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Old 13th February 2009, 03:01 PM   #2901
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I've done that a couple times. The fans still make more noise than
I like, but I did buy a couple Zalman Reserator water coolers.


I see we think alike with Mr. Pass. I wonder what is the passive (sans fan) thermal resistance of the modern CPU coolers. Some CPU coolers look bloody COOL, i.e. extremely aesthetically pleasing. Hot-roding F5 with such coolers can make it look like F1
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Old 13th February 2009, 03:14 PM   #2902
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I see we think alike with Mr. Pass. I wonder what is the passive (sans fan) thermal resistance of the modern CPU coolers. Some CPU coolers look bloody COOL, i.e. extremely aesthetically pleasing. Hot-roding F5 with such coolers can make it look like F1

CPU heatsinks are designed for forced air cooling, and hence has narrow fin spacing.

A wild guess would be that you'd get 10 to 20% of the capacity, without the fan.


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Old 13th February 2009, 03:18 PM   #2903
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And you better keep a max 3 month maintenance schedule. Vacuum cleaning the fan and heatsink, maybe a drop of oil for the fan. A PC is getting unstable, when cooling is lacking, a mosfet amp will probably suffer a quiet death if the fan fails.



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Old 13th February 2009, 03:20 PM   #2904
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When it comes to CPU coolers I would recommend this one: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ctic%20Cooling

It's almost as good as Thermalright Ultra 120 at half the price and comes with an integrated fan that uses vibration damping mount.

There is also Low Profile version of that heatsink, but some say it's much less efficient: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ctic%20Cooling

I might try those with F5.
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Old 13th February 2009, 03:32 PM   #2905
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Naaa.... might look cool, but there is nothin' to beat good old big heatsinks Longterm stability, and never fails.

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Old 13th February 2009, 03:42 PM   #2906
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Sure, and the four heatsinks in the monoblocks I pictured earlier cost me the same as one of those fancy coolers
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Was that a typo? I would like 8 of those heatsinks Cool looking F5's you made. (Watch out for cats, kids and other rodents, though )

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Old 13th February 2009, 03:48 PM   #2908
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Wow, what a bargain - did you get those 4 heatsinks locally? Please do share if they have more available
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Old 13th February 2009, 04:12 PM   #2909
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I bought 16pcs some 15 years ago at Active Surplus at $9.95/pc. Those were the good times

I had them sorted out for much better looking chassis, but these days I prefer simplicity and open concept when possible.
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You are not the only one who shamelessly copied the ML33.




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