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Keeping it cool

I just got a new desk and it has an enclosed cabinet on one side big enough for my tower.
The tower is about 17 inches deep, 7 inches wide and 16 inches high.
The cabinet is 23 inches deep, 14 inches wide and 21 inches high with a closed door.
It's a stock HP Omen, Intel i7 chip and liquid cooled, but I'm not sure if that would make difference in an enclosed space.
It would be incredibly convenient, but I don't want to overheat it and I think the graphics card (Nvidea GeForce GTX 1080) may still be air-cooled.
Is the convenience and less cluttered desk worth it?

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That's not good.

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You wrote it's enclosed so the heat can't get out. As described it looks like a bad idea.

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Thanks

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Thanks. That would be the obvious answer and it's what I was thinking, too, but I thought with breathing room and the liquid cooling (for the chip, anyway, not sure about the graphics card), it might work, but another response sealed it for me. It's staying topside.

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Sorry that I was....

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I guess you can call me Captain Obvious but it sounded like a bad setup. Even with the liquid cooling it only moved the heat off the chip(s) but it's all kept in that enclosed space which can't leak heat very well.

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I have that desk

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The entire right side instead of having drawers has a large opening with a swing door.
It's where my tower sits.
Seemed like a good idea until I started watching temps in the tower with the door closed.
Things get quite warm quick......no good.
Bored some rather large holes in the side panels of this enclosed area for venting.
Better but still no good.
Removed the side panel from the tower.
Better but still no good.
So now I just leave the swing door open.

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