Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 9, 2010.
One is on it's way to me right now. I'll let you all know how it is once I recieve it.
It does exhaust.
what's up with the confusion? in... out... In & Out... who cares? Kevin Kline did better in A Fish Called Wanda!
Why so much confusion?
"inhale outside air into case"
That means this particular one is infact an intake fan.
Read-get guys! lol
Also I want to try one of these
The one I had was exhaust.
I know for a fact they are exhaust i bought two of them when i first seen them years ago was thinking if thoes Specs where true u was going to rig two of them up (gettomod) and hook them up to my CPU heatsink at the time it was a TR XP-90 but the actul specs are no where near that there more like 35 to 38 DB and maybe like 30 to 40 CFM and rigging them up to a heatsink is really bad cuz then they are super loud
Well, these are suppesedly "new", so perhaps they just reversed the airflow. Either way, it should be good for my suffocating HTPC.
I have used the old version since 2004 when I purchased one in Taiwan (where these are made). At the time they were exhaust. I took it apart and converted it to an intake with a self made filter (2 layers of dryer sheets). Early this year my Dominator RAM fans died so I decided to convert that fan back into exhaust as my RAM fan.
I cut off the 5.25" bay mounting holes and most of the plastic, glued it to an aluminum sheet and used the Dominator's slot clamps to hold it in place.
Here's the dryer sheets that I made for a 23CM fan. I would recommend using new sheets. First you want to wash them out with hot water to remove the dried liquid in the sheet. You want to keep crunching them up and do this for about 1 minute. Afterwards let it dry out and just stretch it to the size of your fan to install. Whats great about dryer sheets is that they pull dust out of the air that passes by instead of forcing dust to cling to the filter like most do. It's cheap, disposable and the only option I can think of for a large diameter fan.
The new ones look like they come as intake. However without removable filter on it many people would shy away from it. But if you are handy with tools you can just reverse the fan. And be careful of bending the blades they are made of very malleable aluminum. From their description they are now using ball bearings instead of the sleeve bearings of the first version. This should make them run quieter and last much longer.
I may actually end up getting another one of these and modify it for a side intake for my case.
I believe it could. I have a room fan, that has a radial fan design. It is really silent and pushes great amounts of air. Plus the airflow is very controlled. I've been waiting for this type of coolers to come more popular in PC's.
I recieved the cooler today and it is indeed an intake. Moves a good amount of air too. It "feels" like it could be around 100cfm on high to me but I have no "official" way to test it.
As far as noise the ambient sound levels in this room are 51 db A. With my sound meter pointed about a half inch away from the intake vent (highest fan setting) it reads 74 db A. This falls in line with exactly what Evercool has said as far as noise levels. Pointed directly at the motor itself it registers 63 db A. So this means the noise of the rushing air itself is louder than the motor. I would say this is a good buy.
Are the vanes of the fan curved?
Yes, all made of thin aluminum. One thing that helps the airflow is having something underneath the cooler where it's installed. Be it a DVD drive or some other flat surface so it helps channel the air rearward.
Hmm. so I suppose the fan rotates "upwards"?
I wonder how 3 or 4 of them together might work...quite interesting.
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