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Old 11-09-2009, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of building a passively cooled computer. Now I have looked at what other people did on the net and I saw this one guy who build the heatsinks and everything. Well I do not want to go that far but if I was going to use commercial stuff could it be done? Now I am talking about a computer with a multi core processor and possibly several HD's. Of course by default the box comes with two fans already. So would that be enough?
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What do you mean by passive cooling?
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No fans. Sort of defeats the point if you are going to leave two fans in there.
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Yha I thought so... Just most setups are passive in a way do to most just having case fans and a cpu fan.
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Well the case has two fans but I can get a heatsink that does not need a fan. I also can get PSU with out a fan and a graphic card that is passively cooled. So I am thinking now whether I should do that. What do you think? I can cut down on three extra fans?
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There is a certain flawed logic to this... having a fan closer to the heat source is going to make it more effective per RPM. For example, you might get the same cooling effect to the CPU by running a 2000RPM fan on the case as an 800RPM fan on the heatsink itself.
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Okay... what s your planned usage of this computer?

Anything other than mild usage is gong to over heat it.
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I see what you are saying. I guess I am not quite ready for passive cooling.
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