When I received my first large radiator, I wanted to build a rig that would utilize both air and water cooling. With the RAD having 8 200mm fans, it had the potential to more A LOT of air. I wanted to somehow use the RAD generated air movement to cool VRM, Ram, and the motherboard in general. I had an idea to essentially build a “chimney” like design that would take cool air from near the floor and pump upward across (and around) the motherboard. All of my amazing artistic abilities are on display with the picture below. lol
I started by using Oak 1.5x1.5 to make a square. And with that add legs to make a table. (I used dowels for all joints; I'm a big boy and I could stand on this)
I wanted to somehow incorporate an air filter so I put a “base” on table with large opening for cool air. Yes, that is my finger in the photo. Next I needed to mount the motherboard...
In testing the following does work to help cool motherboard components, but not enough to warrant any addition into future rigs. I wanted to develop a way to “wrap” airflow across and BEHIND motherboard to prevent heat buildup. So I developed a motherboard trey to pull air in-between the motherboard and the metal try (where the standoffs are). This was controlled with a 120mm high static pressure fan. I then mounted this in between the RAD and the cold air intake, with motherboard facing the cold air intake.
For the air Filter I mounted a piece to metal mesh in-between two pieces of Oak and made a frame.
Next I made a removable "shell"
After A LOT of sanding I stained, mounted HD, reservoir, PSU. Stained, wired and I was ready to game/BOINC.
That is AWESOME! needs a movie projector, a subwoofer, and maybe Elon's kitchen sink....
Please follow-up with temp screenshots.
Where is this thing going? I love fancontrol.
LOVE the HVAC FILTER