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cheers dracconus, and yes I have learned a lot about airflow this year.
it is my own fault for getting an m-Atx board, but the Gryphon was priced just right and had that 'military' theme that goes with my green C70,
not that you can see it under all the components 'DOH'
    
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Originally Posted by BakerMan1971 View Post

well there are some insane ghetto mods on here, but I will share my little one which was kind of a cooling experiment.



I wanted to reduce the heat radiating from my GTX570 onto my CPU heatsink, thinking if I put it further away it would run the rig cooler. The riser cable cost me about £2
also the fan to the right is held on with old motherboard mounts acting as bolt recipients on the other side of threadless holes.

It made NO difference to temperatures or performance mad.gif
I'll tell ya something. Natural convection still does not happen here. Heat will not radiate from the GPU to the CPU no matter how close tongue.gif The fan is really carrying the heat away from the heatsink but sucks if you bought a top-down GPU and you don't have a side EXHAUST fan
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I'll tell ya something. Natural convection still does not happen here. Heat will not radiate from the GPU to the CPU no matter how close tongue.gif The fan is really carrying the heat away from the heatsink but sucks if you bought a top-down GPU and you don't have a side EXHAUST fan

yep, totally agree, the learning process has been enlightening to say the least.
until this year I was convinced that hot air would rise and top exhausts were a must, as back then as you correctly advised me DaveLT air goes where you push it smile.gif

Being a 570 the back (top in case) of the card gets very warm, too warm to touch as the core hits 80c, which is normal for that old part, and I had visions of my big heatsink on my cpu picking up some of that heat, of course I have proven myself wrong, and learned a valuable lesson for the future smile.gif

I also now have a spare pci-e x16 riser cable rolleyes.gif
    
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yep, totally agree, the learning process has been enlightening to say the least.
until this year I was convinced that hot air would rise and top exhausts were a must, as back then as you correctly advised me DaveLT air goes where you push it smile.gif

Being a 570 the back (top in case) of the card gets very warm, too warm to touch as the core hits 80c, which is normal for that old part, and I had visions of my big heatsink on my cpu picking up some of that heat, of course I have proven myself wrong, and learned a valuable lesson for the future smile.gif

I also now have a spare pci-e x16 riser cable rolleyes.gif

Maybe you can place the GPU sideways (parallel with the side panel). Open up a vent hole on the side panel so the fan of the GPU will get fresh air directly for the side intake. Careful when opening the side panel though biggrin.gif.
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Maybe you can place the GPU sideways (parallel with the side panel). Open up a vent hole on the side panel so the fan of the GPU will get fresh air directly for the side intake. Careful when opening the side panel though biggrin.gif.

Cheers for the suggestion, but I modded my side panel to get rid of fan grille holes, plus I don't think the cable is long enough for that to work.
it was a nice little inexpensive experiment, and should a friend require a modified build in the future the cable will be available smile.gif
    
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ALL you got to do is buy a BOW and put it on top XD strips are stickers or unpainted areas

unpainted areas. i used tape to cover that area.
     
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... I think devising a shroud out of cardboard, and aluminum foil (inside the cardboard shroud) ...

What would be the purpose of that inner aluminum foil lining? headscratch.gif
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... I think devising a shroud out of cardboard, and aluminum foil (inside the cardboard shroud) ...

What would be the purpose of that inner aluminum foil lining? headscratch.gif

Aluminum is IR reflective, so redirects EM Radiated Heat back toward it's source, you can use is to improve the efficiency of a heat shroud, but in a PC, most of the heat is carried as KE in the air, so I would consider Aluminum as a bad idea due to it's conductive properties.
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WOW! I think you win the thread for cooling a computer with one fan and a rock xD how long did that beauty of a fix work for anyways?

Once it hit rock bottom, the computer (Huey) ran reliably. Prior to that, the PSU had fried my two 400 GB hard drives within a span of two weeks. One of the times, I even saw a blue spark and a little puff of smoke. Fortunately, a really cool guy at work, who had a side business building, repairing, and blogging about computers, more or less offered me a free one, which I eventually accepted. It was AM3 based system that I named Dolemite. I upgrade him whenever I have a few extra bucks.

This is Dolemite on his 2nd birthday. I got him a new 4 TB hard drive (because I can't afford Western Digital).

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My old store-bought Hewlett Packard Pavilion was about 10 years old when parts started failing. I was broke and didn't have any money to replace the parts.

The fan in the power supply was fried, so I took the case fan and taped it to the PSU. Otherwise, the PSU would get hot turn off after 5 minutes. The case fan had previously blown air through a duct onto the CPU's heat sink, and was the only working fan in the system. To compensate for the lack of air over the Pentium4 chip, I moved the power supply, with its taped on case fan, over to the P4's heatsink, and both units shared the same fan. Of course, that couldn't have been the end of my problems.

One of the parts that attached the heatsink to the Pentium4 had snapped off. Without pressure between the CPU and heatsink, the chip overheated and turned off. To get the pressure back on the heatsink, I taped two stone bookends together, and placed them on top of the PSU, which was resting on the heatsink. The rocks were secured with tape.


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