Project:Passive cooled pc

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Intro

It's forever bothered me how much noise desktops make. Fans just seem to blow the air round and round and the general setup seems poor.

The Idea

Design and hack together a better setup, with large heat sinks on the exterior and heat pipes to move the heat energy away from the hot bits. Plan is to engineer to the worst case scenario of hot, high end CPU and GPU running on a warm day.

Inspitation

Review with pictures of Zalman TNN-300 Fanless PC Enclosure

Step by step to make a heatpipe based cooling system (SilentMods)

Design


Materials

Heatpipes

8mm x 300mm heatpipe via Farnell £10.38 each

ZM-2HC2.jpg

ZALMAN NP Heatpipe HDD Cooler - contains 11 (6mm x 150mm) salvageable heatpipes amazon £13.50

Heatsinks

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Dimentions: 300 x 345 x 25mm

eBay £16.00