Instructables: exploring - technology - computers - cooling http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:19:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 Plexiglass Server Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexiglass-Server-Rack/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:54:45 PST
Laptop Cooling Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-2/
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:04:46 PDT
Cooling an enclosed computer desk - Ikea Alex http://www.instructables.com/id/Cooling-an-enclosed-computer-desk-Ikea-Alex/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 14:46:21 PDT
Super Cheap Computer Cooling Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Cheap-Computer-Cooling-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 Problem: My fiancee's Computer is constantly overheating and shutting itself down.  Solution: Cooling station built from supplies on hand. What you need: Standard USB cable or device with USB connector that you can salvage. Old computer fan Garden planter holder thingy (The white thing that serve...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:07:00 PDT
The 6 dollar water block from a standard stock heatsink http://www.instructables.com/id/The-6-dollar-AMDStock-Water-block-from-a-standard/
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Fri, 18 May 2012 04:16:19 PDT
graphics card cooling fan ! http://www.instructables.com/id/graphics-card-cooling-fan-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/VEYH/H0OJ5SMG/FF8VEYHH0OJ5SMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/VEYH/H0OJ5SMG/FF8VEYHH0OJ5SMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/VEYH/H0OJ5SMG/FF8VEYHH0OJ5SMG.SMALL.jpg Avadhut.Deshmukh this is an instructable for a graphics card cooling fan for extra cooling graphics card Fan and add cooling fan 1 tools & materials: 1.epoxy or hot glue 2.computer fan (the type in old power supplies and buy ) 3.connector to connect fan to power(CPU Power Supply) 4.dremel or band saw 5.plexiglass o...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 22:22:03 PDT
How to Make a Waterblock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Waterblock/
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:27:36 PST
Quietening an ethernet switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Quietening-an-ethernet-switch/
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:25:09 PST
Water Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Block/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SMALL.jpg mr. clean This is my homemade water block that I milled out of solid aluminum, I created it for cooling a TEC.
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 22:04:09 PDT
Liquid Cooled Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Liquid-Cooling-Computer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/1VGR/GMX1QFC6/FC31VGRGMX1QFC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/1VGR/GMX1QFC6/FC31VGRGMX1QFC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/1VGR/GMX1QFC6/FC31VGRGMX1QFC6.SMALL.jpg foreverdisturbed This was my first liquid cooler for a PC and the main point of my design was to test out an idea to use copper metal foam in the exchanger to enhance performance.  The performance was .013 Degrees per watt at 100 watts.  I Worked for 18 years in the electronics cooling industry for Thermacore Inc....
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:03:06 PDT
Build A Laptop Cooler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-Materials/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:38:08 PDT
Netbook stand made from Ikea picture frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Netbook-stand-made-from-Ikea-picture-frame/
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:31:43 PST
Making a Desktop Case Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Desktop-Case-Fan/
Making a Desktop Case Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/G9KK/GJ289PSX/FB6G9KKGJ289PSX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/G9KK/GJ289PSX/FB6G9KKGJ289PSX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/G9KK/GJ289PSX/FB6G9KKGJ289PSX.SMALL.jpg Spannerz Hello all. My desktop was seriously suffering heat exhaustion and my current fan would grind and carry on regardless of lubrication and fastening. I guess it was at the end of it's life. Nevertheless, many (if hard-core) PC owners will have an old power supply lying around (you know, the ones that ...
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:05:55 PST
Butter Tub Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Butter-Tub-Laptop-Cooler/
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:31:31 PST
DIY pc cooling fan http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-pc-cooling-fan/
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Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:41:57 PDT
Laptop cooler pad from old computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-cooler-pad-from-old-computer-parts/
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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:21:15 PDT
Silent Laptop Lap Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Silent-Laptop-Lap-Cooler/
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:21:49 PDT
Make a water block out of a heatsink for less than $20! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-water-block-out-of-a-heatsink-for-less-than/
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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:40:34 PDT
Computer liquid cooling with Car parts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-liquid-cooling-with-Car-parts/
Computer liquid cooling with Car parts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/HCWC/G7DY7UGZ/F57HCWCG7DY7UGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/HCWC/G7DY7UGZ/F57HCWCG7DY7UGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/HCWC/G7DY7UGZ/F57HCWCG7DY7UGZ.SMALL.jpg hivoltage This Instructable will document how to build an external liquid cooling system for a computer based around an automotive heater core. This Instructable is really more of a guide than a set of instructions to create a duplicate system. Make yours as flashy or utilitarian as you desire. Gather mate...
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Fri, 9 Apr 2010 00:37:35 PDT
Home Made PC water cooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-PC-water-cooling/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2009 04:59:17 PDT
DIY Computer Fan Cooling Repair/Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Computer-Fan-Cooling-RepairMod/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:30:58 PST
How to Watercool a PC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Watercool-a-PC/
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Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:58:39 PST
$3 Computer CPU Intake Fan Duct http://www.instructables.com/id/%243-Computer-CPU-Intake-Fan-Duct/
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:19:09 PDT
Water Cooling a PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Cooling/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:03:01 PST
Wisconsin Cooled Personal Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Wisconsin-Cooled-Personal-Computer/
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