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#1 evans112682

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:56 AM

Well, i was very bored so i decided to create a fan shroud for my header fan. i am a body guy by trade so i got creative with some bondo and thin strips of cardboard for the structure. from my first post on page 12 of the Add Front Fan Header To 360 Motherboard topic, i have removed the heat sink fan and just left the case fan. when i pictured the air flow, i felt it was uncontrolled and not very efficient. the space was very small and the structure had to fit like a glove, and it does. i got lots of pics for everyone to see. let me know what you think... click on these pics.

The shroud (sorry about the fuzzy pics, it was dark)


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Here it is fitted in place


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As you can see it took so modifing around components


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The fan sits down into the structure. i tryed to design it to funnle the air flow evenly


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I am ordering the Talismoon Whisper Fan. i think this will make a huge differance. i have changed the thermal paste. I think this mod will help keep the ram chips cooler too, beause they run down the channel under the dvd-rom.


#2 MickRaider

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:01 AM

You have got to be kidding me, I was just starting to think about doing something similar to this. I wasn't planing on doing anything nearly as complicated as yours though. That looks amazing. Man I'm at a loss of words for how well that came out. You should be proud.

Just a note for the thread, no replies saying "I want to buy that" or "how much" if this was a sales thread it would be in the BST.

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#3 MarutiDriver

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:28 AM

Holy shit! Simply amazing!

So it's just carboard and bondo? Man, you must have worked for a long time on that.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:30 AM

Looks sweet, but i think it could use a bigger fan, and a top vent to really shine.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:34 AM

It took a couple days. alot of sanding and test fitting.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:34 AM

very nice!! tongue.gif nice clean cuts looks really good

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:39 AM

QUOTE(von_braun @ Jul 20 2007, 01:06 AM) View Post

Looks sweet, but i think it could use a bigger fan, and a top vent to really shine.

i made it to fit the 50mm fan on the case, and i dont plan on making a new one, or modding this one. too much work. maybe the Talismoon Whisper Fans will help pull more air because it is all one unit now.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:43 AM

beautiful work. my only concern is that now you have cut off the airflow in form the side, so possibly limiting the amount of air the cpu heatsink can get. i guess it is not a big deal if it is sitting on its side, but if horizontal why not use the left "mesh" side as an air inlet?

just my quick thought, but overall, excellent, beautiful work smile.gif

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:12 AM

Finally. I distinctly remember me coming up with such an idea months ago! I'd mention it in every thread that asked about cooling solutions. But personally, I don't have the equipment/time/etc to even attempt this.

Your design is a little bit different than what I had thought of.. But it looks amazing! Awesome job!

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:15 AM

Weeellll...color me impressed. kudos to you on an innovated and top notch job. I tip my hat to you.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:16 AM

I really like this, perhaps you could have layed those capacitors down on the motherboard so that you could make that "air guide" to the gpu a bit wider. If you understand blink.gif I think they should start mass produceing these, alot of people would be interested i think.
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:58 AM

This is fantastic. Hopefully you'll get some nice airflow over that GPU heatsink with that. Thumbs up from me cool.gif

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:39 AM

Very very nice. Like a couple of others in this thread I too had the same idea months ago but never thought for a second I could pull it off, especially that well. Well done.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

Although I really don't agree that the thermodynamics present in this model are considerably more effective than without the extra shroud, I do have to say that it is very well made. I'm sure you put alot of time into it, and it shows. Well done.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:54 PM

that is beautiful, excellent craftmanship

not sure if you'll see drastic improvements in cooling with that, but definitely slight to moderate (from what i know ph34r.gif )

good job




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