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OR.... go totally insane and build a baffle box and use Delta fans biggrin.gif

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Is there any way you can post a photo of the radiator?
post #13 of 22
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Some wonderful ideas guys. I will get some pics of everything this afternoon. As for a box full of fans I think I would go crazy. Of particular interest is this chimney. I will be be doing some more research and will post back.

My findings on the automotive fans. I tested with a old 80w slim line 12" I had laying around. I decided to test it just to be sure it wasn't a viable option. I removed air restrictions on the shroud to quiet it down and ran it at 3.3v yet it is still 20x louder than my PSU fan tongue.gif

From all this research I have another idea floating around in my head. Maybe someone can confirm for me that if I added an additional 30 gal of water to my loop it would take longer than a normal gaming session for it to heat up more than 5-8C? Maybe this in conjunction with a convection tower on my radiator would be sufficient?
Edited by viper121 - 10/31/15 at 6:01am
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Some wonderful ideas guys. I will get some pics of everything this afternoon. As for a box full of fans I think I would go crazy. Of particular interest is this chimney. I will be be doing some more research and will post back.

My findings on the automotive fans. I tested with a old 80w slim line 12" I had laying around. I decided to test it just to be sure it wasn't a viable option. I removed air restrictions on the shroud to quiet it down and ran it at 3.3v yet it is still 20x louder than my PSU fan tongue.gif

From all this research I have another idea floating around in my head. Maybe someone can confirm for me that if I added an additional 30 gal of water to my loop it would take longer than a normal gaming session for it to heat up more than 5-8C? Maybe this in conjunction with a convection tower on my radiator would be sufficient?

You can calculate that. Not very hard but no time to do it for you wink.gif
With ~3-4 fans it should be enough no need to go crazy.
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Would be interesting to see how a box fan at low settings did with something like that. I've found that a little air flow can go a long way.
     
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A little loud but we will see what the temps look like. How did I never think of that biggrin.gif

Still quieter than an automotive fan. Maybe if it were spun slower. How is the speed controlled on a box fan? With different capacitor values?
Maybe i could just pick up a ceiling fan speed controller?
Edited by viper121 - 10/31/15 at 8:09am
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Not sure about the controller.

Would like to know what the box fan does for your temps though.
     
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post #18 of 22
If that box fan is working but you aren't a fan of the noise, Get Vornado fan.

A little pricey, but they are quiet.



http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/vornado-reg-panel-whole-room-air-circulator/1016393401

Could also debezel the fan, use some good 20 lbs+ mounting tape to create a shroud, use a few zip ties to hold it tight in spot and finally rest the whole set-up on some nice thick insulation.

Granted it's about $100 bucks worth of stuff to do it all, but should definitely do the job without the noise issues of a regular box fan.
post #19 of 22
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A ceiling fan speed controller does not work well on a box fan. It just limits current which causes the rotor to lag behind out of sync with the winding creating tons of heat in the winding and a very loud high frequency vibration. I did however manage to get the fan a bit quieter by removing the guards and smoothing out molding marks on the blades. Still far too loud for continuous operation though. I may set the fan up on a usb relay controller so I can switch it on when GPU temp starts to climb. Will post back with temps soon.

After a good bit of gaming this is what the temps look like with the fan running continuously.


This is after 20 min of prime95 running alongside furmark.
Edited by viper121 - 11/1/15 at 6:50am
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post #20 of 22
Sweet mother of cold! Your ambient temp is below 14 degrees in your house?!?
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