Nice. I have a very light weight double fan that plugs into the USB port and keeps my Win 7 laptop nice and cool. My understanding is that cooling does extend the life of yout laptop. Your build is very nice.
NICE jobMy daughter is a Senior Network Security Analyst who works from home at least one day a week. Her laptop gets very warm when sitting on a hard surface. She is using a roller cart with a board on top when she moves from room to room. She was looking at buying a special table top designed for laptop cooling and want to know if I could cut a recess in the bottom to fit her cart. I said hold on, I can make it for you. Here is the finished product, just needs some paint and an insert for the mouse area.
We're aware of those solution but it's more fun to build something to solve the problem! lolNICE job
But 4 taller rubber/plastic feet double-sided-taped to the bottom of a laptop can also solve the overheating problem.
You can also reduce the overheating by temporary changing the MAX. CPU to 70/80% during summer in Windows Power options.