Of course I don't want to chance overheating my CPU, man, that's why I'm here.
I understand it's there for a reason, but I've moved my components into a much larger case with more fans which means better airflow. I could see why the shroud was needed in the smaller case (Gateway 506GR) but my question was is it needed in a case that has better airflow?
The old case that this heatsink came with only had one fan in the back exhausting and just a vent in the front. The new case has a 140mm fan on the top and a 120mm fan in the back exhausting, then I have a 120mm fan on the front and one on the side taking air in.
I'm just wondering if that shroud is doing more bad than good, considering where the heatsink sits right by those two exhaust fans.