Most of the time its not a big issue for me, but i live in a really weird area of the world, where winters are extreamly cold, and summers, well, its not uncommon for the tempatures here to be hotter than they are in the caribbean! I am just woundering if i should consider the color of the case when i build a new system. A black case would look cooler (i love black) but will it raise the temp. of the componants by very much vs a beige or white case?
your computer will be fine with any color.thats why it has a fan.to cool it off
another thing i omitted, i run BOINC pretty much 24/7, which keeps my CPU at 100%
get a faster processor and some more ram
Running your computer 24/7 is really bad for it. I used to do that and it made my system roast all the time and have frequent lock ups. I suggest you shut it down when you go to sleep and just turn it back on when you get up. Should be a decent enough break to cool it off, and if its getting too hot, just stick some more fans in there and that should help.
Color doesn't matter. It only does if you are talking about solar heat gain, which I don't think you are planning to put it in the sun.
right, More than what color, is what case you choose. Some cases run cooler than others. As the other ppl said, color doesent matter. if your realy worried about heat from your hardware, get a liquid cool system. plus, the other guys are right, you shouldent really run your computer 24/7.
MassKilleryour computer will be fine with any color.thats why it has a fan.to cool it off
Uhm...black or dark cases are warmer, due to the fact that more of the EM spectrum is absorbed by black. White cases, by contrast, reflect heat.
It will make a difference, albeit a very slight one. It depends where your system is placed. If you put it by a window, for example, it will likely absorb more heat than it would if it was sitting under a desk. Still, as long as your cooling/airflow is adequate the color shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
well unless you have a sun roof in your roof, and the light from the sun hit you box, and you box is black, lol it shouldnt effect anything :P
Rookie_42Uhm...black or dark cases are warmer, due to the fact that more of the EM spectrum is absorbed by black. White cases, by contrast, reflect heat.
So, where do the transparent cases fit in?
I don't think it would really matter what color your case is, i can't see it making a big enough difference to actually be noticeable.