Friday, November 8th 2013

Nofan Working on Affordable CR-80EH Silent CPU Cooler

Silent cooling solutions maker Nofan, of the CR-95C fame, unveiled its second, more affordable silent CPU cooler, the CR-80EH. While its bigger, copper-built sibling can handle CPUs with TDP of up to 95W, this one caps out at 80W, so it should handle certain low-power variants of quad-core Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" and "Haswell" chips just fine.

The cooler features a diameter for its upper ring of 155 mm, and a height of 113 mm. Built of copper, it weighs about 300 g. Its design involves a solid copper base that's polished to a mirror finish, from which copper fins project up and out in a conical fashion. A 6 mm-thick heat pipe holds the fin array together. The Nofan CR-80EH supports Intel sockets LGA1150, LGA1155, and LGA1156. AMD socket FM2 is also supported, but the manufacturer recommends chips with under 80W TDP. The CR-80EH is expected to arrive in a few weeks, priced at US $60.

Source: FanlessTech
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30 Comments on Nofan Working on Affordable CR-80EH Silent CPU Cooler

#1
D3l1r1um
I think the main problem wasn't affordability, its more like the size. How many motherboards support a 180mm diameter cooler and a VGA in the first slot together?
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#2
RejZoR
They are reinventing what Zalman has been manufacturing a decade ago... Anyone remembers those massive flower shaped AlCu or pure Cu coolers from Zalman? Those were also passive...
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: RejZoR
They are reinventing what Zalman has been manufacturing a decade ago... Anyone remembers those massive flower shaped AlCu or pure Cu coolers from Zalman? Those were also passive...
IIRC they didn't look like that.
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#4
arterius2
you guys obviously know nothing of nofan, they are actually the innovators behind many brilliant fanless designs.



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#5
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: arterius2
you guys obviously know nothing of nofan, they are actually the innovators behind many brilliant fanless designs.

http://photos.pcpro.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_PC_Pro/dir_330/it_photo_165280_52.jpghttp://www.maximumpc.com/files/u138055/nofan_cooler_big.jpg
Their innovations usually include covering up valuable PCI-E lanes and issues with RAM clearance, not to mention P4 and 24pin cables are impossible to plug in or remove without removing their coolers first.
If, however, I wanted a fanless silent PC, Nofan would definitely be the first people on my mind.
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#6
Zankza
by: RCoon
Their innovations usually include covering up valuable PCI-E lanes and issues with RAM clearance, not to mention P4 and 24pin cables are impossible to plug in or remove without removing their coolers first.
If, however, I wanted a fanless silent PC, Nofan would definitely be the first people on my mind.
Someone's sarcasm detector isn't working well.
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#7
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Zankza
Someone's sarcasm detector isn't working well.
I dont think he was being sarcastic though :D
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#8
arterius2
by: RCoon
I dont think he was being sarcastic though :D
I wasn't, because I actually used one of nofan's heatsinks for one of my experimental builds back then.
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#9
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I didn't know such a thing existed. Hmm...
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#10
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Zankza
Someone's sarcasm detector isn't working well.
by: arterius2
I wasn't, because I actually used one of nofan's heatsinks for one of my experimental builds back then.
See, no sarcasm! I know we British(I'm not even British) are well known for our lack of noticing dry humor. But I try my best :laugh:

by: FordGT90Concept
I didn't know such a think existed. Hmm...
I think they showcased these at some sort of tech event almost a year back, they had a lot more interesting designs, and they built a full fanless PC with GPU and all. Temps were high, but below any major threshhold.
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#11
arterius2
by: RCoon
Their innovations usually include covering up valuable PCI-E lanes and issues with RAM clearance, not to mention P4 and 24pin cables are impossible to plug in or remove without removing their coolers first.
If, however, I wanted a fanless silent PC, Nofan would definitely be the first people on my mind.
Yes, PCIE-lanes are toast but you will probably use integrated graphics or move it a slot down. ram clearance shouldn't be a problem, most rams without ridiculous heat sinks should fit. you should be able to reach the 24pin, but P4 you are out of luck, but you will have the same issue with other massive block air towers such as HR02 and noctuas.

the plus side is, if you do a full passive setup, you probably wouldn't need to tinker much inside your case anyways, there will be almost no dust build up at all years after years of use.
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#12
RejZoR
by: Frick
IIRC they didn't look like that.
No kidding. What difference does it make? I also had Akasa Evo Blue with cover and fan stripped off and used it as a passive cooler for my E5200 back in the days.

