This is a ridiculous way of cooling my Dell Inspiron 9100 notebook, but it also makes use of a spare power supply that I had lying around.
First off, if you're curious on how to use a power supply without a motherboard, go to this thread or visit my youtube video.
I used six 120mm fans and stacked them up on two rows.
To connect them, I used zip ties. However, the zip ties I had were not long enough to lock in place. So I used a glue gun to hold it. This way it is easy to replace them for future use.
It doesn't get much simpler than that. I could only use five out of the six because my old power supply has five molex connectors.
I did notice a drop of around 3C on all temperatures, but I was kind of hoping for more. It is a nice conjunction with my air conditioner duct.
Here is a Youtube link showing the gluing process and the fans in action.
Thanks to JoBlo69's suggestions, I decided to expose the internal components to allow better cooling. However, that would mean I would have no keyboard and mouse. That's no problem since I use external ones.
I've seen a drop of 5C without air conditioning, but a drop of 10C with air conditioning. My hard drive has had the biggest benefit with it staying at 29C.
Edited by Cerbera - 5/10/08 at 8:09pm