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Iron Hawk

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Jan 19, 2002
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Groton, CT
There can be many approaches to Ducting. A Duct can be as simple as an adaptor that sits on your heatsink, allowing a larger fan to be used. some people use ducts to guide air blowing into their case twords a specific place such as the CPU or Graphics Card.
 

Kosmic

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Mar 25, 2002
Location
Washington State
There are some interesting articles on Ducts on the main OC page under Tips & Techniques -> Case Cooling. I went the super low tech route and bought a white dryer hose duct for $2.50 from the local hardware store, cut it down to the right length and slipped one end over my 80mm HSF and the other over the side intake fan on my case. Before closing the case, I just slide it onto the fan case on the side and then close it up. (I took the fan out since it doesn't need to run now and just left the case so the duct would have something to slip onto) Works great and makes for one less fan that I need to run.

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