It's nothing particularly innovative about Nofan coolers. It's no problem to make a passive cooler if you make it massive. And these are massive. The rest are usual heatpipes and heat transfer joints further from the heatpipes...
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#13
arterius2
by: RejZoR
No kidding. What difference does it make? I also had Akasa Evo Blue with cover and fan stripped off and used it as a passive cooler for my E5200 back in the days.

It's nothing particularly innovative about Nofan coolers. It's no problem to make a passive cooler if you make it massive. And these are massive. The rest are usual heatpipes and heat transfer joints further from the heatpipes...
because these can actually run i7s and FX completely passive. of course you can take any air tower and remove the fans and run it semi-passive as long as you have decent airflow inside your case.
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#14
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Many years ago I bought a Tt Blue Orb 2. However I had to cut away part of the heatsink so it would not hit the ram:(

Did cool pretty well. I do see the concern with blocking the PCI-E lane closest to the CPU as well as ram.
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RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: HammerON
Many years ago I bought a Tt Blue Orb 2. However I had to cut away part of the heatsink so it would not hit the ram:(
http://img.techpowerup.org/131108/base3.jpg
Did cool pretty well. I do see the concern with blocking the PCI-E lane closest to the CPU as well as ram.
I was going to buy one of those for my ITX system, but again, issues with it hitting the RAM. Even the 8350 cooler I'm using on the 750K touches my RAM sinks.
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#17
lZKoce
I gotta hand it to the guys, 60 dollars sounds quite good for a 0 Db. If I got to see it in my country I just might snag one. I am a bit of a silence freak when it comes to my PC.
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#18
progste
this looks quite interesting
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#19
BarbaricSoul
by: arterius2
the plus side is, if you do a full passive setup, you probably wouldn't need to tinker much inside your case anyways, there will be almost no dust build up at all years after years of use.
Not true, case fans will be required to pull the heat coming off the heat sink out of the case. There will still be air flow, so there will still be dust build up. The fan on the CPU heat sink doesn't pull dust into the case, case fans do.
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#20
arterius2
by: BarbaricSoul
Not true, case fans will be required to pull the heat coming off the heat sink out of the case. There will still be air flow, so there will still be dust build up. The fan on the CPU heat sink doesn't pull dust into the case, case fans do.
And I'm saying that these are designed to be FULLY passive (0db), hence their size.

I was discerning the difference between using these and a regular tower cooler with their fans ripped out. (please read the whole thread)
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#21
EarthDog
by: Frick
IIRC they didn't look like that.
And they had fans...at least the ones I am thinking of.
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#22
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I had one like this made from thermaltake back in the P4 days. It was ok but got kinda hot when doing heavy gaming or applications granted it is not made for that style of use.
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#23
Sasqui
I think they've been stealing ideas from Mr. Coffee?



:laugh:
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#24
lanceknightnight
Perspective of an owner

I own the CR-95 black in a gaming rig that only runs fans on my r9 290. Thus I wanted to share how these units work. First the concern over size is warranted but easy to overcome. it covers the first slow which on most boards is a pci 1x. This comment of covers is a misnomer as you have about 2-3 inches for a small pci card like added usb. Next the cooler can get in the way of fancy heat sinks on ram, no fancy heat sink no problem. I used low profile ram with a fancy heat sink. This new unit looks like it will not interfere with either of these problems given it's diameter will not block a pci 1x or the ram due to the cone shape.

For the coffee strainer picture. The company that owns NoFan is a lighting company. I think they re purposed sconces of theater lights to be coolers. Once you see it the urge to put a light bulb in the center becomes overwhelming.

http://www.icepipeled.com/eng/products/H3000_embedded.php
http://www.icepipeled.com/eng/products/T7000_floodlight.php
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#25
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: lanceknightnight
For the coffee strainer picture. The company that owns NoFan is a lighting company. I think they re purposed sconces of theater lights to be coolers. Once you see it the urge to put a light bulb in the center becomes overwhelming.

http://www.icepipeled.com/eng/products/H3000_embedded.php
http://www.icepipeled.com/eng/products/T7000_floodlight.php
After seeing the sconces on those lights, it literally looks like they did just that. Madness.
But thank you sir for being so informative.
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