Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by legoman666, 24 Aug 2003.
that looks absolutely awesome man... the front panel looks great i cant wait to see more
I see you have it all braced together? Did you glue it together already? Before you stain it? Looks really sweet in any case. Will really go well with other good looking furniture..
yeah, it's all braced together while the glue is drying... massive clampage
Hmm.. I'm surprised that you didn't stain it first though. Would think it would be more of a pain in the ass to stain AFTER being glued. Oh well. Keep the updates comin!
woohoo, got my 4 1/2" acrylic tube for my duct. thist way, ill have no fan on the heatsink itself, just a duct that blows directly to it.
as you can see, it fits perfectly on my 120mm fan
Been watching this from your first post, and I'm hooked.
Very high quality woodwork going on here, and attention to detail is excellent. Keep up the great work
Look forward to seeing the fan and ducting in place
You'll have to seal the edges around the fan otherwise a lot of air will go through there. I would suggest a very powerful fan for your fan duct though. The longer the distance the fan has to push the air the harder is becomes.
the duct itself will only be 5.5" long which is roughly 14cm for all you metric people, it will be sealed and have a 120mm fan blowing through it, so i think it should be fine
with what it sounds like you're doing, try the fan both ways once you have it mounted to see if you get better temperatures with the duct drawing air OUT of the heat sink instead of blowing in!
ive heard that you get better temps if you blow into the heat sink but i'll give it a shot all the same
Realy depends. I would not know exactaly how do pre-judge the preformance in this "case" (bad pun realy not intended), as the fan is further away from the heatsink, therefore decreasing the air velocity when it hits the hs...
I think you would get better preformance with mounting the fan directly to the hs and mounting the duct on the side, so the fan gets fresh air yet doesn't have to push it so far to do the acutal cooling.
Dunno, I'm interested to see if it works or not
You've got to seal the pipe to the motherboard. Use c moulding that makes firm contact with the mobo on the bottom of the tube.
Then make intake holes in the path of airflow in the case, and have the fan sucking out.
or vice versa.
Then be sure to seal it against the 120mm fan, try sourcing another 120mm fan, cut it's frame in half and mount the tube to that. Seal it and make it smooth to minimize turbulence as well.
Then get one of the anti-vibration sillicone jobbies to put between tube's fan frame and the fram of your working 120mm fan, to ensure a tight seal.
The best idea would really be to put a fan on the heatsink. But spinning really slowly, just enough to push air half way up the tube [ or pull it half way down ]. So either fan does half the work and the air moves just as well.
I had this really good and clear last night, but the internet went down after I hit post
really amazing project
keep up teh good work on this
Interesting to see how this turns out
Holy crap dude. Very nice work there. That is truly beautiful. I cant wait till its done.
Worked a little on the top of the case, trimed the trim, glued it all together. It will not be glued onto the top, this is done so that it is removable and gives me access to the actual case inside. Anyways, here's the pics...
Looking sweet, I like the way the slats have come out... very bee-hivey!
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