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    Hi, I don't have my pc installed, but I already know the heat is going to be a problem. I live in texas, with a black on black rx8, so it gets quite toasty. Since the computer will be in the trunk, it won't get as much cool a/c as I would like.

    What I want to do is have a similar solution to a laptop cooler, those little pad things you put under them that suck cold air from the sides and blow it up.
    However, how can i go about doing this? I have the Vroom PC case (without the cd slot, similar to the Ampie) and I want to build a little thing I can set this computer on. But How can I get airflow from the side, to be pushed up into the computer? My first thought was just a regular pc fan, but that won't suck from the side.

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
    I would use bigger case with bigger airflow in your situation.
    dsatx in voompc 2 case <HERE>


    • #3
      Sounds like what you need is some kind of radial fan.
      The Noise Control Silverado was a very popular CPU cooler some years ago, so you can probably find one somewhere.
      Noise Control Silverado,296-11.html

      There's also several different expansion slot coolers on the market now using radial fans.
      Here's some examples from Antec:

      Antec Cyclone Blower Expansion Slot Cooler:

      Antec Super Cyclone Blower Dual Expansion Slot Cooler:

      Antec VCool Dual Expansion Slot VGA Cooler:

      Various other radial fans:


      • #4
        Yes! that is perfect. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I never use those in my builds I use like zalmans and stuff.

        Thanks for the help!


        • #5
          Originally posted by mazda8 View Post
          I live in texas, with a black on black rx8, so it gets quite toasty.
          Of course you could also paint your black car white or silver or another bright color and lower the cabin temperature a lot ;-)
          Here's a simple test from a national Danish newspaper where they put both a black and a silver car in the sun for 1 hours and placed a wireless temperature monitor in the shadow inside the cabin near the gear stick of both cars:
          The starting temperature where both cars came from the shadow was 28.5 C [83.3 F], and then they drove both cars out in the sun pointing in the same dirction.
          After 1 hours the temperature in the silver car was 45 C [113 F] while the temperature in the black car was 64 C [147.2 F]. So a difference of no less than 19 C [34.2 F].
          Driving a white car will also improve mileage a lot and save $$ because the A/C wont have to work nearly as hard in a white car as in a black car.