[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Apr 27 10:36:06 CDT 2005

Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Chad McAuley wrote:
>>Nah, that's not bad.  No window or cold cathode/neon lights on the
>>side panel, and no tri-color LED fans that I can see.  I've seen PC
>>cases that are much worse.
> Right ...  about the only garish thing about that, really, is the
> brilliant yellow drive faceplates.
> Now on the other hand, some of the cases sold for the '1337 p0w3r g4m0rZ
> are practically enough to make you consider plucking your own eyeballs
> out.  Lights everywhere, multiple case windows, acres of plastic
> fake-chrome, Giant Robot Mecha design themes ....

...and despite all the fans, they don't cool worth a damn.

I'm amazed at how many cases have negative case pressure, sucking in 
dust, have imbalanced fans (total flow rate is never (much) higher than 
the rate of the slowest fan set), have areas where heated air pools, and 
are mostly turbulence inside, not airflow.

Of course, the PC case makes airflow hard, but it isn't impossible if 
you just use your head.

Unfortunately, it can be hard to get positive case pressure, because 
there isn't much space for incoming fans in a PC case.

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