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DIY Ducting Mod Guide by me :-D

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I am a beginner at making guides but here goes nothing :-D

 

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My apologies, actually this is the first time youve given me warning for pics since before it was on my sig which I immediately worked on right away.

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Well here's a short guide to make your own CPU ducting MOD. Your duct can be any size you wish to use. For Sample I used a 80mm Fan. I didnt go in the details anymore hope the pics will explain everything visually.

 

Parts Needed:

1.) Plexi glass

2.) Busted Fan

3.) Turbo Glue or any strong adhesive.

4.) Masking Tape

5.) XMOD ARCtech Fan Filter

Tools:

1.) Plexi Cutter or JigSaw

2.) Hole Saw

 

Optinal:

1.) Your favourite color spray paint

2.) Clear Spray paint for topcoat.

 

Steps:

1.) Apply masking tape to side panel plexi or metal to avoid scratching it when making the hole.

2.) Make sure you measure the exact location of the Hole on your side panel by getting the centerpoint of the hole from the edge of the casing (top to centerpoint of the CPU FAN, Left Edge of the casing to the Centerpoint of the CPU FAN) The Centerpoint is the center of which your Hole saw guide will enter.

3.) Write the measurements on the side panel (masking tape) or you can even make a drawing to be sure.

4.) Before cutting any hole, you can drill through your centerpoint first then stick the side panel back to your casing and poke a bb2 stick or anything of that kind to make sure it is hitting the center of your CPU Fan. If it doesnt check your measurements and repeat steps 1-4. You should be done with your side panel after this.

 

5.) This part is pretty tricky so get youre measurements carfully. The distance between the side panel towards the CPU is very important. Depending on what side panel you have, check on what way or direction you need to remove your side panel and make sure that your DUCT doesnt get caught on anything while removing the side panel. FOR ME, the LIAN LI PC60 moves backwards about half an inch the I have to lift it up about half an inch too. SO it means I cannot make the DUCT go to an exact fit over my CPU FAN because if I do ill drag it a long with me while removing the side panel and this will cause your HSF to move and you could loose contact between your HSF and CPU. Put your side Panel on and measure the distance from the edge of the NEW HOLE you made on your side panel to the edge of your CPU fan. Then take out an allowance of about 2-3MM.

 

6.) Now that youve got the DEPTH of the DUCT you need to make, you need to measure the width of your DUCT. Obviously its the same width as your FAN because you are going to stick it to the edges of your 80mm fan. NO, its not the easy, make sure the two opposite side should be longer than the other two by about 2mm. THe purpose of this is so that you can stick the two edges together making sure that your MOD doesnt have air gaps in between connections. PLease see pics to understand more.

 

7.) The rest is pretty easy. Sick it all together and allow to dry for a bout 30 mins. THen attached it to your side panel with the XTRA MOD Fan Filter (Available at ARCtech) of course this is optional, you can put a fan grill or whatver you may have but I prefer the filter to make sure dust doesnt go to my CPU fan and clog it UP.

 

8.) This step is optional. Befor mounting the DUCT to the side panel, spray it up with the color of our choice, dry it up for a anhour then spray it up again for a second finish. THen dry it up for another hour the top it with your CLEAR paint for top coat shine.

 

Of course I preffer it to be clear :-D

 

Voila! YOu are done! Remember I am not reponsible for whatever your results are or damage take to your body or your CPU while doing this. PLease be extra careful, of you think you can do it? DOnt worry let us do it for you :-D PM me :-D

 

Imagine the different mods you can do with this, Video CARD, North bridge etc..! :-D

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Definitely. At stock speed 200x10 MY CPU temp has now lowered down to 28C. When before it would just go to 36-38C in an airconditioned room :-D Will test for OC results when my new PSU arrives :-D

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Excellent job MuzikFreakah! Very neat and professional looking, unlike a lot of others i've seen :D

 

Been considering making one myself. Only thing is, the fan slot on the side of my case is a bit low down so i guess i'd have to make one that bends round some how. Maybe drier duct would be a good idea?

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Thats it. THIS stuff.

Maybe with a DrainPipe mod :D Nah, think that would be going a bit too far lol.

 

Seen one guy do a DrainPipe mod in Winter and he had almost SubZero Temps :nod: Something silly like 5°C Idle Temp on his CPU at idle if i remember right.

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