Blade-less fan for quiet computing?

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BillTodd
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Blade-less fan for quiet computing?

Post by BillTodd » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:20 am

I wonder if this coiuld be put to use in a silent pc?

http://www.dyson.co.uk/fans/

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Post by cd8uk » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:36 am

That'll be two threads from four different UK SPCR fanatics in four hours:

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Looks like Mr Dyson has generated a decent amount of interest - who is going to buy one first and donate it to Mike C. for a silent test?

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Post by Cistron » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:42 am

According to engadget the fan-blades are in the base.

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Post by khtse » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:41 am


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Post by yoitsmeremember » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:26 am

While that fan isn't silent, it's certainly possible to make one that has no moving parts. Look into ionization fans. However, these have a few disadvantages as well, such as generating ozone, running at high voltage, not generating a lot of CFM for their size, and likely being impossible to find in a form that would easily fit into a computer case.

So in a nutshell, you're better off spending money on really quiet fans that have moving parts.

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Post by saitrix » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:24 am

Something like that? It is an interesting idea.

http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/ionc ... rview.aspx

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