the case as the heatsink, unless
>> you're buying one of those expensive silent PCs.  It's the fans that
>> do the heat dissipation.

> if you do not want to cremate the cpu, be sure you have a fan or two.

Some don't have any, nor need any.  They use heatpipes to shift the heat
from the CPU, to massive heatsinks (the whole side of the case, with
thick metal) that can absorb a lot of heat.

The usual tiny CPU heatsinks aren't the world's best radiators.  They do
need fan forced cooling, at least since about the 386 era.  And, even
with it, they're not always that brilliant.  Put your fingers on some of
them, and they're still painfully hot, despite a fan whizzing its heart
out.  And they're very susceptible to mechanical failure, and clogging
with dust.

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