My laptop gets to high temperatures while doing doing tasks that i often do such as watching videos, gaming, typing, browsing the internet. I want to lower it to preserve my laptop and to hopefully improve my laptops performance, especially in games.
So i want to make a cooling pad, and was wondering what materials i should use. I was thinking metal, specifically steel sheets as a base and to hold the fans and laptop. Metal can be lightweight and strong, but doesn't metal store heat well therefor make a heat cycle giving heat back into my laptop? I was also thinking of using wood, seems like a nice idea. It feels nice to touch, it would look cool on a desk and is easier to work with than metal (for the specific design i have in mind), it can store heat inside of it, but i dont think it would store a lot and give off that much heat back. I dont know, i may be wrong, im not familiar with all the properties of these two materials, i just work well with them.
Any suggestions on what i should use? If there are any, please explain why that material is better to use.
Thanks for this, i forgot to mention that yea, buying one is an option, but i really enjoy making and building things that i use. Also if i build it, i can get it for free! Plus a good grade because ill be making this at school, I needed a project to do anyways