This Computer Is Cooled By a Wind Tunnel

By Jamie Condliffe on at

We've seen plenty of extreme cooling systems in the past, but Mike Schropp has taken things to the limit: he's built a computer that's cooled by a wind tunnel.

This assembly of medium-density fiberboard, lexan and aluminium—combined with a box fan—is capable of generating gusts of up to 30mph which charge through the computer at the centre of the build. That'e enough to keep an Ivy Bridge 3770K processor, overclocked to run at 4.5GHz, at rather low 65 degrees Celsius, and a Radeon 7970 graphics card running its GPUs at 1225MHz with core temperatures at 46 and 56 degrees Celsius.

The project may have been undertaken for fun, but at least it's now being put to good use: it's crunching through cancer research data as part of the World Community Grid project. You can read a full account how the cooling system was built over at Total Geekdom. [Total Geekdom]

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This Computer Is Cooled By a Wind Tunnel