View Full Version : Info on case material needed

09-09-06, 06:33 PM
Silver case:

Chassis: 1.0 mm Aluminum
Front bezel : Aluminum

Net Weight :10.1 Kg


Black case:

Front bezel : Aluminum
Chassis: 1.0 mm SECC

Net Weight: 18.1Kg


I would like to know if the Aluminium material vs. the SECC material makes a difference on cooling or is it just the weight?


09-09-06, 08:44 PM
probably just weight.

tbh, does the material even make that much of a difference in terms of cooling? i thought the cases cooling potential is based more on airholes and fans as opposed to the actual material of the case.

09-09-06, 10:26 PM
one is steel, the other is aluminum.

09-10-06, 01:30 AM
Aluminum is a better conductor of heat so it will move heat from the inside to the outside faster. That being said...I think the majority of cooling in a PC is done by the airflow through the case, not by heat transfer through the material...

So really, the only advantage of aluminum is weight (it's way lighter).

09-10-06, 06:44 AM
thanks for the info guys.

09-10-06, 06:51 AM
Just to let you know, steel is stronger and can withstand more of a drop than aluminium which would just cripple under the drop.

Saying that, your PC would probably be damaged from a drop.