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 06/22/2010 09:40 PM
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In the never ending quest to stuff more components inside my Cooler Master 360 Elite Mini-Tower I decided to make my own ram cooler. Pretty much anything on the market was either too tall or too wide and would interfere with the my hdd sata cables.

Based my design on the OCZ XTC Memory Cooler, though much smaller, simpler and low profile . Really like the perforated metal look.



Here is a look at a simple piece of modders mesh cut into a strip and bent to shape. Luckily this was just a piece of scrap from work so it was a freebee.





Next installed 2 Scythe 40 x40 x20mm fans. Didn't have a third on hand to complete the mod but its on order.



And here she is installed and ready to do some memory cooling. There is a 1cm distance between the fan and ram.



Total build cost = The cost of 3x 40mm fans and a little elbow grease

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Edited: 06/23/2010 at 12:21 AM by OC Maximus
 06/22/2010 09:50 PM
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HA very nice

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 06/23/2010 12:20 AM
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Thanks. Think I may paint her black when I get the third fan in.

What do you all think?

Satin Black or Metal Finish?

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Edited: 06/23/2010 at 12:29 AM by OC Maximus
 06/23/2010 01:38 AM
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Have it chromed

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Originally posted by: 383HEMI

Thanks. Think I may paint her black when I get the third fan in.



What do you all think?



Satin Black or Metal Finish?


Take a pic further away I got to get the flow of the room

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 06/23/2010 02:38 AM
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Will do as soon as I finish my H50 hack job. Oops, I ment H50 mod

Waiting on USPS to deliver me some fittings.

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Originally posted by: slaveondope

Take a pic further away I got to get the flow of the room


Here you go.



Don't mind the H50, its still under construction.

Also, NB and MOSFET will soon be swapped out with these.





BTW, thanks Team Fusion for the water block suggestions. After a little research, I think these will work quite nicely for my board with a little modding

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Edited: 06/23/2010 at 10:46 PM by OC Maximus
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I kinda like the metal look it flows into the HDD well

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Not to say the black wouldnt look good

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Your not going to run the mosfet and NB off the H50 pump are you?

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 06/23/2010 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by: slaveondope

Your not going to run the mosfet and NB off the H50 pump are you?


Kinda but not really. I'll post some pics on my H50s (plural) Bastardization project here in a couple days.

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 06/23/2010 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by: Speedwayaudio

Have it chromed


Not a bad idea considering the water blocks going on the NB and MOSFET. Hmmmm......

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 09/11/2010 03:31 AM
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I really need to replace my fan because my Dell Optiplex overheats most of the time. I really want to change its cooler to.

Thanks a lot that this post really gave me an idea. Nice job.
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AWSOME IDEA ! Great for some of us who are looking to save a buck or two.

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