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 Post subject: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:55 am 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835118141

ZALMAN FX100 Ultimate Fanless CPU Cooler

the amd uses complain it does not install correctly. also it is huge


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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:21 am 
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There has been some discussion of this cooler before. Similar to the recent NoFan cooler reviewed here at SPCR in being passive perhaps and again it suffers from most of the same problems. Hardware Secrets weren't that impressed:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ ... iew/1749/9

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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:06 am 
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edh wrote:
There has been some discussion of this cooler before. Similar to the recent NoFan cooler reviewed here at SPCR in being passive perhaps and again it suffers from most of the same problems. Hardware Secrets weren't that impressed:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ ... iew/1749/9



Can this or NOFAN cool passively a 35-watt TDP haswell?

would it be possible to build a fanless seasonic PSU + 35-watt (or less) Haswell + (no GPU) + Zalman fx100 + SSD storage fanless PC?


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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:14 am 
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Can this or NOFAN cool passively a 35-watt TDP haswell?

would it be possible to build a fanless seasonic PSU + 35-watt (or less) Haswell + (no GPU) + Zalman fx100 + SSD storage fanless PC?

I don't see why not, at least with nofan. No hands on experience with fx100, so no comment on that.

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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:36 am 
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MikeC wrote:
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Can this or NOFAN cool passively a 35-watt TDP haswell?

would it be possible to build a fanless seasonic PSU + 35-watt (or less) Haswell + (no GPU) + Zalman fx100 + SSD storage fanless PC?

I don't see why not, at least with nofan. No hands on experience with fx100, so no comment on that.


hi!
we know that back in the days of the 286 386 486 cpu had NO heat sink, and in pentium they had a heat sink but no fan

so around 10-15 watts a CPU can be cooled passively

what's the upper limit in watts for NOFAN? 35 watts?

sad thing though is that SSD is too small and a 3TB is nice but then the HD becomes the most noisy part


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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:25 pm 
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dan wrote:
what's the upper limit in watts for NOFAN? 35 watts?

Way more than 35 Watts, easily. Depends greatly on case and other airflow though.

dan wrote:
sad thing though is that SSD is too small and a 3TB is nice but then the HD becomes the most noisy part

When you have an HDD, passive coolers aren't worthwhile. A cheap, quiet air cooler will cost so much less and still be quieter than a typical hard disk.

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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
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edh wrote:
dan wrote:
what's the upper limit in watts for NOFAN? 35 watts?

Way more than 35 Watts, easily. Depends greatly on case and other airflow though.

dan wrote:
sad thing though is that SSD is too small and a 3TB is nice but then the HD becomes the most noisy part

When you have an HDD, passive coolers aren't worthwhile. A cheap, quiet air cooler will cost so much less and still be quieter than a typical hard disk.



hi thanks

well i guess while we're on the topic remember the mac G4 cube? that was also passive.

if you wanted to build a passive cooled pure silent pc, not gaming, what components cpu motherboard and cases would u use?


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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
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dan wrote:
if you wanted to build a passive cooled pure silent pc, not gaming, what components cpu motherboard and cases would u use?
A case that works as a heatsink and a motherboard that is ensured to work at elevated temperatures (e.g. 50 vs 38°C system temp).

However, unless you are in a dead-quiet room, you probably won't notice a slowly spinning fan, in which case a much cheaper solution would probably be a Thermalright Macho HR2 close to an exhaust fan and a normal tower enclosure.


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 Post subject: Re: ZALMAN FX100 @ newegg
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Cistron wrote:
dan wrote:
if you wanted to build a passive cooled pure silent pc, not gaming, what components cpu motherboard and cases would u use?
A case that works as a heatsink and a motherboard that is ensured to work at elevated temperatures (e.g. 50 vs 38°C system temp).

However, unless you are in a dead-quiet room, you probably won't notice a slowly spinning fan, in which case a much cheaper solution would probably be a Thermalright Macho HR2 close to an exhaust fan and a normal tower enclosure.


hey i guess while we're on the topic

does SPCR ever create the 2013 edition (near)-silent PC?

what case, cpu, cooler motherboard, PSU, lcd, hd etc for various budgets?


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