Hot air rises, yes?
Hi guys from the Land Down Under.
My first post here, which is something that makes me curious about video cards.....which are often quite "warm" things.....they are generally the most power hungry things in a PC.
As most PC cases are vertical, and my new one will be too, I can't get over something very weird about ALL of them.
When you stick them in their PCI slots, horizontally, all of their heatsinks / fans face DOWN....and hot air wants to go UP.
It seems all wrong to me - anyone shed some light on why this is??
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