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News MSI ECOlution: powering fans without electricity

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    That's freaking hilarious!
     
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    /Me wants a new engine for my computer
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    erm...isn't April Fools' still a month away? Steampunk finally becomes a reality :D

    If it does get shown at CeBIT, I'd love to see a video of it in action.
     
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    I will try to get a video. I do have one, but it's not a "real" one - just a simulation
     
  6. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    Out of all the components in my pc, its not the fans i was woried about when it comes to power consumption.

    It is a pretty good idea though.
     
  7. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    It is rather awesome.
     
  8. WhiskeyAlpha

    WhiskeyAlpha New Member

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    I've seen that Rich, like an animated 3d rendering? It look spretty funky and MSi have gotta be aknowledged for taking this on.

    However, 60C before it kicks in? Ouch.
     
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    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL. Bravo, MSI. Friggin' funny. Gotta hand it to them... :hehe:
     
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    Seems like a great idea. Even though fans aren't the most power consuming components in a computer, they still require electricity, which comes via wires. And I hate wires. The less, the better. So give 'em to me now, please :)
     
  12. p3n

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    half a brownie point for saving the planet, although trusting a mechanical system to cool your northbridge that has to be at 60 degrees? danger!

    it even mentions the old single piston problem that you need to 'tap' it to actually get it moving should everything end up in line
     
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  13. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    There's an evening of alcohol involved to any man (or woman) who can invent a turbocharger tiny enough to modify that with...
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    It's a really cool concept, but I have problems seeing the advantage here.

    It's inefficient (in terms of cooling), it have more parts that can fail and probably cost way more to produce.

    It gets a very high score on coolness, though :thumb:
     
  15. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the strange, or stupid, thing is that i thought of this some time ago.... like 2 years ago....
     
  16. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    Great idea. Talk about green machine. LOL
    Congrates to MSI for taking such a step. Its a great idea.
     
  17. taliban_raider

    taliban_raider Just some guy; you know

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    If these ever see the light of day I would probably buy one to play with, I have always wanted to buy a stirling engine to play with, but I cannot see myself actualy trusting it to cool my pc. Hopefully it will be cheaper than all the other stirling engines floating around the web for sale.
     
  18. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    the basic idea behind it (converting heat into another form of energy) is nothing new, but seeing it realized in such a small self contained form is still amazing, what worries me though is the price, i mean mainboards are allready getting more and more expensive in relation to the other parts of the pc.
     
  19. PrometheusCon

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    Very cool. People seem to forget that heat, light, sound, etc is energy and can be harnessed. I know I did.
     
  20. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    I haven't had time to read it yet, but that's an easy fix. Have a second engine inline with the first, both geared together, with the first one a quarter turn apart from the second one. Steampunk, indeed. :naughty:
     
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