Geek cools computer with cold winter air

Jan 12, 2011
7
Geek cools computer with cold winter air

A geek has decided to take cooling his PC to a new extreme and use the cold winter air outside to keep his rig chilly. The way he went about it is easy enough, even if there are some apparent issues with the system.

The geek took a board cut to window size to wedge under the window. He cut a hole in it and used a dryer vent kit outside hood and hose to connect to his PC. The system uses a fan inside the computer in a pull configuration to suck in cold air.

It appears that he used a mesh Scotch-Brite pad to act as a filter to keep bugs and dirt from getting to his hardware. The big issue I see here is that the cold air could cause some condensation inside the PC at some point, which could lead to a quick death for his rig.

Via Hack A Day


Must Read Bits & Bytes