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Old 13th December 2005, 04:00   #1
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Styrofoam Case

Ok, this is a bit odd, but I am wanting to build my PC into a styrofoam cooler, usually used to cool things such as drinks when outside and it is filled with ice. The reason for such odd actions? Well, lets just say I have my reason very well for one, and it would be a cool case mod project for another. You know a styrofoam case

Anyway, I got the right size cooler, the only thing I am worried about now is static. While in general, the place where I live is humid and usually warm (if not, then kept warm by ac). So I have not had any worries of static yet. But as you know a styrofoam cooler is pretty dry and keeps dry. Although I did not detect any feelable sign of any type of static (you know you can usually feel when their is a static build up, cause your haird on your arms rise up) but I just wasn't sure how safe it is.

Does anyone know anything about such things?
 
Old 13th December 2005, 07:34   #2
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so you'll fill it with ice and then put your computer in it?
I think your pc will need to learn to swim
 
Old 13th December 2005, 10:38   #3
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such a box is aimed at keeping this inside cool, not allowing the cold to escape; the opposite is true also though, if you place something warm inside (PC) the heat will build up inside and be kept inside. Leaving you with one very hot running computer
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Old 13th December 2005, 22:31   #4
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so you'll fill it with ice and then put your computer in it?
I think your pc will need to learn to swim
Lol, not quite...

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such a box is aimed at keeping this inside cool, not allowing the cold to escape; the opposite is true also though, if you place something warm inside (PC) the heat will build up inside and be kept inside. Leaving you with one very hot running computer
Yeah I was afraid I might find that out So do you have any other suggestions besides an actuall computer case?
 
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what is your aim? maximum cooling? or maximum silence?
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Old 14th December 2005, 00:45   #6
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Maximum cooling. I got a nice set of fans. I have 4 80mm fans and one beautiful 120mm fan. I want to build em all in if I can.
 
Old 14th December 2005, 09:43   #7
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if you're good with tools a wooden/metal frame with transparant walls to create active wind tunnels might be quite cool looking & cool operating

120mm (outtake) at the back, 2x80mm (intake) in the front, one 1x80mm(intake) at the bottom and 1x80mm at the top (outtake)

but I don't think the end result will be silent what CPU cooler are you using?
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Old 14th December 2005, 23:25   #8
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AMD Athlon x2 3800+ with Cooler Master 6+ Heatsink/Fan

Currently my chip was running at around 40c when idle and all the way up to 50-55c when gamming. Is this normal for a dual core?

Also, preferably the case will be on the ground, so no fans at the bottom of it. Also, I was thinking of having the 120mm right infront of the CPU fan so it would load massive amounts of cool air through the cooler master 6+. Bad idea?

Also, would there be an easier solution for a case? Something that I wouldn't have to build from scratch?
 
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50-55C is normal and safe, no problem there.

easy solution would be a... case actually one which allows 120mm rear fan to be mounted
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Old 15th December 2005, 00:00   #10
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Your serious?!??! 50-55c for a dual core?!?! I mean I hear people running these things at 30c with the same cooler as mine. And I mean, with the cooler than came with it by AMD it goes all the way up to 66c sometimes!
 
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