How to keep an iMac cool in the summer ?

NordmoleX

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I wonder if any of you know a way to keep an iMac cool in a small room in a hot summer. My little room here can get hot very fast and because of cats and other reasons I cant just keep the door open all the time. And considering how fast an iMac can get pretty hot at the back, I wonder if there is any other way to keep it cooler.

If i had a MacBook i would only need one of those Laptop stands wit fans included, but thats not the option here. Anyone ever found or even made (improvisational) something that could be used for an iMac to cool it down ?

Any info is welcome.
Thanks.
 

elf69

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my 2007 Imac I have a usb fan connected to the usb hub and drive air towards bottom rear on case.

the old imac take air in bottom and expel out vent at top.
 
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NordmoleX

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No problem. I only have a Mac at all for 4 days so I think i can wait a bit for maybe someone else that knows about that particular model.
 

Tech198

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install an air-con. That'll keep room cool, your iMac, & you. I got a Macbook Prob in a small room (changed from bigger one), and its ok.... no air-con though, but just ceiling fan
 
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I think a small desk fan is a good idea, although i'd look for one that uses regular wall AC power. No reason to unnecessarily tax the USB circuitry. If you really wanted to use a USB fan, plug it into a hub. Easier and cheaper to replace a hub than a dead USB port in your computer.
 
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NordmoleX

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Thanks guys. I have a little fan thats running in the room when the weather heats up the room. If the summer gets worse, I will add something little more focused somewhere behind the Mac. Problem is that its so little that the air aint getting in my face and so dont helps getting a cold, even in the summer. ;)