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Thread: Icy-flo - THE solution to this summer's heat

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    Icy-flo - THE solution to this summer's heat

    Let's get one thing out of the way first. If you don't have to be inside, then don't be inside. If you're working during the week and the office has no air-con, this one's for you. However, if you're moaning about the heat because it's making you sweat while playing Oblivion, get the hell outside, find some friends (IRL, LOL) and enjoy the weather.

    Now then, you've tried opening every door and window, and you've tried working with the laptop outside, but that damn sunlight just kills your ability to see the screen. Sounds like you've done exactly the same as me, and we're all still roasting. Time for a more inventive solution.

    So, I did a quick scout about the room and in a matter of moments devised a way of freeing myself from a sweat-ridden day.

    First up, I dug out my old watercooling (no water required for this creation, though.)



    I just needed the fan off the radiator. It's a Panasonic Panaflo FBA12G12H, that makes it a quiet, but decent flow-rate 12cm fan; or it would be if the bearing wasn't knackered. Instead it's a noisy, decent flow-rate 12cm fan, especially once I re-pinned it to run at 12V, having spent its previous life at 5V, oh well!

    Next bit of kit, something to power it:



    Ah yes, the venerable Icy-Box. I still use it as a backup drive, but for now it'll have to serve another role...



    Give me your 12V powah!

    From here on in it's simple. Plug the fan into the molex, situate the fan where desired, then power up the Icy-Box.



    I call it the Icy-Flo, for obvious reasons, and you know what? It's awesome! Now I'm sitting comfortably, providing I keep my fingers away from the Icy-Flo, in which case my typing ability might be severely impeded.

    Digg me!
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    pah... real men use 32" fans..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel
    pah... real men use 32" fans..
    Sorry, didn't have access to this fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Sorry, didn't have access to this fan.
    lol I had some huge fans running the window sils over the weekend (mains powered) but really it's just moving hot air around Yet another year where i toy with the idea of fitting aircon
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    Hmm... may just try that. Tried it last year with four 80mm fans wired together at the corners (although that mostly got used to keep my Shuttle cool). This year, UPGRADE!

    Plus, seeing as the only time I'll need it is when I'm sat next to my computer, I can just run it straight off the power supply.

    On second thoughts, I might have to get a set of fanguards as well, just to be on the safe side.
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    Heh, /. think they smoked the server..

    Although they did give you a fair slapping for plugging a fan into a DC supply
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    harr 4x 120mm fans and a psu = blissfull air



    Ok
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    ta
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    I just bought a fan from town instead *hangs head in shame*

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    It's possible to run a fan off a USB cable if you splice it. I've run an 80mm fan off of 5V this way before, with varying degrees of success .
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    When I saw the meniton of watercooling, I thought you were going to announce the first 'waterblock' for the human body.

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    This thread must be getting some serious linkage from somewhere!

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    Imagine using 4 of those HUGE 250 mm case fan's used on the Xclio case and a few molex splitters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    Heh, /. think they smoked the server..

    Although they did give you a fair slapping for plugging a fan into a DC supply
    I don't blame the Slashdot people moaning about it being a crap article (except the offensive ones); it's just a blog entry after all. However, I can't believe the editors posted it.

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