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Had a problem with my server drives overheating, as well as the processor during moderate loads, so yesterday morn, I got up and attacked it. The pretty neon fan didn't last, as it just didn't push enough air. I swapped it for an equal sized Antec 3-speed, and also a smaller Antec in the front of the server behind the door, pushing. Hot glued that one to the inside of the door heheh.

I'm a bit negative on flow, especially since the one in the front doesn't really have a grill, and it's blowing against the metal frame with not a lot of holes. Not sure if I want to weaken the frame by cutting those out to reduce resistance; It's really loud in the front. I'm also tempted to move the top fan to the outside to cover my haphazard cutting.

With 7 drives, a cdrom, zip drive, and 2 power supplies, there's a lot of cables and blockage in there. I may spend some time this week attempting to manage the mayhem a little better. It's just messy with all those cables....


On those notes, due to all the pet hair, and this sitting in the floor not far from the back door, I'm also wondering about swapping the top fan to a positive flow instead of negative, which should reduce the amount of "debris" that gets suctioned into the case. Is this reasonable thinking?
 
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@Ahhzz I prefer positive, for just that reason. I can't always accomplish that, since my current farm is mostly all oem cases but, when I build a box....

It is usually at least 2 to 1 positive. I have no idea if that is the preferred way to build for cooling but, I have yet to throttle any of my previous builds using overclocked AMD CPU's, that have all been relegated to being parts boxes now. Or, have been donated.
 
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Multiple mods here. The power cord was a 12 volt charger from a power drill repurposed and sleeved ala natr0n. The modem is ice cold now.
 
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Multiple mods here. The power cord was a 12 volt charger from a power drill repurposed and sleeved ala natr0n. The modem is ice cold now.
For that application I would get a blower fan.. It's all good though, if it works, it works.
 
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A USB powered fan should work for routers as most seem to have USB ports.
 
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@natr0n is that a plastic coated wire twist tie I spy wound around that fans power cable ? naughty naughty if it is please use velcro or zip ties never use thin wire or you stand the chance of creating an transformer of sorts
 
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@natr0n is that a plastic coated wire twist tie I spy wound around that fans power cable ? naughty naughty if it is please use velcro or zip ties never use thin wire or you stand the chance of creating an transformer of sorts
Yeah,I will use a zip. Never thought of that.
 
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@natr0n is that a plastic coated wire twist tie I spy wound around that fans power cable ? naughty naughty if it is please use velcro or zip ties never use thin wire or you stand the chance of creating an transformer of sorts
For DC power it is a non-issue as transformers can't work with DC, only AC and the fan is DC
 
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For DC power it is a non-issue as transformers can't work with DC, only AC and the fan is DC
Yeah you reckon well someone better tell that to my mate who's PC caught fire because of the exact same thing a few years back then and I said Transformer like situation not will become a transformer however it works it caused a fire to start inside the PC case
 
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Nice but ouch, in here you gonna lose it after days
If somebody steals it - yes. This PCB is quite thick compared to new Intel CPU's, so it will last for quite a while. Besides, I mostly have one or two keys on one keychain, so there's no extra weight and no unnecessary bulkiness.
 
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This belongs here, I posted this on "your PC ATM"..

My HTPC, I didn't get the PSU installation plate (Define XL as case) so I had to make something out. :D



Works as fk. :toast:

PCI slot covers stolen from my old Phanteks case. :D
 
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This belongs here, I posted this on "your PC ATM"..

My HTPC, I didn't get the PSU installation plate (Define XL as case) so I had to make something out. :D



Works as fk. :toast:

PCI slot covers stolen from my old Phanteks case. :D
That is some serious out-of-box thinking, works well I'll bet!
 
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Multiple mods here. The power cord was a 12 volt charger from a power drill repurposed and sleeved ala natr0n. The modem is ice cold now.

i took a 40mm fan i ordered from a guy on Ebay who 3D prints them, and mounted it on the rear of my Asus AC66u/w, right over a hole in the casing i cut out to help with heat dissipation. works like a charm. i modded the fans cord onto a old USB cord, and it plugs into the router its cooling.

 
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This belongs here, I posted this on "your PC ATM"..

My HTPC, I didn't get the PSU installation plate (Define XL as case) so I had to make something out. :D
Works as fk. :toast:

PCI slot covers stolen from my old Phanteks case. :D
10/10.
 
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Some experiments in evaporative cooling :D

First is direct die water cooling A PIII 866MHz, I later re-did this with alcohol with much better results.

Second is a thermosiphon cooler made from an old AIO, no pump in this thing. When the alcohol boils it rises into the condenser which condenses the alcohol and then it returns back to the cpu block.
Managed to run a P4 631 @ 4.5GHz 1.45V around 80C.
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Some experiments in evaporative cooling :D

First is direct die water cooling A PIII 866MHz, I later re-did this with alcohol with much better results.

Second is a thermosiphon cooler made from an old AIO, no pump in this thing. When the alcohol boils it rises into the condenser which condenses the alcohol and then it returns back to the cpu block.
Managed to run a P4 631 @ 4.5GHz 1.45V around 80C.
I wonder how much efficiency you're losing by having it so far away? In other words, I wonder how much of the alcohol is condensing in the vapor line?

I suppose 80C good enough, considering you can't possibly get lower than 78C since that's the boiling point of ethanol, so still definitely impressive. But since we're talking experiments here, I don't see any reason not to take it as far as it will go lol. Maybe cut those lines and put the rad closer to the processor so the gas has less distance to travel and you might be able to shave off a degree or so.
 
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I wonder how much efficiency you're losing by having it so far away? In other words, I wonder how much of the alcohol is condensing in the vapor line?

I suppose 80C good enough, considering you can't possibly get lower than 78C since that's the boiling point of ethanol, so still definitely impressive. But since we're talking experiments here, I don't see any reason not to take it as far as it will go lol. Maybe cut those lines and put the rad closer to the processor so the gas has less distance to travel and you might be able to shave off a degree or so.
Not worth improving upon that design. If I wanted to do it right I'd make a system capable of withstanding high pressure and use R134-a refrigerant instead of alcohol.
 
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