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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Lightbulb SC101 Cooling Solution #3

after reading here a lot about the heat-problem I figuered out, that my toaster also gets pretty hot after transfereing acouple of dozend GB to it.

as i don't want to have a fan blowing noisely on top of the toaster (see other threads here in the forum) I tried to improve the passive heat emission. after disassembling the toaster and again tranferreing a couple of dozend GB to it while the toaster was "naked" (only "wearing" its aluminium-chassis) I recognized that the whole thing stayed much cooler. so I decieded to drill and mill some wholes into the plastic-sides of the toaster as there is a space of about 5mm between the plastic and the aluminium.



it takes quite a while to drill these holes, so it wiuld be much faster if someone owns a small CNC-milling machine. i only have a cross-table:



and here is the result:













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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

Wow, very nice craftsmanship. Looks extremely clean.

The top metal enclosure is now noticeably cooler?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

yes, it is definitely cooler! it will - of course - not be as cool as with a fan, but the heat of the side-surfaces can be emitted better than before!

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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

very nice indeed. The fan i'm using isn't noisy at all. It's actually quieter than the fans in my rig.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Wink Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

my router is located in the livingroom and my PCs are connected via WLAN. so the SC101 has also to be loacted in the living room, as I don't want to have a cable through all of my appartement. my wife is sometimes already complaining about the "noise" of the two hard-drives, so the fan is not really an option as i assume that the fan is louder then the harddrives!

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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

the best cooling mod if seen.Deutshe grundlickeit
the sticker on the sc101 is also very cool.
Msbrr s bleu led between the mantel and alum woud bee nice.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

do you have a drawing ore a how to how you did it man by fare the best mod if seen AND IWANT IT TOO!!looks like netgear did it by the self.
@netgear use this.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: SC101 Cooling Solution #3

@ hobgoblin: thanks for "the flowers"!

I don't have a pattern. but the side-cover is 15cm in width, so I drilled 14 holes with 1cm clearance in between. the next row has only 13 holes with als 1cm clearance in between, but they have an offset of 0,5cm to the first row. an then keep repeating this pattern! pretty simple!

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