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Why do alot of people not like the SpinqVT?

post #1 of 12
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as title states, i've noticed alot of people do not like the Spinq VT. has pretty high cfm with just a squirrel cage compared to some push/pull standard setups. Just curious on people's idea of hatred for this setup. Kind of like the idea taht you can suck in fresh air from the side (if the intake is vented properly)

Just curious on ya'll insights. thanks!.
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It's certainly a fancy looking heatsink but for the space and price you generally can do a lot better for performance and noise.
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It looks nifty as shux, but for the noise/cost/ and space, not to mention performance, you can do A LOT better.
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Makes me think of this old Rosewill cooler.



Certainly interesting and a cool concept but you can do better .
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the overall design is flawed, you end up recirculating alot of hot air inside the case because the hot air isn't directional and not pulled efficiently out of the case. omni directional cooler like that works for HTPC applications, but it's too tall for HTPC...
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i see. recommend a corsair a70 instead?
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yes, or the hyper 212 evo
   
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I'm Curious as to why you say you would eventually recirculate hot air? if you duct properly the intake to the side of the case and seal it off, wouldn't it pull only fresh air and let the fans suck out the hot air through the exhaust vents?

I ask this because i currently have the spinq vt, i'm really happy with it, but it doesn't fit well in my current (cheapo) case, so i had to cut a huge hole on the side. I'm planning soon to upgrade to the Corsair 650d case, (so sexy) and make a nice light show etc with wire tuck, but need to know my cooler setup i'll end up using for my plans. if i keep the spinq, i'll have to drill a vent and creat a duct out of abs plastic or fiberglass and seal it off. OR, i'll swap to the corsair a70, and create a duct from the pull fan to the case exhaust fan, so cpu heat is specifically extracted out side and no where else. and let the intake and exhaust fans just feed and cool the internal case itself. Thanks! Would just hate to toss my 50$ cooler for nothing.
post #9 of 12
If you can make it work, then by all means use the SpinQ.

I feel like it would be easier for you time and material-wise to go with a traditional tower cooler but either option sounds feasible.

You could always Craigslist or Ebay your SpinQ and recoup some of the cost if you decide to go with a 212 or A70

If you go with the tower you might want to consider one of Thermalright's ducts. http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa..._fan_duct.html
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post #10 of 12
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I'm Curious as to why you say you would eventually recirculate hot air? if you duct properly the intake to the side of the case and seal it off, wouldn't it pull only fresh air and let the fans suck out the hot air through the exhaust vents?
it would recirculate hot air because the exhaust on it is omnidirectional. with a tower, the exhaust is forced out in 1 direction where it can then be pulled out by the case fan. with omnidirectional exhaust, some of that heat is pulled out by case exhaust fans, but some of the exhaust is blown onto the video card and maybe even used by the video card intake.

if it works for you, then i definitely wouldn't waste the $ on a new unit. however, do keep in mind the overall efficiency of the omnidirectional exhaust is eventually less efficient in a closed environment(inside a case)
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