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Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby amigasociety » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:32 am

I am all for pure quiet computing experiences. Love my old G4 Cube, even love how quiet my Mac Mini 2010 model is, dead silent.

I would sure digg a silent X1000.

Saw this fan today and thought it was mighty cool looking.

Would love this silence on a X1000.

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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby Hans » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:43 am

amigasociety wrote:I am all for pure quiet computing experiences. Love my old G4 Cube, even love how quiet my Mac Mini 2010 model is, dead silent.

I would sure digg a silent X1000.

Saw this fan today and thought it was mighty cool looking.

Would love this silence on a X1000.

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Looks nice. Please note that, if you're going to start working with passive cooling, then you need to make sure that your case fans give plenty of air circulation. I have a passive Radeon HD 4850 in my A1-X1000, and installed an extra case fan in the bottom of the case specifically to increase the airflow through its large heat-sync.

That said, the PA6T is a pretty power efficient CPU, so it shouldn't take too much to keep it cool. Still, I'd err on the safe side with this.

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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby amigasociety » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:30 am

Well, you won't catch me doing an update like this but one can dream that something like this could be installed down the road. :D

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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby LyleHaze » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:50 am

Don't forget additional struts to support the weight of the heatsink! :roll:

Seriously, it's beautiful.
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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby Severin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:33 am

I doubt it would be worth the effort of fitting it, it's probably meant for quad core+ intel room heaters the pa-semi doesn't run hot enough to need serious cooling. Even if your doing 24/7 number crunching under linux the supplied heatsink and fan should be more than enough. they're not going to risk a board that costs that much with a cheap underpowered cooling system.
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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby LyleHaze » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:04 am

Severin wrote:I doubt it would be worth the effort of fitting it, it's probably meant for quad core+ intel room heaters the pa-semi doesn't run hot enough to need serious cooling. Even if your doing 24/7 number crunching under linux the supplied heatsink and fan should be more than enough. they're not going to risk a board that costs that much with a cheap underpowered cooling system.


Well of course, but sometimes a heatsink isn't about staying cool, it's about looking cool! 8-)
Next we'll fit that copper monster with some RGB LED's, then add "ground effects" lighting under the edge of the Nemo board all around... well. You get the idea. If you're gonna spend money, you might as well look cool doing it!
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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby sundown » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:44 am

I've given some thought into replacing the existing heatsink & fan for something quieter. Take note, with a memory stick on both sides of the cpu, you only have 3" of space to work for a replacement or a bit less. Cuts down on what can be installed.

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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby mechanic » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:06 pm

amigasociety wrote:I am all for pure quiet computing experiences. Love my old G4 Cube, even love how quiet my Mac Mini 2010 model is, dead silent.

I would sure digg a silent X1000.


You're right about the noise.

On my X1000 I blocked off all the holes on the rear of the case, including the ones on the
rubber grommets and card slot block-off plates except for the one just below the graphics card.
Then disconnected the front fan.

It runs no hotter and the air out the back is the same temperature as before. Flow direction
is as importent as volume.

Makes no sense to have the air flow in-the-back, out-the-back. Especially all those holes just
below the rear fan.

P.S. The front fan connects the the MB on the lower right hand corner.
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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby sundown » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:08 pm

Wow, just looked up that cooler, it's 180mm W & 148mm H, thats 7 in x 6 in, huge & would never fit. :-D
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Re: Would digg this fanless fan on X1000

Postby amigasociety » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:36 pm

Sundowner, I guess I should have looked at the size. hehehe...

I guess size does matter. :lol: :lol:

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