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Seen this case it uses a pelt to cool the case, I wonder how good it works and how hard it would be to make something like this.

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I've had my eye on that case for some time now.

I hope that another member has had first-hand experience with it, and is willing to comment....

It is on my wishlist.... toward the bottom. That is one of the problems of having a budget...
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I've read reviews of this case ... will try and find some and add them in a bit.

Unfortunately, the review(s) I've seen have not been too favorable.

They did report a slight cooling effect from the pelt/AC system but as with so many of the consumer pelt products ... it was just too ineffecient.

I'll try and dig up the review in a sec ...
    
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It would be nice if you could just buy the little unit to install in any case or make your own using a bigger pelt.
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post #5 of 7
Here's some reviews; after reading around, I think I might have been thinking about a front panel installable air conditioner (that looks like a flash gordon space ship or something and that sticks out the front of your case) instead of this particular turnkey case package.

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review (favorable): http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=2668

review (semi favorable): http://www.pcmoddingmy.com/e107_plug...?content.255.8

review (favorable): http://www.atruereview.com/nextherm_case/index.php

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And there's more ...

I'm pretty sure I was initially thinking of an AC type thing that installs into the front of your existing case ... as most of the reviews I just found were pretty good.

Thanks for the post!

    
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Here's some I found on the internet one uses two pelts, I might try something like this it would just use the air in the case that would mean no dust
Couple CPU coolers and a pelt.
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post #7 of 7
It still brings up the unavoidable: what happens to the heat that the unit produces? The unit (any sub-ambient cooling unit) produces more heat than it does cooling - it is the law (for now... ). It gets transferred into the ambient environment.

In my situation, that is a rather small room (15' x 30'...approx.). It would probably start to get rather warm.

During Winter I do not need to run a heater - ever. I just leave my systems running (3-4). During the Summer is gets swealtering hot.

I think that my situtation might kill that A/C case without an airconditioner in the room. ...
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