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Topic # 24897 6-Aug-2008 00:04
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I have found that there is only about 12-16mm of gap between the top of the fan and the top of my case, so its no wonder its going to full speed warp-9 takeoff velocity when doing anything cpu intensive. It sounds like its doing that tubine nose thing like when you restrict the airflow with your hand or something.

So I need one that either passes the air thru it horizontally, or one thats a lot shorter. Preferably a cross ways fan one since that will go straight into the exhaust fan...

But _QUIET_ = the case is an old low profile one I got a while back to put my firewall into before that idea fell down. I really need a lid on it before it goes in the loungeroom.


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  Reply # 154611 6-Aug-2008 12:08
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If you are handy with power tools and really want to keep existing cooling system, you may try to install something like this: (you will have to cut the lid)

I would go for a size bigger than the fan diameter (if the fan is 80, go for 120 grille). Once installed, the filter version will be higher than the surrounding surface with approx 5-6mm, I installed one of these on the side of a case of an older computer (back then the cases did not use to come with "air pipe" - or maybe I did not pay attention to that detail until I started to edit and process the videos from my camcorder into dvds and the cpu used to go as high as 60 deg C).

I am sure you can find a way to install it flash with the outside surface, but it might involve more fiddling with the grille/filter installation. And would make the filter removal more difficult, I think...

Alternatively you can drill lots of holes (in a pattern of your choice) right above the CPU fan.
But then the noise is free to go out, and the dust to go in...

I can see you posted your message at 2:04, I hope the noise from the fan was so bad to keep you awake...Wink

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  Reply # 154625 6-Aug-2008 13:13
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Try Zalman something like CNPS8700 NT should do it.

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