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DIMM Cooler Fan Mount

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Zed, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Zed

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    I wanted to run with overclocked DIMM memory on my computer so decided to used forced-air with a pair of 40mm fans. This assembly spans 4 rows of DIMMs.

    This is just a quick print to do that. I used are 40x40x10mm Noctua fans and mounted them from below with the little screws they come with. The brackets for the mount clamp to the DIMM retaining clips. I don't know if they are all the same size, but the slots I used are 38x4x1.5 to hold the assembly centered and up off the motherboard and components as well as keep the screws from touching the DIMMs.

    The brackets are 30mm from the bottom of the fan mount to the top of the DIMM clips. Depending on how big your DIMMs are, that may or may not be ideal for you.

    I split the fan assembly down the middle and dovetailed it both to make the pieces easily fit my printer bed, and to allow a little flex when snapping the brackets over the DIMM retaining clips. I used M3 screws throughout. With the fan mount being 6mm thick, M3x1/4 screws work perfect. The photos don't show them all in place because I ran out. More on the way.

    There are commercial ones available. I just wanted to make my own and use some parts and filament I had laying around.

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    Awesome idea!!

    When I was looking into memory cooling, I was disappointed by the high cost and lack of variety. This makes it much easier to get the fan layout, color scheme, fan noise, etc. that you are looking for!

    You've actually got me thinking I should print a little shroud for my HDD enclosure:

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    My case only had room for 2 HDDs but I wanted to run RAID 5 (with 3 disks). This raised concerns about cooling since there were only supposed to be 2 disks in the space now occupied by 3 so I added a tiny fan. A bit of a sketchy solution but maybe if I print a little shroud it will work a bit better! Thanks for the idea :thumbs

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