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Suggestions for computer *desk* cooling fan.

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Crawford, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Crawford

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    Just got in a new desk which has a slot for the computer tower. There is very little ventilation, though, and the computer along with the cable modem really get hot, especially if I have the door shut.

    I want to install a fan in the back of the desk. I was thinking of cutting a hole in the top of the back panel and attaching a fan there. It needs to be very quiet and run on 120 V. Any suggestions or ideas???
     
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  3. PeterS

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    Take the metal shell off your computer and store it out of the way. Buy two 90 or 92mm 120V DC fans that will give 80-100CFM. Cut a hole in the wood in back of the computer. Mount the fan to blow in the direction of the Mother Board. Drill a clean hole pattern (1/4") in the front door. Mount the second fan to the inside of the door, exhausting OUT. This should keep things lice and cool.
     
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    It doesn't run on AC but you can plug it right into your computer and it will start when you turn on your computer.
     
  5. C. Losito

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    Don't they make cooling fans that plug into spare PCI slots?
     

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