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by El Doug
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

well, yes - i just wanted a starting point for fan setup before I begin testing. I was almost afraid that 30cfm would be too little before I found this forum.

Thanks for all your help, much appreciated
by El Doug
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

well, thats really somethin! if i listen to my case manufacturer who says that it is "designed for maximum flow," then Ill just assume the flow is aweful. Ill calculate my real heat output and work from there. You think starting with twice the theoretical flow is a good idea? Should I start with mor...
by El Doug
Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

dT? that sounds like calc. and if i want 0 dT, i seem to be dividing by zero... gah, I hated math. thank the Lord the bio degree only required 2 semesters of the crap so lets say for example (and im pulling this off the top of my head), I have a total of 80watts of heat being produced. how much flow...
by El Doug
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

not happening :P

im using this rig as is - just want some help with new PSU choice and hence what fans to use at what power
by El Doug
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

ive been using this setup in a mid-tower for 6 months - it just sounds like the exhaust of my ninja (bike, not HS) the case is an x15e. i have been toying with some elastic-mount HDD ideas, but thats not my real concern. cooling is no problem, i just want to minimize noise with the correct proportio...
by El Doug
Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling config considering current computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

was just thinking that perhaps the AC Silencer, when pumped-down to silent levels, would still offer the same cooling performance as stock (im not looking for more) without the noise, while at the same time assisting in case exhaust, no matter how small a part it takes the goal of course is then to ...
by El Doug
Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

X2 4400+
7700cu w/ fanmate
7800gtx 256mb w/ AC Silencer
A8N-SLI Premium (hence passive northbridge)
2x 200gig SATA2 Samsung


this is a horizontal desktop case, but it is full atx and has more than enough headroom. the case has mounts for 2x80mm fans rear, and 1x80mm fan BELOW the HDD cage
by El Doug
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?

Airflow is a large component in the cooling, but also noise, of a PC. To minimize this source of sound, lower-speed fans both in the case and PSU can be utilized. Is there any way to ball-park how much flow Ill need based upon computing components within the build? Id rather not have to spend 3 days...
by El Doug
Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling config considering current computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

ah - well, the northbridge is of course passive (premium mobo). the vga is stock, which must be replaced. temps are not aweful, but all the fans are louder (case, vga, psu) that Id like on idle. i of course do not care about load noise. i am quite the perfectionist on the wiring - its absolutely lov...
by El Doug
Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling config considering current computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Best cooling config considering current computer

The goal of course is to make this computer as quiet as possible (i dont expect silent, considering the high-power components) The current computer is: X2 4400+ 7700cu A8N-SLI Premium 7800gtx 256mb 2x 200gig SATA2 Samsung (7200) Modstream 520 <---- this needs to go (obviously loudest component by a ...