Alright, I took this idea from guru, to whom I gave the concept, or so I think it's the way of train of thought went.
He took some foil and tape, I took it a step further. Plexiglass, I'll get pictures of it at another date, not finished yet, gonna throw some lights into it, make it all spiffy.
But the semi-final product:
==Layer of plexiglass on top==
-- Layer of folded in x-direction aluminum foil--
-- Layer of filded in y-direction aluminum foil
== Layer of electrical tape on bottom ==
Two supporting triangles, with cross drilled holes to allow horizontal flow.
In the image below displaying the changes, I ask that you not look at the temperatures, as they are for the most part unchanged, still lost ~2°C across the board. INSTEAD, look at the fan rpms, the CPU fan was able to idle at 131rpm less (10%) than without the shield, the exhaust fan came down 206rpm, (10%), and the intake (power supply) came down 118rpm (10%).
That's a 10% reduction in fan effort!!! that equates to a 10% reduction in noise...well, maybe, and 10% added back to sanity. the figures by the way are based on average speed and temperaure readings, not max, besides, even for average, the shrouded solution was running faster longer, albeit at the same voltage. even at max records of values, there is still a reduction.
All for the cost of:
$3.99 for the plexi-glass (I used GE Lexan)
$0.02 for aluminum foil
$0.05 for electrical tape
$0.10 for super glue
I plan on adding about $5 in decoration, and I'll post pics hwen it's complete.
Thanks to Guru for idea and concept, thanks to self for train of thought.
Anyway, thought I'd share
Click -- I hate fusetalk and it's killing of thumbnails!!!!
Method of test:
1) Shut down PC until cool, ~20 minutes
2) Boot up, once windows loaded, load 3Dmark Vantage
3) Load Everest to begin logging
4) Begin Vantage benchmark
5) When bench complete begin Everest stability test, all CPU and memory bound tests
6) After 10 minutes elapsed, stop stability test
7) Stop Everest logging
8) Examine Log
Provided 20 minute sample
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