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I own some clothing stores and as you can guess there is a lot of fibers in the air, i have to weekly vacuum all the PC's so they dont overheat and all. I recently put and old Corsair H 50 into my stores server and since it run 24/7 i was thinking if its possible/safe ( it probably is ) to run the Rad as passive, no fan, so it cant possibly fill up with fabric fibers...

the CPU is Q8300, no OC and it usually run at 30-35C
post #2 of 9
Better off putting cheap filters on it than running it fan-less. I've heard of people running passive for HTPC's so it's not out of the question. Try it out and monitor your temps with speedfan or something of the sort and see how it does. If the store is cool it has a chance, but if it gets any kind of warm I wouldn't have high hopes for it.
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Probably you can, temps will be severely worse.
Another thing you can do is, set the fan to pull from the rad instead of push, and attach a vacuum cleaner exhaust filter on the front of the rad. That way just by changing and washing the filter every 2 weeks or so, you'll resolve the fibre problem smile.gif
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post #4 of 9
My Q6600 needs at least one low CFM fan on an 3X120mm radiator with a real water cooling loop. Your best bet imho would be a cheap quiet fan.

Edit: I am in Arizona, so ambient temps here are pretty high.

Also, what software will be running? How much stress?
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I ran passive air cooling for a couple years on my q9400, i'd recommend either a megahalems, or an HR 02 (made to be passive)I used a cheap 20$ sunbeam core contact freezer with no fans and gamed and what not and never had a problem.
    
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post #6 of 9
I would run it with at least one fan. If you are following Corsair recommendations it will be drawing in cool air from outside and dumping it inside. So I would run it with a filter on the outside of it. I would look into filters on all your intakes, minimally, and if the store has that much fibers, on your exhaust as well.

Look into these.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/c223/s1024/list/p1/Fan_Accessories-Fan_Filters-DEMCi_Flex_Fan_Filters-Page1.html
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post #7 of 9
Put ONE silent fan. ( 600-800 rpm) with a fan filtrer and your good...
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post #8 of 9
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Yeha just to clarify, the actual set up is one fan intake, so to its a pain to clean it since i have to unscrew the rad/fan from the case. Would it be less dusty if i put it outake? can i screw the rad to the case and put a filter in between the rad and the fan in outake set up?
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Originally Posted by Frank33;14280941 
Yeha just to clarify, the actual set up is one fan intake, so to its a pain to clean it since i have to unscrew the rad/fan from the case. Would it be less dusty if i put it outake? can i screw the rad to the case and put a filter in between the rad and the fan in outake set up?

That would be pointless, the dust would still build up in the rad. What you need is either filter/fan(push)/rad or filter/rad/fan(pull).
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