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post #1 of 22
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Hi,

Has anyone tried passively cooling a FX8350?

Best candidate imo would be the 'NoFan CR95'.

Its on a workstation PC, so CPU usage stays constant at around 40%.

Im tempted to try one, even if it means slightly underclocking the CPU. Reason being im trying to go completely passive PC with x3 Firepro 2270's running 6 24" monitors, passive psu etc.

Ive also heard if you run this cooler in a horizontal case you can get a good few degrees cooler too.

Worst comes to worst ill prob just get a Haswel core and put the CR95 on that instead.

Thanks for any help on this matter
post #2 of 22
I know this will work.....a friend had one cooling an 1100t a few years back http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/cpu-cooler/susanoo.html
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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
cool, havent seen that cooler before,

did your friend have that running passively?

cheers
post #4 of 22
Yes. no fans. Can't remember his temps, but they were ok. Here's a guy with one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58IQGRy8wv8
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post #5 of 22
I just read the NoFan CR95 is for CPU's with a TDP of 95watt's. The 8350 is a 125Watt CPU so my guess is you probably would need to underclock.
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post #6 of 22
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Magic, really appreciate that link.

That cooler seems to do a great job, surprised after all the 'fanless cpu' searches ive been doing that one hasnt cropped up.

Merci!
post #7 of 22
No problem biggrin.gif See that little button that says "REP+" ? That's another way to say thanks wink.gif
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post #8 of 22
i think nofan make a 100 as well, that would be better.
also, you could get a massive normal cooler (eg. phanteks) and remove the fans.
third, a silent WCed system would be idea, research what a "Volenti cooler" is.
post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noskcaj View Post

also, you could get a massive normal cooler (eg. phanteks) and remove the fans.


This is not a good idea. High performance active heatsinks have a very small fin pitch, and air will have a bad time travelling by convection through it.

I'd get a Scythe Susanoo, as long as you put a couple of silent case fans, you should be all set. That, or the Nofan 100.

Take for granted that you will have to disable Turbo to remove the excess TDP.
   
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post #10 of 22
I wonder why would you need to passively cool a workstation thinking.gif
Because workstations usually are very loud
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