Quiet Mac Mini (Late 2012) cooler?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by michael_aos, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. michael_aos macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody make a small, quiet, Mac Mini cooler?

    My Mini gets pretty hot when it's stressed -- and then it gets loud.

    I was thinking maybe some kind of laptop cooler might work, but it seems like somebody might have come up with a dedicated solution.
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  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i elevate mine on this little pie cooler stand to keep my mini cool about 5 degrees cooler when elevated than just laying it on the desk
     
  3. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2.6Ghz quad-core i7 model, with Fusion drive.

    Thunderbolt Display, to a Segate Backup Plus 4TB Thunderbolt drive with Displayport out to a 2nd display.

    That may contribute to how hot it gets.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  5. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is actually very nice, but I was kind of thinking something electrical for active cooling.

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  6. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    None of that in itself is going to make it hot. What will affect the temp is what you're doing with it, and the ambient temperature and air motion.

    If the mini is doing serious work, then it's going to get warm and the fans will come on.
     

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