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Old December 22, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Default Possible to make a fanless rig with heatpipes and hs?

Not ocing but I was wondering if this is possible.
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Old December 22, 2007, 10:36 AM
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I suppose. One of those giant thermalright cpu towers and the new fanless 8800 gt.

given that your ps has a fan and your hard drive makes noise I'd opt for some 120mm on low speed though.

Zalman makes a completely silent case, but it's expensive.

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Old December 22, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Sure.

But if you want to run with a closed case, you'll want some fans to push a little air through.

There are lots of good fans out there that are all but completely silent, so fanless isn't really all that necessary these days for silence.

A good heatpiped tower CPU cooler + the same on the video card, & some quiet fans, & you're set.

Fans to look at:
92mm = Nexus Real Silent (they really are; can't hear them at all)
Nexus 92MM Real Silent Case Fan Black 1500RPM 19.2DBA 27CFM 3/4PIN - DirectCanada

120mm:

Yate Loon (nice n cheap n quiet, though would likely need some undervolting to be completely silent)
Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM Quiet Cooling Fan 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB 3PIN & 4PIN Sleeve Bearing Oem - DirectCanada
Yate Loon D12BL-12 120MM Quiet Cooling Fan 1200RPM 45CFM 24DB 3PIN & 4PIN Ball Bearing Oem - DirectCanada

Nexus 120mm
Nexus 120MM Real Silent Case Fan Orange 1000RPM 22.8DBA 36.87CFM 3/4PIN - DirectCanada
Nexus 120MM Real Silent Case Fan BLACK/WHITE 1000RPM 22.8DBA 36.87CFM 3/4PIN - DirectCanada

Noctua 120mm (my personal recommendation due to the look + included low RPM adaptors for even quieter operation - will do 900 - 1100 - 1300 RPM)
Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA Molex - DirectCanada

Scythe S-Flex 1200RPM
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120MM Cooling Fan 1200RPM 20.1DBA 49.0CFM FDB - DirectCanada
800 RPM
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120MM Cooling Fan 800RPM 8.7DBA 33.5CFM FDB - DirectCanada
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Old December 22, 2007, 02:53 PM
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I am considering going 100% passive in the future and I plan on using thermalright all the way. However, do you guys think its possible to run a thermalright HR-03 fanless and still run? I expect to see higher temps than the stock cooler, but as long as it works, im good for it. (I plan on using a total of 5 noctua NF-P12 in a TJ10).
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I am considering going 100% passive in the future and I plan on using thermalright all the way. However, do you guys think its possible to run a thermalright HR-03 fanless and still run? I expect to see higher temps than the stock cooler, but as long as it works, im good for it. (I plan on using a total of 5 noctua NF-P12 in a TJ10).
Absolutely.

You just have to be comfortable with the card running very hot.

Here's why: AnandTech: Sparkle 8800 GT Passive: The Fastest Silent GPU in the World

They tested that in an HTPC case w/ fans OFF & it hit 111C & was still perfectly stable.

Goes to show that temps aren't as big of a deal as people make them out to be.
Obviously, that's a bit warmer than i'd like to run my video card @ 24/7, but with a few case fans in the case you mentioned, it'll be much better than those temps.

And with the HR-03, it supports 92mm right?
The Nexus 92mm fans i mentioned won't make any noise & would likely keep temps down.
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Yeah, a 92mm fan can be added on it, I have a thermaltake 92mm fan currently on my HR03 and its painfully loud. Besides I plan on using the HR-03 in an SLI situation, which might not really work well with a fan due to space issues.
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