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Old March 19, 2010, 03:05 PM
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As some of you know on IRC i am going to be moving away from my sega genesis case mod to something a bit bigger (Lego case that wont look like a pc/console) and was wondering what heatsink fan (i'm thinkin 60-100mm) for an atom processor (N330). It needs to have a decent/good CFM with a rather low dB as i want it to run as quiet as possible (no water cooling).
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Old March 19, 2010, 08:13 PM
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:O Why what's wrong with the genesis mod??? Getting to hot in there? That sucks. And wuuuut, you're going to make a case out of lego? lol. Can't wait to see the build. Unfortuneately I have no comment on what fan you should use...
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Old March 19, 2010, 08:19 PM
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SilenX or Gelid 80mm would suffice For that.

Good Nosie Control, Good FDB Bearings. Good overall fans.

That, or get the Delta 10,000 RPM 40mm Fan and watch your Case take Flight.

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Old March 19, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Well if i made it an airplane or flying saucer it sounding like its flying would add to it but i'm hoping for near silence with good cfm
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Old March 19, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Coolink makes a great slim 80mm fan.
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Old March 19, 2010, 10:38 PM
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The fan doesn't have to be as slim as before since i'll be designing the case to have more then enough clearance for it
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Just don't get sleeve bearing fans.

S-flex, and Gelid are the brands I recommend. I don't particular like SilenX fans for their longevity.
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Quote:
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Lego case that wont look like a pc/console
Wow, good luck with your custom build man. Great idea!
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Old March 30, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Just want something quiet and decent cfm and relatively inexpensive too. Specific models very helpful too
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80mm Panaflo Low speed fans. Pretty freaking quiet. Undervoltable, move a fair amount of air.

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60mm Vantec Stealths. Also pretty quiet, however, they don't move that much air.
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