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    Neoprene fan shroud for air cooler - quieter and more effecient

    Annoyed with the vibration and humming caused by the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, I decided on a little modding.

    Requirements: 38mm fan clips and 15mm thick self-adhesive neoprene

    Results: 3c lower temperatures and vibration eliminated



    The megahalems bending inwards is preventing a complete seal, but it still works fine.



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    Last edited by sadbuttrue; 15-06-2011 at 03:05 PM.

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    Re: Neoprene fan shroud for air cooler - quieter and more effecient

    Good idea with the neoprene, I make thin washers from wine bottle corks and find that they are quite efficient when it comes to deadening vibration (I use them wherever I need to use a screw).

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    Re: Neoprene fan shroud for air cooler - quieter and more effecient

    Interesting, I wouldn't expect that to have any effect on air flow and thus temperatures.
    Removing vibration yes and noise from vibration yes, air flow no.

    If the cooler face was flat and thus you're preventing air leaking from the edges I'd under stand lower temperatures.

    I've done the same before but with Akasa Paxmate cut into thin strips and stuck around the edges of a fan to make a gasket.

    You'll still have vibrations fed into the cooler via the clips, but it sounds like the issue was the fan vibrating against the body of the cooler.

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