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Old 8th Jul 2013, 09:09   #1
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Haxx teases passively-cooled ATX midi-tower

Secret sauce an absolutely giant 'sink.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...haxx-passive/1
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 09:47   #2
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I think they should have shown a photo of the finished design.

80w? Yeah... ok. I will make sure I don't overclock much then.
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 10:40   #3
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I think they should have shown a photo of the finished design.
I get the impression the pictures are the finished design.
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 10:50   #4
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I think they should have shown a photo of the finished design.
I get the impression the pictures are the finished design.
I think it's like an EA game... Didn't have time to finish it but they released it anyway hoping no one would notice.
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 10:51   #5
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If it can cool passively then adding a few fans should have great results. I'd love to see a review of this BT !
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If it can cool passively then adding a few fans should have great results.
Not necessarily. The reason for it's design is so ambient air coming from any direction will help cool off the system. Putting a fan in there would obviously cool things off better but it'd be less effective than standard towers (that are laid out properly), where you want to have a constant path of air flow. Having a good heatsink and tower with good air flow *can* make the difference between needing to water cool your CPU and not. Having holes everywhere like this tower disrupts good air flow.

Personally, I think getting a plain motherboard tray with a car radiator might be a more effective option than this tower.
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 18:22   #8
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If it can cool passively then adding a few fans should have great results.
Not necessarily. The reason for it's design is so ambient air coming from any direction will help cool off the system. Putting a fan in there would obviously cool things off better but it'd be less effective than standard towers (that are laid out properly), where you want to have a constant path of air flow. Having a good heatsink and tower with good air flow *can* make the difference between needing to water cool your CPU and not. Having holes everywhere like this tower disrupts good air flow.

Personally, I think getting a plain motherboard tray with a car radiator might be a more effective option than this tower.
I lol'd, a car radiator is definitely cheap enough to get hold of ! I think the fans on most of them should be 12v too ! A great idea for a future mod I reckon, cheers man
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I've been toying with this idea for a while, so it's good to see someone try it. Do they say anything about how they're going to get the heat from the CPU to the case? Some sort of heat pipe arrangement?
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Thermalright had a heatsink case on show during computex 2007, but im guessing it never made it past the prototype stage
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I lol'd, a car radiator is definitely cheap enough to get hold of ! I think the fans on most of them should be 12v too ! A great idea for a future mod I reckon, cheers man
It's already been done, I saw an episode of dl.tv where they hooked up a standard water block to the cpu and then converted the pipes to fit a car radiator and fan and it cooled the same as it's smaller and by far quieter pc component brethren
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Thermalright had a heatsink case on show during computex 2007, but im guessing it never made it past the prototype stage
lol gee, I wonder why. I'm sure that's ridiculously expensive and heavy.
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