Thursday, October 23rd 2008

Nexus Unveils Wave Air, an External PCI Cooling Solution

It's time for some non ATI news. Nexus has unveiled an external PCI cooling solution today, called WaveAir and designed to fit on most computer cases. The part attaches to a standard PCI slot and blows fresh cool air to the inside of the case. It may become very handy in solving temperature problems with various small form factor cases, such as many HTPC systems. The WaveAir measures 89.5 (L) x 89.5 (W) x 98 (H) mm, weights in 160 grams and features a 80mm Real Silent Nexus fan that spins at 1500 RPM and has a noise output of just 17.6dB. The WaveAir is expected to be introduced next month and come with a 3-year warranty.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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18 Comments on Nexus Unveils Wave Air, an External PCI Cooling Solution

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
pardon my english but that looks f**king ugly. who in their right mind would want something like that hanging out the back of their case??? - just grab the usual 'internal' PCI coolers & If u you havent got enough space for that then what the hell are you doing trying to SLi 2 GTX280's????
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#2
Silverel
Wow, it's like the took a CPU shroud from the inside of a 5 year old PC, and put it on the outside.

Clearly this is technology at its best, and deserves a shameless plug on the front page of TPU. Malware, I love all the work you do with the news, but this one seems a bit far off.
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#3
ktr
Blowing cool air from the back might throw off your air flow. PRODUCT IS PHAIL!
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#4
Necrofire
This thing is really ugly.

One question I have for these people is, what's wrong with a fan mounted inside the case, in the front, where there are screw holes are....
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#5
kakazza
by: FreedomEclipse
pardon my english but that looks f**king ugly. who in their right mind would want something like that hanging out the back of their case??? - just grab the usual 'internal' PCI coolers & If u you havent got enough space for that then what the hell are you doing trying to SLi 2 GTX280's????
If you have the money to buy and the actual games to use SLI of GTX280s, then you hopefully have the knowledge to cool them. And I want to see how you can fit SLI of GTX280s into a SFF case ;)

And what about it being ugly? I can't even see the back of my case. I mean, if you look at the back of your case that often, you might of course be offended.



I think it's a nice idea, but I clearly wouldn't give it a big news post :)
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#6
tkpenalty
May some people use some common sense before posting one line posts saying the product is fail? Its not at all fail, because the negative pressure that the 80mm versus the slot it has will make if far more effective than the average slot blower, PLUS it doesn't block internal space. Sure it may be ugly but it WORKS!

by: Necrofire
This thing is really ugly.

One question I have for these people is, what's wrong with a fan mounted inside the case, in the front, where there are screw holes are....
Um, if you havent noticed, a majority of cases are designed so poorly that the only way airflow will go through is to cut the grilles. Dust filters too. In most cases theres almost next to no airflow thanks to the grilles + facade. My X1950PRO fried until i bolted the 120mm fan at the hdd bay.
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#7
D4S4
The fan CAN'T push even half of it's rated airflow through an pci... they'd be better off orientating it to suck air out. They need do brush up on their fluid dynamics...
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#8
xubidoo
i wouldnt use that for the simple reason it sticks out so much ,id have to pull my PC forward a fair way ,and then of course it would be in the way.

not to mention its damned ugly :)
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#9
D4S4
by: tkpenalty
May some people use some common sense before posting one line posts saying the product is fail? Its not at all fail, because the negative pressure that the 80mm versus the slot it has will make if far more effective than the average slot blower, PLUS it doesn't block internal space. Sure it may be ugly but it WORKS!



Um, if you havent noticed, a majority of cases are designed so poorly that the only way airflow will go through is to cut the grilles. Dust filters too. In most cases theres almost next to no airflow thanks to the grilles + facade. My X1950PRO fried until i bolted the 120mm fan at the hdd bay.
I thought so too, common sense says it'll blow out, but no! at least that's what it says in the article...
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#10
D4S4
by: D4S4
I thought so too, common sense says it'll blow out, but no! at least that's what it says in the article...
I was wrong, the fan is orientated to blow out as visible on the first pic. The article needs to be corrected then...

And malware needs to brush up on fluid dynamics... XD
no pun intended.
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That wouldnt make much since then if it took air out of the case, it wouldnt work that well. I think its a fine idea and who the hell cares if its ugly. Yall need to get a life and get off that trip. As was posted its on the back and you cannot see it. Nice post and info Malware, thanks.
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#12
PP Mguire
Not only that but i think this thread needs this for those obvious people.



This is intended for the HTPC users most of which hide their HTPCs so you wouldnt even see the thing. Also most of those small cases dont have room enough for a PCI slot fan which are intended for bigger Mid and full tower cases. As was said i think its a good idea and i might get it for my server.
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#15
erocker
As anyone can see, the fan can be turned around.:rolleyes:

*I would actually like to get one for the computer in my shop!
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#16
niyekine
Buy a new case!

It is really ugly and it will surely take lots of space from back... Where will you put your cables? Also you will need to pull your case to front at least 10cm. Moreover, fan will be stuck at back, You will more space then 10cm... Power supply will give the hot air to back, and this fan will take it to the inside of case, no gain again...

If you have problems with hot case, why did you buy a HTPC?
I would prefer to buy a new and cheap "normal case". This thing will take almost same space installed in HTPC case with a normal case...

Just pointless...
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#17
Pinchy
by: niyekine
It is really ugly and it will surely take lots of space from back... Where will you put your cables? Also you will need to pull your case to front at least 10cm. Moreover, fan will be stuck at back, You will more space then 10cm... Power supply will give the hot air to back, and this fan will take it to the inside of case, no gain again...

If you have problems with hot case, why did you buy a HTPC?
I would prefer to buy a new and cheap "normal case". This thing will take almost same space installed in HTPC case with a normal case...

Just pointless...
Err hot air rises. Being below or on the side of the PSU fan means that it wont suck in the hot air. Also, the PSU fan wont likely push the air out far enough to where this thing sucks in the air.


Also, you buy a HTPC case because you dont want an ugly full sized case in the middle of your lounge room.


I reckon it is a pretty good idea. Also, it seems as though its not as loud as those dang leaf blower exhaust PCI slot fans.
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#18
SonDa5
Has anybody tried this between two tight Xfire or SLI card setups?

Looks like it might work well as an exhaust right in between two tight video cards.
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