Common FAQ

Will my XPC run stably with case off?

2011/06/15
Due to the XPC’s small footprint design, the thermal dynamics are very different than that of a regular full-size PC. Whilst normal PCs may run cooler with the case off, the XPC has strikingly unique properties.


Our design team has carefully considered and tested the thermal properties of an open case XPC. Contrary to popular beliefs, the CPU, hard drive and mainboard temperatures are higher when the case is taken off of the XPC. Opening the case actually reduces the airflow through the case. The vents at the front of your XPC no longer take air in; therefore, the airflow around the PWM and MOSFET is significantly reduced.


We recommend leaving the aluminum case closed on the XPC when in operation. Not only will this improve the thermal dynamics of your XPC, it looks stunning as well!

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