Tower of Mac Minis - need extra cooling

Alex AMG

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 18, 2003
25
0
Minneapolis
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
 

pjarvi

macrumors 65816
Jan 11, 2006
1,286
175
Round Lake, IL
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.
 

nagromme

macrumors G5
May 2, 2002
12,551
1,186
Hopefully so :)

Maybe someone makes a rack mount for batches of Minis.

Poke around 123macmini.com maybe.