Using a fan

By Anoth
Nov 1, 2005
  1. Umm im thinking of taking my cover off and just putting a giant fan in there( the kind you use during summer) is this a good idea?I think it would be better then using my computers power supply to power a small $10 fan
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,569

    Not really recommended. One of the enemies of computer parts, is dust. With your case open you're gonna get some heavy buildup and quickly.
  3. Anoth

    Anoth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    =( so I have to buy a cheap fan and put it in my pc?
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,569

    Well, last summer I ran with my case open and a fan blowing on it as you described, but I also had a can of compressed air that I used to blow out the dust buildup once a week.

    But I don't think this is a good idea. You'll be shortening the lifespan of your motherboard and other parts with heat buildup.

    As you said, fans are cheap (and easy to install).
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