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not sure exactly how they work but in person them seem to be quieter and push a heck of alot more air than conventional fans... now apply this to the PC scene, possible? would it work? a bladeless PC fan
your thoughts?
Edited by SirWaWa - 6/17/11 at 5:29pm
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I think once they become more afforadable you will see the miniture version of these on computers. But right now the pricepoint isn't worth putting in in a pc.
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lol... theyre a normal fan that pulls air in through the bottom and forces it out the top. not really bladeless...
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I think once they become more afforadable you will see the miniture version of these on computers. But right now the pricepoint isn't worth putting in in a pc.
Yeah this.

I didn't know honestly what you were talking about because I am not very informed because I don't watch tv/news (unless its family guy or south park, etc.), but I looked it up and lowest one I could find was like $250..not worth it.

If you're going to cool your computer for that price, you should go with water..
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lol... theyre a normal fan that pulls air in through the bottom and forces it out the top. not really bladeless...
like i said, i dunno how they work

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Yeah this.

I didn't know honestly what you were talking about because I am not very informed because I don't watch tv/news (unless its family guy or south park, etc.), but I looked it up and lowest one I could find was like $250..not worth it.

If you're going to cool your computer for that price, you should go with water..
there house fans... expensive house fans
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The current PC cooling method is the better option for now.
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Now that i see how they work i dont see it working in a PC
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lol... theyre a normal fan that pulls air in through the bottom and forces it out the top. not really bladeless...
This. It's still a regular fan in that little box on the bottom.
 
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like i said, i dunno how they work



there house fans... expensive house fans
Yep, its really a fan that just pulls air up. I looked into this a little ago and was sad
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It uses airfoils. Basically there actually is a fan in the base of the unit and that is pushed out of the rim and the drag of that air will pull more air through. It's very ineffective for computer cooling because I'd expect a drag based airflow device to have very low static pressure. You'd also need a fan to actually make the airflow and that would make a pretty bulky fan.
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