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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Soylent Joe, May 19, 2010.

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    @AsRock - Is that a laptop cooler on top of your receiver? :laugh:
     
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    Yes lol, summers on it's way and flipped the 220mm fan so it sucks air from the unit although the unit already has it's own 120mm fan sucking air out it's just i thought it was not enough and wanted to got a wider area and not just the front right side of it..

    Main thing now it's stays real cool. I used to use it under the PS3 but as seen as we don't use that much i thought what the hell.
     
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    I only noticed because I'm in the same boat. :roll:
     
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    Sweet, but why would you want to blow just inside the unit ?. It's much easier to clean the side\under vents than having to take the unit apart.

    Mines on a USB hub so only 5v but still does the job.. Be cool to pick on of those thermal switches well a correctly working one anyways.
     
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    The fans placement is relative to where all the hot bits are. The digital I/O board and the amplifiers are the hottest bits and that's what the fan is directly aimed at. A fan or two on the sides seems like a good idea but it'd need to be decently powerful to make a difference and power means noise. I never thought about putting a fan underneath the unit but it wouldn't cool the digital I/O board and that bit gets very hot.

    Dust hasn't been an issue. The fan is rarely on, regardless of whether that stupid thermal switch is working. :laugh:

    The fans placement is brutally effective, within a couple minutes the whole thing is quite cool. I still haven't come up with a proper solution for the thermal switch/thermostat, apart from using a microcontroller :laugh:.

    EDIT: Errr-- I simply must remember to google things :D http://www.apogeekits.com/thermostat.htm
     
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    Well i surly hope it's cool with that on it lol.. I have one of those fans on the side of my case lol.

    And it's 28c here and the A/V is is barely warm and only using 5v on the fan by sucking that heat out away from the unit.

    But yes the heats all at that front\front right side.

    Shame there is a 3 year warranty on mine still or i would of had it in peices with a bunch of heatsinks to stick to it hahaha.
     
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    O yeah there was another reason i put the fan how i did ( output ) was due to the fan already in the unit sucking air out which is a Rexus fan.
     
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    Here's an update on my previously existing HT.

    [​IMG]

    I did a panoramic shot to get some of the LOTR posters in it haha. There's two more on the remaining wall.

    [​IMG]

    Specs for the techie stuffs are as follows:
    Samsung 46D6000 with 6 pairs of 3d glasses
    Yamaha RX-A800 amp
    L&R: B&W CDM 7NT
    Center: B&W CDM CNT
    Surrounds: B&W CDM 1NT
    Surround Back: Paradigm Cinema ADP
    Subs: B&W ASW 650 and (not seen in picture) Acoustech H100
    Power Center: Monster HDP 2500
    Others: Wii and PS3 :)
     
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    very nice. I just bought the Paradigm ADP-190 V.6
     
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    Good purchase. They're great speakers for the money! I've got my paradigm cinemas upstairs for the living room/kitchen study surround and for 1/5 the cost of the mains they certainly sound good.
     
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    Still a work in progress but atm I have the following setup at the moment!

    32" Samsung LCD TV (LE32B450)
    2 Xbox 360's (One which has a kinect setup and sports, movies etc. via Sky TV with Xbox remote)
    PS3
    My PC with 4 external hard drives connected (Full of .mkv 1080p movies, tv programmes and music)
    Onkyo 2.1 HTX22 HDX Surround Sound (Has an active sub and HDMI throughput)
    Satellite Echolink receiver :wtf:

    I also use wireless logitech keyboard, mouse and remote! :D
     

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