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post #11 of 22
great job thanks
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Awesome Martin! Any chance of having the time to do this with a Feser 360 as well?

I know you did some some flow rate testing on the 360 but I never saw any thermal testing data.
Edited by razar - 7/2/08 at 1:09pm
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Awesome Martin! Any chance of having the time to do this with a Feser 360 as well?

I know you did some some flow rate testing on the 360 but I never saw any thermal testing data.
I'm working on the TFC 480ER right now, but I don't have the 360 anymore, it was just a loaner for a quick pressure drop test. The 480 I get to keep though, so I'm putting it through the full meal deal..

So far the 480 is looking really favorable for ultra low through medium speed fans.
    
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ah ok....
So since the 480 and 360 are the same design just a different size it's probably safe to say the performance in general would be similar with the 480 being able to cool more components
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Honestly, I got my WC outfit more for silence than trying to lower temps all that far. As fast and as hot as I can get my CPU and my NB, I've still never gone over 63C even after 24 hours at 100% load. Since that's well below the threshold, I'm fine with it. The fans I have on the radiator are pretty high CFM for a low rpm, 120mm Scythe "Slip Stream" (68.54 CFM, 24 dBA @1200 RPM). I bet if I bought some cheap fans and used their housings as a cheap shroud, they would work even better. The point is, I can't hear my computer until I put my ear right up next to it. After years of running a stock cooled PIII with its chainsaw-like tone, I'm in heaven.
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I'm working on the TFC 480ER right now
I bet thats a nice one there...
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I bet thats a nice one there...
Must be HUGE!

Thanks for the hard work Martin- I was wondering why you seemed to fall of the face of the forums
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Must be HUGE!

Thanks for the hard work Martin- I was wondering why you seemed to fall of the face of the forums
He is a testing guru!

Thanks for the hard work Martin!!!
    
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Must be HUGE!

Thanks for the hard work Martin- I was wondering why you seemed to fall of the face of the forums
Yeah, the radiator testing is extremely time consuming. I can easily burn up 12-14 solid hours of logging temperatures over bits and pieces of time in the evening over a week just to do one.

I've also tested a few radiator prototypes that never made it to the "Public consumption" stage...oh well.

That and I've been putting ALOT of overtime in at work...just that time of year getting projects out the door.
    
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Martin.....let me say that you sir are a pillar of the community. Many of us watch your site and testing and respect what you do. You help the rest of us make up our minds and you help those who make products for us, make them better.

I THANK YOU.
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