Fancy a silent PC with no fans? then check out this amazing passively cooled PC case mod.
The clever moder over at Metku Mods created a giant heatsink PC case to cool the components using a bunch of giant heatsinks.
When designing passive cooling, first thing you have to have is lots of surface area to dissipate the heat that a modern computer produces. The second thing to take into account is the airflow. Without fans, the airflow rests solely on convection that is a very low force. This means that the places the air must go, must be open, and clear of obstacles. Convection means that hot air goes up. This would suggest that the heatsinks are lined vertically. This in turn, suggests that the case be modeled like a tower.
The PC componets used were an Opteron 170 @ 2,4 GHz, a GeForce 6800GT, Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard, Kingston 400 MHz DDR ECC memory and a Seagate Barracuda 320 GB hard drive.
If you are interested on how the case was made head on over to Metku Mods for full instructions.
via Hack n ModFiled Under: Cool Mods