We all, or at least almost all, have our PC in a tower, why? Well, for day-to-day organization, aesthetics, and functionality, but also for something as basic as keeping components dust-free. Here a good chassis has a lot to do with it, where in summer its cooling becomes crucial for the components that it embeds inside. In this case, what if the boxes/towers They have one closed front? Is it dangerous now that summer is here?
The chassis, this great unknown where aesthetics take precedence over functionality or cooling for the vast majority of users because everyone wants a nice PC, but then problems arise. There are good, bad, or very bad boxes, but arguably the worst, regardless of other factors, are those that restrict air access through a closed front. Is it really true?
Boxes with closed fronts, an endangered species
Why do manufacturers insist on designing boxes with a closed front? For pure aesthetics. As it is often said: there is always a broken for a disjointed and this sector is not foreign to him either, that is to say that there will always be people who will claim these boxes, but there there will be none who will do it having the necessary knowledge when choosing the chassis.
A closed facade means that on the two “free” sides of a frame, one of which is the window, the only real and widest path of fresh air intake is removed. And yes, there are boxes that draw air from the bottom due to the chimney effect, you can do it from the top or even from the back, but the vast majority of options are not the most optimal except for the first (chimney) and it is limited by the dual camera systemstherefore in more than 90% of cases the option is invalidated.
Therefore, only the front remains as an air source, whether pushing or pulling, which is another matter.
The need for the introduction or expulsion of air
For those who have the whole system by air, the facade represents the clean entry of at least one 33% of this gas cooler than being 50cm higher in the room. Cold air accumulates in the lower parts of the room, the heat is less densetend to rise, so it will always be better to take air from the lower part of the front part than from the upper part of the tower.
If you limit the only air inlet or outlet by putting a closed or extremely restrictive forehead, a user will find a problem while lying down because the air density decreases and the ambient temperature increases in summer. The hot air will begin to circulate much faster inside the chassis causing a waterfall effect or also called “oven”
Logically this also happens in winter, the problem is that in summer in some parts of our country the outdoor ambient temperature it is higher than the inside inside the case and with it this oven effect is amplified, since the cubic liters of air are disproportionate between the inside and the outside of the PC.
Therefore it is imperative that the heat be expelled and the front is the fastest way to do this as the restriction in a mesh or open front it’s almost zerowhereas in a box with a closed front it is almost maximum and the fans will fight with their static pressure to try to expel increasingly hot air, both from the outside (a chassis is obviously not not a hermetic system) and that given off by the components themselves.
Therefore, and in short, the closed front towers not only it is a mistakeis a problem that can lead to Strangulation and excessive temperatures in some key components such as power phases and voltage controllers.
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