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Modding 100% Passively cooled case build

Discussion in 'Modding' started by japala, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. japala

    japala What's a Dremel?

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    Project: Passive

    Something bit different. When watercooling is not silent enough. :) In my opinion Willek pulled this one off nicely but like he states, overall looks was not the main design feature.
     
  2. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    Sounds very interesting.
    There's nothing better than passive cooling. :)
     
  3. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    Now I've taken a look at it and I have some things to say.

    For the PSU I would just desolder the regulators and put them on the big heatsink. This was done by many people and it works just fine.
    Putting some big fans (120mm x 38mm or bigger) at a very low voltage would help a lot and wouldn't add noise. ;)
    I know that closing that is going to kill it, but I would protect the components with a mesh all around.

    PS: I never liked the shower hose idea.
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    looks pretty cool
     
  5. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I'd say he was on the right track, the last picture shows the potential but I think that's the best angle and other shots of the case wouldn't be as appealing.
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I saw that rig in action on Assembly 2007 and believe me, it really stood from the crowd! I did prefer the initial design more though.. I just like the looks of aluminum and I have this weird fixation to large heatsinks :eek:
     
  7. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    That project is totally awesome. I'd just hope Willek gets it working...
     
  8. willowthewhite

    willowthewhite Minimodder

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    Some nice ideas there, I hope they'll be taken further one day.
     
  9. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    On some power supplies, the internal heatsinks have as much as a 300 volt potential. You have to be very careful what you connect to what, even if you can't imagine why a part would carry voltage.
     
  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    The reason is so you can bolt the semiconductor tab straight to the sink, no insulating pad, giving better heat transfer allowing a smaller sink. The tab is often connected to the collector/drain of the semi, again for maximum heat transfer.
     
  11. Noswal

    Noswal What's a Dremel?

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    So after a lan party you have to wait a few minutes for it to cool down before picking it up again:lol:

    -Noswal
     
  12. mcflaco

    mcflaco What's a Dremel?

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    haven´t Zalman done a case like that ?
     
  13. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    That wouldnt be passive would it?
     
  14. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Zalman made a passive case already a couple of years back, BUT the price tag was just crazy and it was only compatible with a couple of motherboards. Also the PSU was propietary 400 W unit that couldn't be changed. I think such specialized cases just can't be series produced.
     
  15. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    It wouldn't be passive, but it would be dead quiet. ;)
     
  16. Jackypoos

    Jackypoos Will it blend?

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    If you wanted to be really cool you could add an ion cooler to somewhere on there (Idk where =] ) that'd be some extra cooling and Danger =D
     

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