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#1 funnytim

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:35 AM

Hi everybody,

2 questions related to computer case fans:

I'm planning on adding a case fan to my computer. It's not super hot at all (only ~35 C for the MB and 40 C on idle for the CPU), therefore I don't think I need a super expensive one, just a cheap one to blow some hot air out so air circulation is better.

How is this one? http://toptechcomputer.com/product/13395.aspx (It's from a local store near me so that'd be nice as I won't have to pay for shipping fee). Also I noticed it says "Blue UV Reactive" .What does that mean?




2) I came across this the other day: http://www.amazon.com/Evercool-Gt-365-Shut...2067&sr=1-7 . Apparantely this device is supposed to keep the fan running 5 mins after shutdown so the computer can cool down better. Is this actually useful (ie. will it actually be better for the CPU + MB in the long term (not as hot), etc)?
Also my system uses SpeedFan right now...any idea if this will still be compatible with SpeedFan?


Thanks a lot and Have a great day!

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:53 AM

Just buy some antec Tricool fans the blow alot of air, some light up different colors, and most have a 3 speed switch on them so you can change the speed.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Lucky.

Anyone else? :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:18 PM

The only thing I look for in a fan is to make sure it has ball bearings instead of sleeve
You want to try and balance intake and exhaust cfm as best as possible
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

What is the difference though?

Also, would spending some more $$ to get a fan like this: http://toptechcomputer.com/product/13347.aspx be more worth it than something like this http://toptechcomputer.com/product/13397.aspx

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Edited by funnytim, 02 November 2008 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:13 PM

What is the difference though?


Do you mean between ball and sleeve bearings? There's a big difference. Ball bearings last a whole lot longer

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

Ya that's exactly what I meant...

I guess that Ball bearings are more expensive though?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

I've had good results using fans with ceramic bearings:

http://www.ceramicafans.com/whyceramic.htm

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:00 PM

I've had good results using fans with ceramic bearings:

Don't even want to see the price of those :thumbsup:
I bought 12, 1/32 ceramic spheres for my trackball guides for 25 bucks. That ball is smoooooth
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:01 AM

Don't even want to see the price of those :thumbsup:


A superior product at a relative low cost.



LOL

thanks guys

Also how much CFM would be decent to move some air?

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:30 AM

Also how much CFM would be decent to move some air?


In all honesty, almost anything you choose will be sufficient CFM-wise
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

so even a fan that pushes 22CFM would be ok?

However I'm planning on spending ~$2 (CDN) more to get one that can push 41CFM, and a 120mm size




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