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CM Crossflow Fan

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mother-Goose, 12 Apr 2007.

  1. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Has anyone got one of these installed in any generation of stacker? What do you think of it?

    I am tempted by it I must say.
     
  2. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I tried it in my Stacker 830 and was not all that impressed.

    The airflow was not even across the motherboard. Instead I chose to use 4 fans on the door bracket attached to a fan controller. That way I have much better airflow over the entire motherboard. An added benefit is that I can increase/decase cooling to specific zones should I require it.

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  3. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    yeh that was the route I thouht I would go with in the end. You are probably just the man I need to ask with regard to the airflow from the front of the case. From what I can see, and what I have asked, the only fans at the front are from the drive cage. Have you got just the one cage with only one fan at the front?

    I guess having the side fans kinda help, I am going to be putting one on the blow hole up top seeing as heat rises).
     
  4. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I have the crossflow and I have a different view, I'm impressed. Although xr_ox is correct in saying that the airflow doesn't span the entire motherbaord it does put air over the vital components (on my lanparty SLI-D). Nameley the northbridge, RAM and graphics and also partly on the CPU.

    I can't remember by how much the overall temperature dropped but I think I mentioned it before on the forums on the exact figure, but it was a significant amount such that I put the switch permanently on and left it inside the case.

    Take a look at my HL2 mod case to see how my fans are set up. :)
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Well I don't have a crossflow, but I can say that if you manage to get even a small amount of airflow onto the mosfets and vregs that coat modern boards, your temps will drop quite a bit, and stability is almost endless.

    I've got an 80mm and a 92mm fan mounted on a pile of mobo standoffs (screwed into each other), through a hole at the top of the mobo, and my PWM temps are 15'C lower, and this board and RAM goes a lot further than without it. :D
     
  6. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Ah yes I see what you are saying there, I like it, as you say, it gives a vertical pull across the board, obviously stronger the closer it is to the the unit as well, couple that with the fact that airflow from the front is quite minimal too.

    The stacker 830 and 830 evo have mounting brackets for it so I think I might give it a go.

    @Willy, how are you finding noise levels?!
     
  7. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Regarding airflow in my case:

    I'm not using the front fan for the drive cage, since I have my two hard drives in a DD Aqua Bay which is mounted higher up in the front bay. At the bottom I have a radiator with a fan which is extracting the cool air through the front of the case (working as exhaust). I have the top exhaust with another radiator pulling air through the rad (still working as an exhaust). The rear mobo fan has a radiator attached with a fan still working as an exhaust.

    I'm using the the door bracket with the 4 fans as a giant intake, this way I can pull in a larger amount of cooler air, and have 3 exhaust points (4 if you count the mesh grill on the opposite door although it's passive)

    I will post some pic's for reference.

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  8. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I detect a certain degree of insanity ;) and your XLC isn't water cooled?! TUT :hehe:
     
  9. zr_ox

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    It's not water cooler.....YET ;) I have a second (external) cooling loop which needs to be completed for the mosfet's, NB/SB & XLC.
     
  10. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    another rad for that?! LOL you sir, are a very valued nutter
     
  11. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    I have a cross flow fan in my CM 120 and it was my decision to do so based on one thing. That one thing is: It would increase the cooling in a region where normal fans wouldn't. I know that is simplistic, but it works.

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  12. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Meh, can't say... I'm deaf :p
     
  14. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    lol properly deaf or just listened to your music too loud?
     
  15. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Properly, since birth.:)
     
  16. section8

    section8 What's a Dremel?

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    wow i wasn't expecting that mate! thought you were joking... but at least you dont have problems with xfi and vista!!!!!!!!!!!!

    scott b
     
  17. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Ahhhh Willy, might have been the wrong person to ask, but that said, I asked a guy I knew was blind "what does it look like?" the other day by mistake....:D lol

    Scott, ORDERING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!
     

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