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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. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    Looks **** for cooling. Why the hundreds of struts that block airflow, create turbulance (expect this fan to be hella noisy). It may look geeky and cool but itll perform ****. You cant get around science, no matter how good your marketing is.
     
  2. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Are they only going to sell the 120mm fan stand-alone, or the 180 too?
     
  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looks like a giant dust trap


    the name is funny so I'll buy two
     
  4. kzinti1

    kzinti1 New Member

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    Consider Silverstone. An excellent developer and manufacturer. I very seriously doubt that they would waste their time, money and reputation to develop something that we consumers would find lacking and fail to purchase.
    You people obviously don't have your heads up your own arses or you'd realize that fans also have 2 sides. They have intakes AND exhausts. Isn't a linear exhaust a requirement for a high-performance engine?
    When an object apparently doesn't make sense head-on, turn it around and think at it from the back.
     
  5. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    As mentioned, airflow to noise^2 ratio is what interests me.

    Is it just me or are 140mm fans completely ignored? I'd kill for some nice ones to go in my case!
     
  6. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Whoever said that the difference in design (i.e. the narrow band of air flow) wouldn't make these fans directly incomparable on statistics alone?

    Think of the range and power you gain from a directional yagi aerial over say, a dipole. There are trade-offs in either case, of course. But there is a huge difference from narrowing the area in which the energy is directed.

    But it might not lead to anything. We need real-world benchmarks, not figures.
     
  7. tron

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    That should teach that fan not to mess with your finger ! :nono:
     
  8. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Really? So every product ever released onto the market is brilliant right? There's no one product out there (even from Silverstone) that when applied to an application in the real world fails miserably or doesnt match up to its expectations?
     
  9. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Consider Palm. Explain to me why they are going to kick the bucket soonish?

    When your (initial) argument makes sense, turn it around and think at it from the other way, before posting it.



    HP attached a honest to goodness 5400RPM fan to my Q6600's stock heatsink (which is basically a piece of crap extruded aluminium piece) and on full speed it buzzed like heck, while I awaited liftoff.
     
  10. kylew

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    Come on, don't act like you don't get their point.

    They didn't say Silverstone are immune to making bad products, but if you look at it sensibly, it's unlikely that they'd bring something all the way to the market that they knew was bad. They're a business, they're there to make money.
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    It's this point exactly. Sometimes it's not until you develop a product that you might find it just isn't needed or the design creates more issues than it solves. We'll see when we do another labs test I suppose.
     
  12. Picarro

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    for the Raven RV01 you actually don't want any turbulence. The main point of the 180mm fans is to push the air from the buttom, and out of the top. A "direct" airflow would be better for this than a turbulent one ;)
     
  13. Denis_iii

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    any news on the sugo sg07?
     
  14. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    When laminar airflow hits hardware components, its laminar no more.

    A turbulent airflow remains turbulent, laminar becomes turbulent. Besides,

    So turbulent flow is actually better for whatever (cooling) purpose we have, since laminar airflow is less efficient at heat transfer...? Someone call the SS engineer who proposed this. :X
     
  15. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Erotic cooling fans, finally. :O
     
  16. D B

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    maybe ..having overlaping blades will increase the static pressure and work well when attached to a radiator too
     
  17. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Exactly, they can still make money off a bad product. Just look at the iPad, it's a bad product but it will sell.
     
  18. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    That's actually a can of worms you shouldn't open. There are hordes and legions of Apple fans who, capable of thinking, will take appropriate and reasonable offense at your statement.

    Then again, Lian Li did release that WTF of a case.
     
  19. thehippoz

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    it's those laotians.. they're always talking about penetrating stuff
     
  20. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Nice fan.

    Now down to the important stuff, did you see the new TJXX case?
     
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