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    Lightbulb Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans


    Well I finally got around to installing the fans I purchased from The Cooler Guys. Note that my TV stand does not have any ventilation holes so until now I was doing everything with the front door open and the receiver was running warm to very warm! Since the instal, I've watched several hours of tv non-stop - no movie watching yet, and went to check how hot the receiver was to the touch a couple of times. Awesome! Cool as a cucumber! Even the SA cable box, which tends to run hot was cooler then ever! I'm using a smart strip to run them.

    The duals are: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556087946.html
    The single is: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556087939.html

    I just used a drill to drill out the corners and used my trusty Leatherman tool to saw out the back.








    Clearance behind the receiver is tight, but I'm a happy man.


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    Default Re: Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans

    Nice, Ive seen those kits and they look well designed.
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    They are pretty slick and quiet... I use a elan fan on top on my Denon and then a dual cooler fan to suck the air out of the cabinet (I set mine at 80 degrees)
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    I love that you took pictures of the process. That's awesome...nice job.
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    Nice work..I use Antec coolers though.
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    Default Re: Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans

    antec.. look nice but they dont move alot of air (unless on high) and then they are audible. I use an antec on my sub amp.
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    Mine has no problem keeping my Onkyo cool on low, and we know how hot those get without cooling.
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    Default Re: Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans

    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    Mine has no problem keeping my Onkyo cool on low, and we know how hot those get without cooling.
    very true.. I use mine on low as well... just turned it to high to see what it could do..

    The ZFAN on the other hand... moves it some air!. orcourse it cost more too.
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    Happen to have a link for this ZFAN?
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    Nice job Pinstripe!! Its a good feeling knowing your not gonna burn up your equipment and you probably enjoy it more by being able to leave the cabinet door closed.
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    Default Re: Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans

    hdtvjunkie, absolutely! Receiver's been running now for 4 hours straight and it's barely warm with the front door closed.



    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    I love that you took pictures of the process. That's awesome...nice job.
    Thanks. I've always appreciate it when others have done so, so I figured I'd give back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe View Post
    hdtvjunkie, absolutely! Receiver's been running now for 4 hours straight and it's barely warm with the front door closed.





    Thanks. I've always appreciate it when others have done so, so I figured I'd give back.
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