Op Thresh's FiringSquad staat een leuke guide over Cooling. De info is behoorlijk basic maar dat drukt de pret niet. Hier eventjes het introotje :
As technology progresses, we are seeing and increasing trend in the thermal output of systems. What this means is that the heat output generated by an average system is now greater than it ever was. This is due to a variety of reasons. First, as CPUs become more advanced, we are seeing millions of transistors per CPU, which is causing a drastic increase in the heat output of the CPU.
The CPU is not the only component that is heating up, though. Current generation video cards chipsets are HOT. This heat also contributes to the ambient heat inside a system's case. Hard drives are getting hotter and hotter as well. As the RPM speed increases for hard drives, we are seeing a correlation in the heat increase. 7,200 RPM and especially 10,000 RPM drives are big producers of heat. Even faster spinning CD-ROMs are outputting quite a bit of heat.
Dit is deel 1 van de guide. Er wordt gesproken over onder andere airflow, sinks en peltiers.