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Guide Easy HDD-cooler

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Jipa, 20 Apr 2005.

  1. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Hi, I'm not sure if this came to right place, but here it is anyway! I did today hdd-cooler for one disc. Dunno what to say so lets go on with pics.

    Here's heatsink I used. HDD sawn in pics died by natural causes ;) (It's 800M)

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    Now cut heatsink to two pieces, one for both sides, ofcourse. I did by cutting sink halfway by handsaw and then bended it.

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    Made this to show myself where should HDD sit. Then I marked holeplaces and drilled three holes to both sinks.

    Kinkyest part of mod was measuring right lenght for M5-bars. Right lenght with my sinks was about 20cm. I suggest to first cut a bit too long, that can be cutted again later...

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    All parts we need. Then assembling.

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    Doesn't look bad at all IMHO.Those things between sink and bolt made fastening easier 'cause bolt didn't drop between sink's layers (I'm really sorry my bad english :hehe: )

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    Bottom of whole thing. I taped those to reject shorties on HDD's board.


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    Cooler sitting on my PSU with war... err.. hmm.. schoolthing-HDD in it ;)


    I hope someone found something good in this mod. Atleast it's better than no sink at all.

    That's all for now, next time I'll use thinner sinks and maybe add some rubber to kill resonances. :clap:
     
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  2. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Minimodder

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    nice cooler, looks a little wide for a 5 1/4 bay, but above your PSU, with a fan in that position, it looks like it would cool it good!
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I noticed that wideproblem too late :D Next version'll fit nicer..

    And as I said (atleast ment to say) It'll have capacity for two or three HDD's.

    I'm planning to totally remod my case. Top of it will only include HDD's and fancontroller... And roof'll have large window, so I'll really think allso how cooler looks ;)
     
  4. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    Off topic// nice psu :rock: but you rearly need to tidy the wires up...

    ontopic// good mod how much has it reduced temps by?

    (use HD Tune to mesure hard disk temps if you don't already have a program to do that)
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Thanks, I like that PSU allso ;) I'll tidy wires when I'll mod that case and get green stuff from coolputer.fi :)

    And dunno about temps, HD has been out of case etc. So Dont really know where should I compare temps.

    And to all: Now It has Maxtor 160GB on it and still no some :clap:
    I'll measure and check temps sometime.
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Surfacetemps were about 25-27c. Heatsink were 25-26c

    Hottest point were an IC, 40c.

    I measured these by digital tempmeter (has been +/-1c when checking with other sensors/tempmeters)

    Should still measure surfacetemperatures without heatsink but I think that's too booring for me :blush: Lets say it lowers temps by 5c atleast.

    And oh. Roomtemperature during measurement were 19c.
     
  7. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    A lot of people from SPCR have done this, and I did it too. :)

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  8. rait

    rait What's a Dremel?

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    I made HDD-cooler in much easier way. took cd-rack or what ever it is where cd-rom is screwed to. cut it into two pieces screwed 2 hdd-s between and put a 12x12cm fan in front of them. temp 42->35 :thumb:
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  9. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    Really nice and original.

    <offtopic> What age are you, 16 ,17 ,18 ,19?
    Just asking cause my firend's going to move this summer to Rovaniemi.
     
  10. rait

    rait What's a Dremel?

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    me? 18.
    I don´t know if it is nice but good for my hdd-s.
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I'm 16 years. 17 at september..
     
  12. Gioz

    Gioz What's a Dremel?

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    where you buy this "alluminuim stick" for cooling Hd?

    i'm very interested to make one myself,my hd it's so hot......
     
  13. moddenmania

    moddenmania What's a Dremel?

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    nice I also mounted my hard drive on my mobo tray frees up some space :D
     
  14. mediacoretex

    mediacoretex What's a Dremel?

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    where did u get such a big heatsnink
     
  15. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    If that question about the "aluminum sticks" is for me, I tell you that I've ripped them off from an old beach chair, they were the arm rests. :D
    It's just a "|_|" shaped piece of aluminum.

    I've mounted it on the mobo tray bebause it's at the bottom of the case, were it's supposed to be the coolest spot, and also because it's very near my front intake, so it will always have fresh air. ;)
     
  16. Gioz

    Gioz What's a Dremel?

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    LoL

    right!
    i think i'll get from something broken :D
     
  17. ArmyAnt

    ArmyAnt What's a Dremel?

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    Where'd ya'll get the heatsink?
     
  18. mjd

    mjd What's a Dremel?

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    Would a imagine a SLOT1 passive heatsink would do the trick
     
  19. Skylined

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    It might work, give it a try. ;)
     
  20. Hazchem

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    you must really have some awesome armchairs
     
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