My cousin happens to be one of those classic obnoxious women who believes she is so much smarter than she actually is. Now that I’ve begun getting a bit of a following for gaming online, she keeps calling me to come over & have a look at her rig. These calls vary from wanting to show things off to asking me to help with troubleshooting. I certainly know some things about setting up rigs, but I’m no genius. However, it didn’t take a genius to figure out that complication with her gaming rig the last time she had me come over for help… She had messaged saying that despite getting a new cooling fan, her tower was still having a problem with overheating. She thought maybe she had installed it wrong, & wondered if I could at least point out what she was doing incorrectly. That at least felt within my capability, so I told her I’d come by the following afternoon. Well, when I got there, I could tell suddenly that there was no problem with the cooling fan. I took a closer look at it to be certain, but the problem was clearly being caused by her space heater. She had the tower on a floating base beneath her desk, which is supposed to help with cooling also. However, all of the fancy tower bases in the world aren’t going to help when your space heating device is less than two feet away from the rig! I told her she needed to transport the space heater to another spot, because it was causing the tower to overheat. She looked at me as though I was an idiot & said no, that was what she got the cooling fan for. The cooling fan is designed to put up with the heating put off from within the tower, not a space furnace aimed right at it!