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Well i managed to get a half decent 92mm fan from an old power supply that seems to push alot of air.

My idea is this:

can i take a piece of tubing and place that over my HeatSink, leaving room for air to get in, then run that tubing up to the top of my case, then over the new fan, extracting the hot air from the HS?

also can i leave the original stock fan on? or should I remove it?

Here is a rough sketch of what i was thinking:




What you guys think? Worth it?

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post #2 of 11
I don't think it would make much of a difference unless the air outside of the case is much cooler than that of inside the case. You would want the air pumping into the case so that when it reaches the heatsink that it would blow across the fins.
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Someone did something like this with a Sythe Infinity. I'm sure if you search "Sythe Infinity Mod" you'll find it.
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I think it might work..

However I don't think the improvement will be worth it.

Mostly because of the sucktion/airflow that is lost in the tubing
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i did a mod on my case a few weeks ago. i didnt add any new fan I just cut an opening on my case and used cardboard to extended my big typhoon to get nothing but 100 fresh air. my load temps were 51C before and 41C after. i wouldn't suck in air from the rear of the case as it tends to be warmer. \\


so it worked for me!
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Well, ive got 2 80mm fans that im going to use for intake and exhaust in the bottom half ( yes I know theyre small, but i cant afford to get more fans )

this way there will be fresh cooler air coming in to go over the HS.

If i do this, what sort of stuff should I use for the tubing?
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Originally Posted by Unl33t View Post
Well, ive got 2 80mm fans that im going to use for intake and exhaust in the bottom half ( yes I know theyre small, but i cant afford to get more fans )

this way there will be fresh cooler air coming in to go over the HS.

If i do this, what sort of stuff should I use for the tubing?
I've seen some mods like that done with a dryer vent tube/hose
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Originally Posted by Unl33t View Post
Well, ive got 2 80mm fans that im going to use for intake and exhaust in the bottom half ( yes I know theyre small, but i cant afford to get more fans )

this way there will be fresh cooler air coming in to go over the HS.

If i do this, what sort of stuff should I use for the tubing?
want a 120? im sure i have an extra laying around here somewhere...
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want a 120? im sure i have an extra laying around here somewhere...
uhhhh. ok....


I have no idea how much shipping is for an item like that though.

If its too extreem, then ill prolly just get a couple eventually from over here.

If you could find out the shipping costs, then i might be interested
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If he is in Australia, then shipping won't be worth it, and it would be easier for him to just go buy his own...
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