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PokPok

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cpu fanducting
« on: October 11, 2002, 09:38:00 PM »

i am planning to do something similar to this

http://www.overclockersclub.com/fanduct.php

but i cant use my middle drive cage(cpu level) because of the floppy,

so i decided to use the bottom one(agp port level)

so i was assuming...if i wanted to duct it i would have to use alot of

right angles...will this effect the flow of the air to the CPU

significantly?

EDIT: crap...my ascii sh*t art dint work..

x24...plz help me do my ascii art the way you did...lol
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2002, 12:02:00 AM »

I wouldn't use plexi if you are going to have to make all of those right angles and such. I would just go to your local home store (HQ, Lowes, Home Depot) and get some kind of duct work or drain pipe and use that. I think i've seen a computer that had some metal looking duct pipes coming off the CPU fan and it looked awesome. But if you want to use plexi just get two pieces of plexi for the top and bottom of the "pipe" and use a heat gun to curve it to the angle you need. Then cut the sides as needed and bond them. Now if you were handy with the dremel.. get some aluminum roof flashing.. it comes in rolls at the stores mentioned above. It's cheap.. and easy to cut and bend. Just get a few screws to hold the seam shut. May even want to use some silicon sealer on it too for that extra "air tightness"
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2002, 02:28:00 AM »

I wouldnt make the right angles, that would seem to create turbulance, and the airflow will not be a smooth, flowing motion.  Although, i have a  solution!  Buy an adapter for your floppy and mount it in a cdrom bay.  I've seen these adapters for as low as $4 USD. Good luck
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2002, 07:52:00 AM »

i used my stove, and 2 tongs to bend my plexi lol
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2002, 04:14:00 PM »

K's right about the right angles...right angles and smooth airflow don't mix! Sharp angles will induce turbulence..even HVAC systems use rounded corners on air ducts whenever they can....
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2002, 04:52:00 PM »

i bought that flex tube stuff for dryers..at home depot, and i dont really notice a temp change...the thing is tho, my intake fan and cpu fan are the same and push 32 cfm.  should i get some more powerful fans?
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2002, 12:42:00 AM »

Slap one of these puppies on there...

http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/Akasa_Silver_Mountain/

I've got one on mine and it works great. It is loud as hell though. It has a Delta EH fan on it...so you pretty much have a vacuum cleaner moter on there. It cranks out 6,800 RPM while moving 37.6 CFM at a deafening 46.5 dba. Trust me it is loud... I can't sleep with the thing on.. and its in another room. LOL
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