I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, but here goes. I'm running a home server from an old (not too old) PC, and have a cooling question as the title insists. It might seem stupid, but my question is, can I put my PC by my air vent so it can intake cool air to keep the CPU at a low temperature; I'm asking since the home server is going to be on most of the day.

Thanks in advance, sorry if it's a stupid question,

EdiT:Also, would putting it by the A/C vent damage the Mobo/CPU? Thanks again.

Hi, don't see what harm it could do ,only help cool the computer in my opinion

Thank you, I just wanted to make sure; in case that it might fail.


What will you do in the wintertime, when you won't be running cool air or A/C from the vents? Well, in the wintertime, it will be cooler anyway, but you wouldn't want the heat from the vents to go into your computer.
You should eventually add some more fans into the case for added cooling capacity.