Help me cool a computer cabinet.
November 13, 2006 6:39 AM Subscribe
There's a computer stashed inside a desk cabinet. It's too hot inside the cabinet. What to do?
posted by filmgeek to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My brother's computer is running too hot.
The computers fans are moving air...but since this is inside of a closed cabinet, the cabinet area is gets very hot (which means the computer's fans are only moving hot air).
Obviously, I want to try to cool down the cabinet.
The project I've started is adding some fans to the non visible side of the cabinet and some holes at the bottom of the opposite side.
The problem: how to power them. The fans are the standard computer fans with the 4 prong plastic power connectors meant to go to a power supply. As I plugged in an extra power supply (standard to a computer)...I realized that I need an on/off switch that would normally connect via the motherboard.
And at this point, I'm lost.
I know basic wiring/stripping/soldering. I don't know enough about capacitors and the like. Radio shack and a comp usa are nearby.
Hope me hive mind.