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News Cooler Master debuts ESA Cosmos

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 13 Nov 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I forget if the fans are power by USB as well as controlled by it. If so, that would be quite cool (sorry). It definitely beat running 3 fans of one motherboard header:worried:

    Nowhere seems to sell it though, do you know how much more it is that the usual one? $229 is cheaper than £140 in the original article, but that is in the US
     
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    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Still the weakness of this is that is will relay on the OS, so in the event of a crash you lose all control. Now a software controllable system outside the primary system is what you really need e.g. something grown out of the t-balancer concept.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the ideal would be a second, behind the scenes OS, like some flavor of linux, running on the background out of your way...... and i very much doubt the fans would be powered by USB.....
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    no reasons I can think of why not. If you can power a hard drive/light/fan/drinks cooler from one, why not a couple of case fans?
    I don't really know though (hence the question)
     
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    A 80mm case fan is usually about 0.1A (in my experience) - maybe more depending on size/speed, However, that's at 12v

    Don't forget, USB is 100mA max (non negotiated) or 500mA (negotiated) but that's at 5v
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    exactly what i was thinking...

    maybe it is powered by the psu, but has a usb connection for speed control and noise control.
     
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    I would be very surprised if it wasn't done that way :)
     
  9. Anakha

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    I think a board like that would operate so when there isn't a negotiated connection with some controlling software, the fans run at 100% (Or use an onboard thermistor, or have some other setting stored in a tiny CMOS chip so you can control how the system starts/runs). That would be the sensible way to do things.
     
  10. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i think that bit needs to get one as a follow up to the esa article
     
  11. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wait Im confused dont most motherboard already have the ability to control fans? or at least CPU/SYS/Chassis fans for one and then you can get USB Fan controllers already that can do the same thing so whats the point? If someone could explain a little more that would be great.
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    oh there was rumor that CM was going to release an all aluminum version of the cosmos around Dec/Jan, could that also be whats different with the ESA Cosmos? as that was the case I was holding out for. ^_^
     
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