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Project: Passive
caffeine_addict 
7/3/08 10:08:29 AM
Journeyman

I just stumbled across this case on Engadget, it's a 100% passive case mode, the whole thing is basically a huge set of heatsinks, with computer fitted into it, no fans, no water, just heatsinks, I'm seriously tempted to look into this just for the coolness factor.

http://metku.net/index.html?path=mods/passive/index_eng

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beatshoes 
7/3/08 11:13:06 AM
Guru

usually metku has awesome stuff.

but this looks plain dodgy.
as can be seen in the final result.

the concept however is interesting

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caffeine_addict 
7/3/08 11:15:56 AM
Journeyman

Yeah, it was more the concept I was interested in, I agree, it does look tacky. I'm going to have a think about his design and see if I can come up with a better way of doing it.

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Master_Scythe 
7/3/08 12:48:50 PM
Titan

no matter how much I try to go passive, I can never ever feel comfortable without one 120mm fan, running at 7v blowing out the top of the case.

heat rises, 7v on a 120 is silent anyway, I can never being myself to be TOTALLY passive cooled.

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caffeine_addict 
7/3/08 1:45:51 PM
Journeyman

Yeah, the thought of going totally passive has always seemed to no fit right in my mind either, but it would be perfect for a small media computer, one that doesn't require super powerful hardware.

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Master_Scythe 
7/3/08 3:34:58 PM
Titan

no matter how old.

No matter how cool the temps say they are, I will always have airflow on the heatsinks.

one sucker at the top is fine, but it needs to be there.

Low poer HTPC? Xbox is best at that!

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rikk 
8/3/08 7:58:05 PM
Overlord

http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=116
I've always wanted to have a good look at the Zalman answer, but at the price ...

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arjo 
14/3/08 5:14:32 AM
Champion

Quote by beatshoes
but this looks plain dodgy.



Bah, i like it. Sure, you can tell its built from surplus materials, but its neat, efficient, works well, looks cool, and is pretty unique. all the hallmarks of a good mod.

on a side-note, has anyone else played with the flexible stainless tubing he's used for the mobo power? awesome stuff. i missed out on getting about 3m of the stuff, which i already had a whole mod plotted around :(.

edit: just read the fuckin article... maybe didnt work so well... oh wells, i still like it


Edited by arjo: 14/3/2008 05:31:37 AM

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ecroF 
3/6/08 11:51:20 PM
Guru

Ye olde 386 I used to own was passive cooled. Even the local bus graphics card! Had a fan in the psu though, but the loudest thing I remember was the hdd.... sounded like chopping wood.

In making a modern passive system the main thing that I would be concerned about would be the psu. I'm not the type to fork out big bucks on a passive psu though, you just have to need some kind of airflow to cool stuffs. Are psu fans allowed?


Edit : Just finished reading site.... fracking amazing work :)


Edited by ecroF: 3/6/2008 11:53:51 PM

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