I Blame you, SPCR, two years ago i wouldnt have even noticed, now i cant stand
the noise coming from that evil little exaust fan on the wii
here is the evildoer->
while the dvd is more noisy, if it is spinning, then the Wii must be loading something, and thus i wont notice (due to audio etc)
however the fan spins while web browsing, often while playing VC games, its just irritating
i'll be opening my Wii up at some point in the fairly near future to install a Mod-chip, so i may have a chance to do somthing about it
Using this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8epujddQTc
i can see at 4:36 that there is access to the heatsink from the side panel
the black over it is a plastic duct, and is easy to remove
however i cant imagine being able to fit a much bigger fan in there
by my rough measurements, i recon i could fit a 60mm fan in directly over the heatsink, or i could install two 60mm fans, one at the top, one at the bottom- the current fan is a monster 3-4cm
the question is, would a 60mm fan spinning at its lowest possible RPM be much better? would it cool enough? what about two of said fans?
other question is, what brand of 60mm fan is the best?
as for powering them, i'll work that out when i have to, worst case i could do them off the USB
anybody else know any smart ways to silence a Wii?
shame i dont have the resource, otherwise i would make a heatsink for it that stuck all the way out- Passive wii :p (well it is 17W load