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Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticIt'd be interesting to see temps with the heatsink mounted vertically (like inside a bitfenix prodigy). Plus, the prodigy front fan would be blowing directly at it ...
Originally Posted by lehtvI would've liked to see results against Thermalright HR-02, mainly because it's designed for passive operation and costs about half of the Zalman. It was originally released without a fan, only later they introduced the Macho moniker and included a TY-140 in the package.
Originally Posted by John_TI'm still using my i7 950, (which I can't see the point of upgrading anytime soon) so at a TDP of 130W this is all a bit of a moot point to me at the moment, BUT, I reckon my next major overhaul will probably see me go fanless, so it's still interesting.
I really like the sound of blackworx's set-up, (is that the Sapphire Ultimate your using?) as that's definitely the direction I want to take in future.
I'd love to see how powerful a fully passive PC could be - something like this cooler with the passive 7750 and maybe a Seasonic Platinum fanless PSU. Picking the right case would be tricky though. I'd love to build it but would be frightened of frying everything after 6 months or so...
Originally Posted by JipaI also wonder how quiet houses are around the world, a couple of quiet fans just aren't going to make any difference to the ambient noise level.
Originally Posted by Corky42Quote:Originally Posted by JipaI also wonder how quiet houses are around the world, a couple of quiet fans just aren't going to make any difference to the ambient noise level.
Not every house has noise poulution, especialy at night.
Some people aim for totaly silent (passive), for others adding a few undervoleted fans is enough to retain there sanity.
Originally Posted by Jipa
Sure, some people live in the middle of nowhere and have absolutely no electric appliances in the house, let alone central heating.
Still my point is that no (powerful) passive system is going to have a long lifespan. It's the small, single components that are going to fail in heat, not the GPU or CPU cores.
Have fun trying, I just don't see that happening and really can't see the point in even trying! If you want to go passive 24/7, just get a Raspberry. If you want a gaming rig 24/7 you're both rather silly and should be expecting some unnoticeable fan noise.
Originally Posted by JipaStill my point is that no (powerful) passive system is going to have a long lifespan. It's the small, single components that are going to fail in heat, not the GPU or CPU cores.
Originally Posted by Skippylee
The only comments worth reading here are from Corky42 and [USRF]Obiwan.
Originally Posted by SkippyleeWhat is the point using cases fans with a fanless CPU cooler?
Originally Posted by John_TI really like the sound of blackworx's set-up, (is that the Sapphire Ultimate your using?)
Originally Posted by blackworxThe heat still needs to be exhausted from the case; 99% of the time you can't rely on convection. As with everything it's a question of balance. I run a case exhaust because it means my rig is (effectively) silent when idling/browsing but it's also capable of dealing with the excess heat for more intensive stuff - Lightroom/games/transcoding. There is literally no point in not having that case fan. If you take it away you're just left with a machine that suffers runaway temps at the first sign of any workload in return for zero benefit noise-wise.
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