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Heat issues: Shall I replace the case or its fans?

Heat issues: Shall I replace the case or its fans?

I've been having frequent OS freezing issues with my new PC for a while, and for some reason the problem disappeared (or so it seems) when I opened my desktop's case (even though it's an aluminum case with 3 fans in it as you can see here: http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Thermaltake-LanBox-VF1000SWA-Silver-Gaming-Cube,-No-PSU_151.html )

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Guest [Entry]

"Heat can cause any and every sort of problem. It is possible that the airflow is not good.

I would recommend that you test the flow to make sure that the air is going all in one direction and not everything pointing in or out.

If it works when the case is off, upgrading the fans to better/faster ones should do the trick.

The problem with little cases is that (especially if you use high end components) the parts that would normally be spread out are very close to each other - The hard drive, optical drive, gpu, chipset and cpu are all within a few CM of each other.

At the end of the day, if you went for a little case because you move around a lot, I recommend upgrading the fans. If you bought this because it looked cool (which I know a lot of people do!) but stay in one place all the time, it may be cheaper for you to buy a budget standard full size case and transfer the components over."