Modder makes a PC that breathes (video)

Posted on Monday, Jul 12 2021 @ 14:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DIY Perks crafted one of the most innovative computer mods I've seen in a long time! In a new YouTube video, Matt shows off the build and how he created it. It's basically a new form of computer cooling, the breathing case uses a central barrier that moves from side to side, which feeds air to the watercooling radiators of the system's CPU and GPU.

Bit Tech has a writeup of the achievement over here. The breathing PC features the AMD Ryzen 5950X, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, some RAM, and storage. So how does it perform?
DIY Perks ran a few CPU and GPU stressing benchmarks to try and whip up some heat. During the tests, the CPU appeared to hit 60°C maximum, and the GPU reached a plateau at 62°C. These cooling results impressed the YouTuber, as previously the air shifted by the bellows system was measured to be roughly equivalent to four case fans. Overall it was felt the project delivered a pleasingly organic 'breathing' PC which was amply cooled – though some refinements will definitely be worked on to make it even quieter and smoother running.

Definitely an interesting concept!

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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