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Opinions on Mechatronics' 80mm Fan

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GunDam, 12 Nov 2002.

  1. GunDam

    GunDam Minimodder

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    Just need owners feed back on the Mechatronics 80mm fan. I need a high CFM fan for my swiftech that doesnt generate any or much vibration.
     
  2. IsaacSibson

    IsaacSibson Banned

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    About the best trade-off there is between airflow and noise.
     
  3. GunDam

    GunDam Minimodder

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    IsaacSibson, how about vibration? Coz I'm running a Sanyo @ the moment and it vibrates my whole case, which isnt good :sigh:
     
  4. IsaacSibson

    IsaacSibson Banned

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    I've found Sanyo-Denki to be very "buzzy" fans.

    The mechatronics certainly isn't. It is very smooth.

    I've had my mechatronics and a 60mm sanyo denki in the same room. Both were spinning at exactly the same 4800rpm. The mechatronics rated 39dB, the sanyo rated around 32dB.

    The sanyo drove me nuts.
     
  5. sco0by

    sco0by Mmm pie.

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    I have a Mechatronics 80mm on my Swiftech MCX462, (Delta was too damn loud!) and its been very quiet and reliable in the 10 months or so that I have been running it.

    Seems to work very well with the Swiftech :D
     
  6. jamiesurfs

    jamiesurfs Boom Boom, Cha Cha Cha!

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    I also reckon the Mechatronics is the best compromise fan around and does an excellent job all round. Superb quality too, so would get my vote!
     
  7. hprcrazyguy

    hprcrazyguy Minimodder

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    Mech atronics gets my vote too, got one on my PAL and its nice and quiet.* :) Highly recommended.



    *Quiet when compared to the other generic crap in my cases. lol, its quieter than the generic one and moves way more air. :D
     
  8. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    I don't know why but I can't find mechatronic fans in the US to save my life... don't tell me these babeh's are a Brit exclusive. Anyone in the states seen these?

    [edit] I have found some at electronic distributors but nothing at a computer component supplier... weird.
     
  9. GunDam

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    THX all ...... by ya recommendation.... I've just ordered one \o/
     
  10. hprcrazyguy

    hprcrazyguy Minimodder

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    Plycon eddie, plycon. :D

    Oooooo that got a new site layout and design, nice. :)
     
  11. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    Thanks Mean Joe! :D yo da man...
     
  12. GunDam

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    Update

    Mechatronics V's Enermax

    Although the Mechatronics has a high RPM count than an Enermax fan, it is considerably quieter.

    However after buying a Mechatronics fan to replace my Enermax and Sanyo Denki fans which I alternated uses, wiv my Swiftech heat sink, I have come to the conclusion that it is marginally poor cooling than the Enermax.

    Mechatronics
    Under load 42*C

    Enermax
    Under Load 40*C

    I didnt mention the Sanyo Denki fan as it generates too much vibration for use on a heatsink.
     

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