Besides your camera, your computer is probably your single most important piece of photography equipment.
Laptops and iMacs are nice, but if you’re relying on a big beefy desktop PC or Mac Pro to take care of the heavy lifting, your computer is probably tucked away in a computer cabinet somewhere under your desk.
Have you ever checked to see how hot your hard working computer is getting in that enclosed space?
If not, I suggest you check – a computer that is always running hot will not perform as well and will have a drastically shorter life span than a computer with adequate ventilation. There is a big difference between the amount of heat generated by the average office PC running Excel and a creative professional’s PC rendering 4k video. And although most computer desks come with a computer cabinet that isn’t totally enclosed, the available openings can be clogged with wires or ineffective if pushed up against a wall.
So, in this article I am going to share a few really easy ways to add active computer cabinet cooling with fans.