So this is my first post here. I cruised around different forums and tried to figure out the best place to settle and you guys seem to have quite a bit of knowledge, but haven't let it go to your heads, heh. Anyway, on to my question...
I recently bought a new laptop and heat is kind of an issue. I bought a laptop cooler for it, which is a Cooler Master, Notepal model. Just so everyone is clear, if you're looking for a cooler that is going to be sufficient for gaming...this is not the one. While it's good for some office worthy machines it isn't quite strong enough for the type of cooling that I want. Okay, back on track..
The cooler fans that are currently installed only push ~10cfm so I'm going to install some higher cfm fans but while I was doing it I had the though of possibly adding some cold cathodes(4" but I wasn't sure of the power requirements. I know how to solder, but I'm not much of an electronics person. The cooler fans are powered from the usb port on the laptop, but I'm fairly confident that the power from this is not strong enough for a CC. Are there any type of batteries that I can use, or other power supply?, that won't generate too much heat and will last for a decent amount of time or should I just use leds and be done with it?
If I can use something that will supply enough power I was also thinking of hooking up a lcd rpm monitor for the fans, like the title says it's silly I know, but I'm just bored around the house because I work from home so I just thought it would be fun to waste time with.