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Old 02-25-2006, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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you know instead of a cpu heat/fan and a fan for your PSU you can get just heatsinks now for both i was wondering what if it was a really hot day could the heatsinks cope with the extreme condition
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd still get a steady flow with a nice set of fans, and watercooling if you can afford it. My Xbox (a Celeron computer) is on a heatsink system and tends to overheat.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Without a fan your CPU life will decrease or even be destroy. Every PSU is made with atleast 2 fan buildin and I don't think it's a good idea to just use a heatsink without the fan.
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Consider this for a silent PC, or for cheaper, a fanless watercooling system (external.)

I think the Zalman aeroflower's fan can be set to go off when the CPU is cool enough.
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To use the heat sink without the fan You need a spacial case. At least that's what i gather from reading reviews.
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no you just need a heatsink that was designed to be fanless. fanless heatsinks can be good but are nowhere near as effective as a HSF.
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if fanless hs are designed to be good enough to cool the cpu without a fan, surely the best thing to do would use a fan on a fanless heatsink?????
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Correct me if I'm wrong but for power supplies doesn't Antec have one thats fanless. I think it's called the phantem...
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^It still has fans in it, but it has bigger HS so they only go on when there is a high load on it.
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there are completely fanless psu's but the phantom is like trifid pointed out.
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