From noisy fan to silent water-cooling

Triumph

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2005-06-05 3:43 pm
Holland
From noisy fan to silent water-cooling?

Has anyone experience with changing the internal fan from a amplifier to a more silent watercooling?
In computers it is rather common to do this. There DIY sets fore sale.
Which one to use? What size? Is it more silent than a fan?
The amplifier I am thinking of adding this is the tiny Linn Classic Movie Di. It is an AB-mosfet which produces a lot of heat.

Regards,

Paul
 
Triumph said:
From noisy fan to silent water-cooling?

Is it more silent than a fan?

In the PC world you still need a fan (to cool the radiator) but you can reduce the noise by using a large (120mm) low-RPM one.

What size is the existing fan? Simpler fixes are to swap for a quieter model or to under-volt the one you have, but cooling will not be so good - as a general rule, noise goes up with airflow. You can also considerably increase airflow (and often reduce noise) by replacing slotted punched grilles with an open wire one.
 
Re: Re: From noisy fan to silent water-cooling

cpemma said:
In the PC world you still need a fan (to cool the radiator) but you can reduce the noise by using a large (120mm) low-RPM one...
That depends on how big the radiator is. If it's large enough, then natural convection will be enough to keep it cool = lovely silence!

Of course the benefit of water cooling is exactly that you can have a huge radiator, much bigger than the size of the largest heatsink it would be practical to mount inside a case. You can even put the radiator outside a window, or submerge it in a river, or otherwise put it somewhere cool.