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News Silverstone’s “Air Penetrator” fan not as kinky as it sounds

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Surely one would need number before being interested in a fan? But for now, it certainly sounds promising. :thumb:
     
  3. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    interested. it looks cool. and it gives you street cred too! "yeah baby, my hardware is made to penetrate in a straight line. it'll keep your balloons floating... and with all the twists and my close-pitch aproach, you'll be blown away"
     
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  4. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Someone needs to employ in marketing, that;s genius :D
     
  5. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    Hmm I might get two of these for my RV01. I beed something to improve the airflow!
     
  6. amacieli

    amacieli New Member

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    need CFM and dB numbers
     
  7. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    This would do well for... what?

    Radiators don't really need linear airflow - the casing of the rad tunnels the airflow already. Case fans also don't really need linear airflow. They just need to get air in, and get air out.

    Seriously, I don't particularly see the point...?
     
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    +1
     
  9. Bloodburgers

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    hmmm.... DP?
     
  10. dec

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    So are you saying you will have double penetration? :lol: 4 mintues and you stole it from me

    I agree with rickysio, when you want something to be air cooled turbulence is your friend so why would i want a linear (i dont think its good enough to say laminate) flow fan? The only time I can think of that being useful is if whatever you are cooling, the back of a GPU PCB for example, is at a right angle to the fan.
     
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    Those shown are only prototypes and quoting company figures is like pulling a number out of the hat most of the time.

    If it's of any use, the one I saw was pretty damn quiet.
     
  12. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    turbulance is not a friend with cooling
     
  13. TWeaK

    TWeaK New Member

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    My thoughts exactly. I really want to think of a use for these, but other than having one in the roof and floating a balloon on top I can't come up with anything.
     
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    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Only spec I can see is 0.33A which means they'll be loudish but the design should make them good for radiators and tower cooler, especially in push-pull. I'm trying to persuade them that make decisions to do triple pentration kits.
     
  15. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    incorrect turbulent flow is much better than laminer flow for cooling
     
  16. Queelis

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    If we're talking about case airflow - laminar is better (moves more air in given time period). If we're about heatsink airflow, then it's the other way around.
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    :hehe: :lol: love the name.

    i think use of this is in cases that you want to direct where the air end up. with normal fans, the air spreads out too much. with these, you will be able to place one further away from the graphics card intake, trusting its directed wind to work its way into the graphics card.
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    As there's normally a fan at the front and one at the rear.. Will there be a spitroast edition?

    Too far?
     
  19. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    So I've spent some time thinking about it, and honestly? Floating 3 balloons above your radiator should be a pretty cool party trick.

    Jokes aside, pretty much I think the only use is to direct focused air across passively cooled cards.

    But if you go for passive cards, you go for silence, not this type of 0.33A loud-ish fans.

    Besides, all one needs is a 120MM diameter tube, and any normal fan pumps out nearly laminar airflow!
     
  20. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    I used to have a 60mm delta fan with a similar angled grill on the other side (which made the entire fan almost a cube), and while it was pretty direct flow, that might have been due to the stupid rmps that that fan put out, truly a screamer.
    It eventually met its end when I managed to get a finger too close. Damn thing cut right to the bone before the blade snapped.
     
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