I just bought a used Dell optiplex GX620 for a PVR project. It’s a SFF desktop with a BTX motherboard. It looks similar to this only smaller:
It’s got one fan in the middle of the case that blows across the Chip and out the vents in the back of the machine. I’ve heard these are generally good PC’s but they have two problems… The PSU’s go out in them, and they generate a lot of heat. Any suggestions on how I could better handle heat issues, or maybe I shouldn’ t even be consurned?
Other heat related info: Underneath the CD drive (top left corner) are two SATA 7200 RPM hard drives. I am keeping this PC in my entertainment center. The shelf that the PC is on is open in the back. I have a riser card to fit full size PCI cards which will cut down on air flow too.
This is the first BTX I’ve ever owned so I’m not sure how I should modify this so I’m not going to cook hard drives and stuff. Thanks for any help in advance!