OP Custom Noctua Laptop Cooler Build

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Kwaz, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Bought a fully kitted out Alienware m15 and figured it deserved an equally sweet Laptop Cooler.

    Unfortunately nobody makes anything decent, so I decided to go [H] and build my own!

    Ingredients:

    The Goods:

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    Tossed most of the stuff that came with the Cooler Master U3 NotePal. Although the fans that come with it are neat as they lock in with spring loaded pins, which allow you to easily adjust fan placement...This is [H]. And 5V 80mm fans are weak.


    Mocking Up Fan Placement:

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    3x120 fit perfectly in the stock holes without any drilling:

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    Added Finger Protectors:

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    Snipped, Stripped, Soldered and Heat Shrinked Fan Leads:

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    Final Product:

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  2. hititnquitit

    hititnquitit Limp Gawd

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    nice job but how does it perform?
     
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  3. Vengance_01

    Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The usb port has enough power to run all 3 fans?
     
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  4. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Pretty amazing! Better than every Laptop Cooler I've ever used combined.
     
  5. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    It is. You lose some amperage stepping from 5V to 12V, but those fans don't draw many amps at all.
     
  6. Kerby1280

    Kerby1280 n00b

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    Can you post before and after results? Wondering how it performed.