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post #1 of 30
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Hello guys!

I'm wondering if there's a cheap and easy way to create an harmless smoke effect inside a PC case.
The idea is something like this:


I found a local website that sells these devices to create smoke, but there are 2 downsides:
- smoke is actually vapor, all the hardware would fry in minutes
- requires 220v input to work

... so it's a no go. Do you know any other device that can be used?
Thank you!
post #2 of 30
You could put some incense candles in there.
post #3 of 30
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Originally Posted by Unstableiser View Post

You could put some incense candles in there.

Incense has additives in it, causing the smell. Would it cause sticky build up like cigarette smoke? I honestly don't know of anything that can do what you ask without damaging the system. I looked into it for one of my previous builds and I really didn't find anything. I looked into cheap fog machines and smoke machines, but they too had the vapor issue.
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post #4 of 30
A model train smoke generator might work.
post #5 of 30
What about dry ice in water? Or is that the vapor issue again?
post #6 of 30
Releasing more CO2 is not exactly harmless. The place be decently ventilated , and i'm guessing due temperature of dice there might still be some condesate
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A model train smoke generator might work.
thinking.gif Never thought of that personally, could be a possibility since model trains are low voltage appliances.

EDIT: A quick Google expedition shows them using a Petroleum based liquid to produce the smoke which leaves a residue.
Edited by Terrere - 4/15/13 at 9:16am
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post #8 of 30
Where do you want it in the case?
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Where do you want it in the case?

The bottom would be perfect smile.gif But I think the best option I have is with vapor. So at least I'd have to find a way to insulate the PSU, and I'm not sure the vapor wouldn't reach the upper part of the case. Maybe a fan would help to disperse it?
post #10 of 30
If I am correct there are some kinds of incense which contain purely smoke with barely any harmful additives and do not leave behind residue. Also with fans in place the smoke would merely escape leaving literally nothing behind.
If I do find any more methods I will keep you posted biggrin.gif

Very cool idea. Potential smoke themed build perhaps? thinking.gif
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