Will a case over heat my mac when gaming?

Finox831

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Title says it all, thinking of buying a case for my 13" mac book pro but I don't want to spend the money if it's going to over heat my laptop every time I decide to play starcraft 2

Any suggestions of a good case that won't over heat my laptop when gaming?

Also, what are your guys thoughts on the icase?

-Thanks in advance
 

Corndog5595

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Don’t get a case. I bought one that people were all recommending (Speck SeeThru). I used it for a week or so and then decided that I hated it. It adds too much weight. It makes your MacBook Pro heavy and ugly.
 

Finox831

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Why do you need a case in the first place? You could buy one and just take it off when you're not gaming.
That's a hassle man.

Don’t get a case. I bought one that people were all recommending (Speck SeeThru). I used it for a week or so and then decided that I hated it. It adds too much weight. It makes your MacBook Pro heavy and ugly.
Well, the icase looks pretty awesome and it doesn't seem to weigh a lot/look ugly, but pictures can be deceiving.
 

kidwithdimples

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Don’t get a case. I bought one that people were all recommending (Speck SeeThru). I used it for a week or so and then decided that I hated it. It adds too much weight. It makes your MacBook Pro heavy and ugly.
Agree.

I don't know why people get cases for their MB/MBPs. Just use it naked and treat it well.
 

Hisdem

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The Incase is basically the same as the Speck. My Speck SeeThru Satin arrived last week, and I'm loving it. It does add a bit of weight, but the computer doesn't look ugly. Not as beautiful as the aluminum finish, but if you want that you could get a SeeThru clear one. IMO it's worth it, I carry my MBP around school all day long and it is always good to have something protecting it!
 

Corndog5595

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The speck black looks alright but I’d much rather have a sexy laptop then a somewhat protected one. The case I got was a clear one and I cannot recommend it at all. There was nothing really wrong with it but I guess it just isn’t for me.
 

vant

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Touch your bottom of your MBP. Is it hot? Now imagine covering it. Anyone with common sense will tell you that you are insulating it. Sure it vents out the bottom of the screen, but it also dissipates through the chassis.

"But there are holes at the bottom of the case cover!" So? It's still insulating the rest of the laptop. A few tiny holes isn't going to do crap.
 

aeboi

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I've been gaming quite a lot lately on my 13" and no overheating is detected. The temp difference from adding the case is minimal. SC2, MoH Beta, Sims 3, and MW2 haven't overheated my mac.
 

Finox831

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I've been gaming quite a lot lately on my 13" and no overheating is detected. The temp difference from adding the case is minimal. SC2, MoH Beta, Sims 3, and MW2 haven't overheated my mac.
what case are you using? and around how long do you play these games for?
 

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