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News Haxx teases passively-cooled ATX midi-tower

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 8 Jul 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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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.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I get the impression the pictures are the finished design.
     
  4. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    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.
     
  5. kirk46

    kirk46 Cheesecake Nom Nom

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    how much :eek:
     
  6. Dave Lister

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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 !
     
  7. schmidtbag

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    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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  8. Dave Lister

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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 ;)
     
  9. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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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?
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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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 :miffed:
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  11. tad2008

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    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 :D
     
  12. schmidtbag

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    lol gee, I wonder why. I'm sure that's ridiculously expensive and heavy.
     

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