Tower of Mac Minis - need extra cooling

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Alex AMG, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Minneapolis
    #1
    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

    [mini]
    [fan]
    [lacie]
    [mini]
    [fan]
    [lacie]
    [mini]
    [fan]
    [mini]
    [lacie]
    You get the idea...

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

    Thanks,

    Alex
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
  3. macrumors 65816

    pjarvi

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    Location:
    Round Lake, IL
    #3
    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.

    http://www.cubeowner.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9632

    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.
     
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    nagromme

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  5. macrumors 65816

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    #5
    off-topic

    Why the heck you need that kinda setup for...? Folding...? :D
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    minis ain't that fast :eek:

    Must be a terminal server :D
     
  7. macrumors G5

    nagromme

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    #7
    Hopefully so :)

    Maybe someone makes a rack mount for batches of Minis.

    Poke around 123macmini.com maybe.
     
  8. Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #8
    Reminds me of this:

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