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    "cheesy" low budget case mod cooling

    I usually stick an 80mm fan, in the empty bays with double sided tape, blowing in - with a backside fan blowing out. It's good for a couple less degrees as it blows right on my cpu heatsink.

    Well, I had a junk power supply so I cut off the backside as it fits perfectly into the bays. Now I have a mount for fan and a switch for it or whatever. I have to put some screws in though to cover the holes.

    Last edited by lynchknot; March 21st, 2005 at 00:26 AM.

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    Interesting. I wonder if anyone else has ever thought of that.

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    i know i did..but not as a cooler..i actually use the PSU.

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    Hey,I like that idea too.The air flow is directly lateral with the cpu.Similar to the hard drive coolers that mount on the front of the case.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    heh. I cut out the old burnt fan and used as a spacer for the cpu - it does not work. It adds 2 degrees. Without changing that, I mounted the drive bay fan and the temp dropped 6 degrees! (temp 2 is CpU)




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    Love it.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    love it too, excellent IDEA

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    What happend to the pic? On the Sony monitor it's bright. On this monitor it's so dark you can't even see the fan mount. I have photoshopped the pic and edited my post. I'm thinking of air filter foam for filtering (3 birds in my office). It may just stick on, depending on air flow drag, just by suction. A full legal size sheet of paper sticks.
    Last edited by lynchknot; March 21st, 2005 at 00:30 AM.

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    Part 2 of my "cheesy cooling mods" ~

    Yesterday I was peeing on the porcelain god (beats praying) and I noticed that I have the perfect CPU heatsink right before my eyes! (and other parts). It's an air freshener! I took it apart and noticed that a small fan will fix right inside! All I have to do is spray it with some copper coating (it's plastic) and mount it to my CPU - what luck i've beeen having lately!

    WTF?



    Let's take a closer look...



    Hmmm, I can use this and it won't be too far off from it's original purpose....


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    Yesterday I was peeing on the porcelain god (beats praying) and I noticed that I have the perfect CPU heatsink right before my eyes!
    Thats really neat LK

    Did find a use for that doll ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    Thats really neat LK

    Did find a use for that doll ?
    Yes, I found that I can stuff a whole roll under her skirt.

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    Ok - I applied the copper coating (16 coats) I have mounted fan and I'm ready to start to start testing....


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    Looking good LK, how did you mount the fan internaly inside the cage? How are you going to mount it to your Heatsink?

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    hehe - ok

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