View Full Version : Tower of Mac Minis - need extra cooling

Alex AMG
Sep 25, 2006, 12:34 PM
We have a tower of Mac minis and lacie drives inbetween them and need something for extra cooling. Ideally I would love something similar to this set up

You get the idea...

I searcehd on the web and can't find anything that would fit well into this tower. Any suggestions? SOS!



Sep 25, 2006, 12:50 PM
Do you already have the lacie drives? If not would something like this suit?


Sep 25, 2006, 12:53 PM
I don't believe there are any products out or even planned for cooling a Mini. If you like building things there are plenty of instructions on the net for wiring fans to run on USB power.


You could make your own case (perhaps out of wood), and wire up some 40mm fans for straight through cooling, or 80mm (or larger) fans for blowing air at the bottom of each item in your stack.

Probably cheaper just to buy a $10 box fan, although certainly not as elegant as a custom built solution.

Sep 25, 2006, 01:49 PM
If simple AIR space (no fan) might suffice, you could try these:

But it would get to be a pretty tall, dangerously tippy stack :D

So maybe just put them all side by side.

Sep 25, 2006, 11:47 PM
Why the heck you need that kinda setup for...? Folding...? :D

Sep 25, 2006, 11:50 PM
Why the heck you need that kinda setup for...? Folding...? :D
minis ain't that fast :eek:

Must be a terminal server :D

Sep 25, 2006, 11:51 PM
Hopefully so :)

Maybe someone makes a rack mount for batches of Minis.

Poke around 123macmini.com maybe.

Sep 26, 2006, 04:33 AM