59 months ago
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So we bought an alienware x51 a few years back before I had started to build PCs. It was doing fine until about a year go it started acting up, it wouldn't wake from sleep was sluggish and wouldn't respond, etc. I tried all kinds of things to see as to why it was acting weird (this is not my personal daily driver btw). What I finally figured out was that it seemed to be thermal throttling, at idle it reaches 51 Celsius, I don't have a clue how hot it gets under load (kinda scared to find out tbh), I guess it doesn't help that the PC is stuck off in a desk cabinet.
What I want to know:
Is what would be the best case for airflow/temps for a mini itx board, case doesn't have to be small case just able to accept mini itx board. That will be shoved off in a desk cabinet. I would prefer something that can accept a couple of 200 mm fans for optimal airflow. BTW I don't care about noise that much.
I would prefer if it was under $50
Thanks in advance