[video] Fan Cooling dB control

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kingozrecords
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950 posts since 7 Apr, 2019 from Canada

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:39 am

You'll find many cheaper solutions then watercooling. I've never really liked the idea of watercooling tbh; and there's options which are quite inexpensive.

For instance I like the snowman brand fans, I think they're great. But for exhaust fans to expel air out of the tower, haha I don't think I can in good conscience recommend the evercool. It's very loud. But there's very cool, very old products (like the Blitztorm) you can buy cheaply like this one:
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I think the strength of the above product would be for the lowest slot, which is usually pci. It would be good for exhausting air from the power supply and any air from pcie cards, but its main function would be to redirect air updwards, which is ideal, because it is a hard place to get cooling. Impossible to find these days though. If a better looking product, it's the nicest concept I've seen.

https://youtu.be/m2l69Q2eZPQ
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Which will do the job and have a good rating and apparently no cons (buying one).
However, the Antec Blitztorm has the unique ability to control the speed of the fans, where other maybe more powerful solutions do not.

Want to add that control to your computer? Do you want to add control to your fans so as to better record in your studio during those occasions when you need a sterile environment? Here's links:

Blitztorm:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/115007012358?_trkparms=amclksrc

Blowers/Exhaust fans
https://www.amazon.ca/Blower-2500Rpm-Co ... 08Z494QGL/
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/222560654024
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32384799647.html
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/230264019859
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/293709592674
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000043643863.html (*** Good Rating)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32384799647.html

Molex switch on/off
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002632701189.html
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Fan PWM Control Slot Cards
3-pin
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4-pin
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Fan PCI slots
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32748225572.html
https://www.newegg.com/vantec-sp-fc70-b ... 6835888112
https://www.amazon.ca/Vantec-SP-FC70-BL ... 000233ZMU/

After looking around I found this video which is questionable regarding the fox2. It was interesting because he used a controller to control the voltage, which is a proof-of-concept. But if you look closely you will realize that this cooler would be above your gpu, or below. It has a much larger reservoir, making Me conclude that perhaps the suction may be better. I would think though, if you were to turn it upside down, above the gpu, it would be useless. But maybe, the fox-1 and fox-2 would be good together top and bottom lol, arguable.

Fox 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0a80312IT0

https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 8437575031
(End user said it lasted 8 years without noise)
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Fox 1:
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Side Fan Mounts
(go beside pcie slots)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274802316981
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... g&_sacat=0
https://www.amazon.ca/Pimeishou-Side-Bl ... 08VWL6MTS/

Recommended for Side Mount
https://www.newegg.ca/rosewill-rnbd-131 ... 6835200094

Recommended for Bottom
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001270601750.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33052192351.html


What I decided on
I think exhaust fans are simply the better fan. Why blow air around when you can just expel it. Therefore, I say two fox-1 fans using a controller to limit volume. Keep in mind they have a good lifespan and a good rep.

aliexpress:
C$35.21 blowers: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32880132604.html
C$5.47 molex/ide->fan https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32318332035.html
C$7.86 controller https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001286284204.html

Total: 48.54 (CAD) / 38.35 (USD)

Here's a simple image to demonstrate where I will be placing these coolers.
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1) above power supply with collector turned downwards.
2) below gpu with collector turned upwards.

And in the case of the other 2

3) gpu side mounted rgb fan
4) will be the 2 top mounted snowman pwm 3-pin fans.

Overall, despite the two snowman fans ($C6.99 each, C$5 dollars delivery), I would've bought the other fans anyway so there really is not any extra money to account for that would be more or equivelant to water cooling. Furthermore, in the case of the snowman CPU cooler, it's already quiet and interestingly keeps up statistically with the Coolermaster 212 Evo. That's to suggest of course that in cooling, power and db wise: The stats are almost identical to the popular, expensive Noctua Cooler.

It's the Noctua CPU cooler, keep in mind - That's equivelant to water cooling. You gain nothing and no reduction in dB by going the way of water cooling and it was a Linus Tech Tips video that decisively proved that beyond a reasonable doubt when pitting various brand against the Noctua GPU Fan Cooler.

So, what about when I add the extra fan to the snowman. Afterall, it as only with 1 fan that the snowman had the same stats as the Coolermaster 212 ev0.

Cheap, Powerful, Quiet. And with the ability to set these blowers to 35%, they become much more practical and quiet. It's pretty rare that you would ever need to max them out, because I can attest to the fact that this brand's products create quite a wind, but they're loud and I shave 8 degrees of the temp right away by employing them.

If anything though, it might be a sobering thing to realize that I'm saying the Seasonic Focus gets a bit hot, but it does. Food for thought I guess.

Don't forget, you can get braided sleeving to make those old school wires look presentable. I'd use black electrical tape for the molex heads I'm thinking.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000303752021.html
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kingozrecords
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Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:26 pm

I set this up and it works better than I expected. The only thing I would suggest is that you definitely get the wirecovers for the fox-one. It does work slightly better than the startech.com version, though it looks cheesy from a top view (thankfully the top is hidden haha).

I ordered some molex to 3 pin fan female to female converters. That will allow Me to control the blowers (which do the job well.)
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jamcat
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Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:53 pm

I had a manual control like this installed in my 3.5" floppy drive bay once. But manual control became unnecessary with QFan control.

I imagine most motherboards probably have something similar.

ASUS really sucks when it comes to supporting their products, though, and I think the QFan drivers for my motherboard no longer work with Windows 10.
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Pictus
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656 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:45 pm

jamcat wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:53 pm
ASUS really sucks when it comes to supporting their products, though, and I think the QFan drivers for my motherboard no longer work with Windows 10.
Check this https://linustechtips.com/topic/1099996 ... placement/

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kingozrecords
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Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:19 am

Pictus wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:45 pm
jamcat wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:53 pm
ASUS really sucks when it comes to supporting their products, though, and I think the QFan drivers for my motherboard no longer work with Windows 10.
Check this https://linustechtips.com/topic/1099996 ... placement/
Quite right. Yes, but I am meaning in surplus of the existing fan placements available. In most motherboards the only other fan connections on the motherboard available are the watercooling, and they're rigged for 100% only.

I'd felt that the manual control was more relevant to the evercool / startech.com exhaust blowers being that they are so loud. By governing them, they're only half as loud making them desirable. Otherwise I find them harsh and annoying. The better fan though in efficacy.

Half the reason I included some pretty cheezy looking designs in the first post was that similar designs just aren't available, yet are much needed. Especially that cheesy plastic blue one. Having the fan which can be tilted is a great idea for airflow, especially if under a gpu. Why send the air right back when you can push it away.

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