Laptops' CPU and GPU overheat a lot sometimes, and If you don't want to watercool, you can add fans! In this I'll be showing you how to make your own laptop cooler! You'll need the following:
Some kind of building material (Try for plexiglass or Lexan)
DC Power Supply
All of these you can obtain through eBay or the dump. I got my soldering iron, solder,switches, and wire from Radioshack, the fans and DC power supply from eBay. The links are below:
DC Supply - http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-100-240V-DC-12V-Adapter-Converter-Power-Supply-New-/270575442566?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3eff8d9a86 (It has 1000MA of power AKA: 1A)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190468751856&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT (Not the best airflow, but it was cheap, if you want a better fan go buy one.)
Now, the number of fans you want to use is up to you, just make sure you have enough AMPS on your supply.
Step 1: Step 1-Preparing
Now the first thing you'll want to do is take your fans, chop off that molex plug, leaving only the red and black wire. Strip the red and black wire, and do the same for the power supply. Now we're going to tin the tips of each wire, basically put some solder on each one.