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Postby headofmax » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:33 pm

I have this metal box that was used as a lockbox for a Time Lapse VCR at work.
It is amlost exactly like this. The front folds down, and the top comes right off
when the front is folded down. I was thinking of cutting out most of the front
panel leaving only a frame, and putting 3 or 4 120mm fans across the front.
On the back I am going to cut out a slot for the PSU, and hopefully have
room for 3 120MM fans across the back. I am definately going to put a massive
filter behind the front fans, moving that much air will pull alot of dust into the
case.

My question is this:

Is this wind tunnel idea a good one?
Will this not allow the air to get pulled down onto the CPU/chipset?
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Postby Robyn » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:50 pm

I think it would be okay. You could duct from the top if you want to make sure it's getting air, or you could get a tower-shaped heatsink so that way you could have it so the air blows towards the back anyways and the tunnel action just facilitates this.
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Postby headofmax » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:15 pm

nothing from the top. My Surround receiver will be sitting on top of the case.
The tower heat sink is a good idea. I want obscene amounts of air flowing
straight through this case.

I found these fans at the local Fry's, they are 80mm fans, and they move
almost 90cfm. Freakin crazy...
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