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I have my equiptment in an 'entertainment center' shelf inside a compartment behind a glass door. It is one of those magnetically closed glass doors where you push it once to open, and once to close, if you know what I mean. My wife likes the equiptment in there. It wasn't in there until recently, but she thinks it looks cool in there now.

The problem is, it gets really hot in the compartment. There are only three small air holes.

I have my JVC audio CD player on the bottom, it stays cool all the time. Then my Toshiba VCR, which needs to stay on most of the time for cable TV to operate. The next one up is my new APEX DVD-600A. The next one up is my somewhat hot JVC prologic receiver. And above that is my scientific atlanta cable box. This gets really hot.

I think I need to cut out the back of my cabinet, but I would prefer a small fan to blow through the holes that are there already.

Does anyone know where to get a small 120 volt fan? I don't think I need to move a lot of air.

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Thanks, Hammer.

I bought the 3 incher for 17 dollars. After I hooked it up, I realized it is very noisy. It is inappropriate for a home AV system. I will bring it back and look for some others.

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I cut the back out of my cabinet for this reason - as I am about to move the HTPC back into the cabinet, now that I have a 42 feet VGA-RGBHV cable from www.bettercables.com that does less signal degradation than a 6 feet VGA-RGBHV cable.

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Middle Atlantic sells some pretty good fans. They have a 4 1/2" fan which pushes 95CFM at only 39dBA, and a 10" fan which pushes 550CFM at 46dBA.

Here's the link - www.middleatlantic.com/products/rack_acx/cool/cool2.html

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The radio shack is rated at 38 or or 34 db. Both of these are way loud when you are trying to watch a movie. It is a loud whine. At least as loud as a person talking. And you wouldn't want anyone talking during your movie, would you? I have to find a quieter fan.

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