Small form factor PC refresh
The "small, but powerful, gaming machine" has seen a few new parts over the years but one of these parts (a new nvidia RTX 3080 ti founders edition) eventually pushed it beyond its cooling capabilities. My slim case was not well designed for handling the new flow through airflow design adopted by the newer RTX cards and any heavy usage caused the entire thing to fill with heat until eventually the PSU would call it quits. Ripping the top off of the case and adding a few extra USB fans helped to cool things off a bit but it was not a pretty sight, and the temperatures were still uncomfortably high...
Building a small, but powerful, gaming machine
Have you ever wanted a computer that is fast and powerful but also small, sleek, and sexy? Surely such a combination cannot exist! Well, prepare to feast your eyes upon this beautiful build I recently completed.