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Here's my ghetto air-rig. It's a 2005 HP Media Center PC in silver, and I absolutely love the clean look of that casing.
However, it doesn't go much in the way of cooling, and so, I have decided to add some fans - ghetto style.

Here's the PC's side panel. I hooked up a 120mm CoolerMaster R4 lookalike fan (they call it the A12025 something something) as well as a 60mm Globe Fan as side intakes. They are held on and sealed at the edges with Blu-Tack. The reason being so that warm air will not be taken in thru the gaps - only fresh, cool air.




Here's some hard drive cooling. The blower fan intakes hot air from the bottom of the drive, and pushes it past the CPU cooler, to the rear exhaust.



The best part of this ghetto-rigging is that the system looks nearly stock.
This is what it looks like when the External Media Drive Bay door is open. I had to remove the Media Drive Bay cage to give the blower enough airspace.



And here's when it's closed. Looks completely stock.


Now, where's my rep.
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post #62 of 77
I call it... Negative pressure ftw?

This is just a case... with loads of fans on it, what you cant see at the moment in this photo is a desk fan running as an exhaust (when its under my desk) Temps are lower than when i had a netrual Fan setup,

Its like this whilst i mod out my other case and i cant be asked to fit everything to take it back off, only for a week or two... i give you THE FAN MACHINE!!!





Rep me if you like my rig xD
post #63 of 77
nice cm690 mod.....lol
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Originally Posted by Gamersunited22 View Post
I call it... Negative pressure ftw?
Wouldn't that be positive pressure since you have like a billion fans intaking air? lolz nice btw.
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I guess I'm going to swap that 60mm Globe for a 60mm NMB undervolted to 5V... The Globe fan is drying out and not really pushing a lot of air.
Well, at least not more than the NMB.
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post #66 of 77
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Originally Posted by liberalelephant View Post
Wouldn't that be positive pressure since you have like a billion fans intaking air? lolz nice btw.
Well i dunno what it is... lol possitve is loads of intake fans with a tightly sealed case... this is just retarded xD

And yep its a cm690 temp home for my rig until i get my Cosmos s Sorted

I think this is better than any cooling solutution xD
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4890 ZSFC, took off the plastic shroud, applied NT-H1, added this fan onto the heatsink and core temps are down 5-6 degrees, memory down almost 10. Now just need to get a side fan.
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*bump*
I think this thread deserves some extra attention now smile.gif
post #69 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo;8184721 
Here's my ghetto air-rig. It's a 2005 HP Media Center PC in silver, and I absolutely love the clean look of that casing.
However, it doesn't go much in the way of cooling, and so, I have decided to add some fans - ghetto style.

Here's the PC's side panel. I hooked up a 120mm CoolerMaster R4 lookalike fan (they call it the A12025 something something) as well as a 60mm Globe Fan as side intakes. They are held on and sealed at the edges with Blu-Tack. The reason being so that warm air will not be taken in thru the gaps - only fresh, cool air.

Image003-2.jpg


Here's some hard drive cooling. The blower fan intakes hot air from the bottom of the drive, and pushes it past the CPU cooler, to the rear exhaust.

Image004.jpg

The best part of this ghetto-rigging is that the system looks nearly stock.
This is what it looks like when the External Media Drive Bay door is open. I had to remove the Media Drive Bay cage to give the blower enough airspace.

Image005.jpg

And here's when it's closed. Looks completely stock. biggrin.gif
Image006.jpg

Now, where's my rep. tongue.gifband.gif

I have the exact same case for my cheepo budget build redface.gif
Cooler Master 212+ BARELY fits in it.
I totally removed the left bay thing and just let the hd rest on the bottom of the case.
Believe it or not, that case actually has cable management eek.gif
I really need a new case. That thing is making me mad in terms of airflow and removing the motherboard or other parts.
    
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How to get another 4°C out of the NH-D14 and some great VRM cooling:
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Added a Delta AFB1212HHE-PWM (not too loud and PWM controlled - inaudible at low speed) to blow on the side of the cooler and the mobo. It's mounted very low so that it almost touches the mobo components so much of the airflow hits the socket and the bottom of the heatpipes. The RAMs are cooler too.
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