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Build your own thermal sensor ram cooler

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by technicks, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. technicks

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    I needed one so i build my own.:D

    -2 x 40mmfan
    -1 Antec 900 front bay cover.
    -1 x thermal sensor with LED reading and 2 diodes.

    I had a few extra front covers laying around + a couple 40mm fans and a thermal sensor salvaged from my Antec hd cooler.
    It contains 2 diodes and 2 fan connectors so it's really a neat thing
    I taped the inside of the cover with some foam tape so the fans would stay in place.
    Mounted the fans and the thermal sensor. Once i connected them i tried to keep the wires as far in as possible, So they would not touch the ram.
    Going to fix this when i get the new fans. Then i will shorten and solder them. I bend the sides of the cover so i can click them over the edge of the ram. So it it will stay in place.
    Pretty simple really. Took me about a hour to make this.


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    thats awesome, dude. Really creative. how cool does it keep your ram?
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    I put the sensors between the ram and it gives me a reading of 32/36.
    Pretty nice. Before it was hot on the touch. Now it is nicely cool.:D
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    One thing however technicks, I would highly recommend against you keeping that dust filter at the back of the case. Theres no point in an outake filter since there is no dust coming in, what you are doing is reducing the suction of the fan!. The filters should be installed on the intakes instead (front of case).
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    That could be but why do i clean the filter every week? Because it is dusty. ;)
    Do remember that i have a large fan on the top of my case so i don't really care about the suction of the fan. I picks up fine dust that otherwise gets blown into the room again.

    This way i don't have to clean my desk every day.:D

    Btw i also have one on the front intake fan.

    Oh yeah if you don't have anything usefull to say about my ram cooler go and harass someone else.:nutkick::p
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    That is awesome man, I love the way you made it. Good to see people improvising to make their stuff better :toast:
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    I just ordered two 40 mm silent Akasa fans on Ebay.
    The blue one is ok but the other black fan is driving me nuts. :laugh:
    I don't want any more lights in the case so i went for silence.:D

    Once i have them i will shorten the cables and solder them so the wires look a bit neater.
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    That's a sweet idea; what did it cost you to make?
    I'm thinking if I can save money and get performance like that of a dominator RAM cooler...
    money saved :toast:
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    haha i made something almost identical, 2 actually, one with 3x 40mm fans, one with 2x80mm fans, the 2x80mm fans take the ram from hot to cold, literally, even at 2.5-2.6volts!!! :)

    heres the 3x 40mm fans verwsion (currently using the 2x80mm fans, the fans came from old p4 heatsinks and they air flow is crazy ;) )

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    Well it costed me $10 for the new fans that i ordered.
    I was looking at those ram coolers but i saw a problem that would not let me fit one onto my ram. The distance between the ram and the vcard is very little in my case. So it would have touched the vcard.
    And they don't have a thermal sensor either.:D
    Besides it kept me busy for some time.:)
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    That :rockout::laugh:
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Do you have a step by step on how to make this?
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    great minds think alike ;)

    glad someone else thought to do this, and its SO easy!! it literally dropped 15C off the temperature of my ram, i actually opted to use the 3x40mm for an exhaust on a meanwell peltier psu, and used the 2x80mm for my ram. the difference is unbelievable
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    heres the 2x intel 80mm fan ram cooler, sanded off one side for aesthetics:

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    got a ram clip system im working on glueing onto the cooler, but i dont think i really need it as it sits snugly between my cpu cooler and the mobo power cables

    edit: v nice fitting the thermal sensor display to the cooler, i have mine remotely linked to a front panel temp display
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    I updated the fist post.:)
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    Yeah the temps are great now.
    It lowered my ram temps by 15 degrees.:rockout: Which also results in a lower case temp.:)
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    wewt, ditto ;) :toast:

    why buy crap when we KNOW we can do it cheaper and BETTER :rockout:
    2x 15c drops in ram temps from simple ram cooler creations says it all
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    I want one, but then I couldnt see my leds....Hmm I wonder if only sides blowing down might work.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I have no idea on my ram temps. I do know that 2.5 is hot to the touch......
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    I can still see my tracer led's when using the 80mm fan cooler, which as good since i didnt pay for bleedin non-blinky RAM modules :p
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    then i GARUNTEE copying one of our fan coolers will make ur ram cold to the touch.

    im scared to take it off lols!

    the ram heats up very quickly without it!
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    Yeah and i wanted to buy a Thermalright HR 07 duo hi/low for my ram.
    That would have set me back $100.:roll:
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    BTW @technicks:

    im sorry if i came across as hijacking your thread, just came back from b-day pub session, apologies!
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    No problems m8 i didn't even see it that way. Just nice to see that it really works.:D

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