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Phanless: A quiet, dust-free tale.

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Hey all,

 

Long time no see.

I use to post here back in early 2000.

Account got deleted....

 

Anyway, I wanted to post my new build.

Phanless. A fan-less PC.

 

Specs:

- Intel DX580G MB

- i7 940

- 12Gb DDR3

- GTX6702Gb

- 240Gb SSD

- Seasonic 520W fan-less PSU

 

The first and most important part of my build was the passive reservoir.

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Then i installed the Swiftech Apogee Drive II CPU block/Pump combo.

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Full GPU Block and back plate for the GTX670.

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and that's about it.

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No Fans!

No Air holes!

No dust!

No noise (almost).

 

And yes, temps are stable at load.

Only high temp is the northbridge.

roughly:

- CPU 40-60C

- GPU 30-55C

- MB/IOH 70-85C

 

Anyone else built a fanless PC?

 

Best,

 

Ben.

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old cpu, and you should have gone volenti, but that is awesome.

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old cpu, and you should have gone volenti, but that is awesome.

This dude loves his bongs !

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old cpu, and you should have gone volenti, but that is awesome.

This dude loves his bongs !

 

yup, but hate the pumps i use.

 

OP: more mods to that case please

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I use to post here back in early 2000.

Account got deleted....

 

No Fans!

No Air holes!

No dust!

No noise (almost).

Welcome back! Inactive accounts were removed when we moved to V3, so sadly you were among that number.

 

Love the build idea, I've been tempted to do similar but I like overclocking too much for that :P

 

old cpu, and you should have gone volenti, but that is awesome.

Not everyone has money to spend on new hardware, the 940 isn't bad by any means. Some people still rock a C2D or older!

 

You have such an obsession with the volenti, it would make the system much bulkier and more complicated. The tube rad is sweet.

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thanks for the positive feedback guys!

 

@TheFrunj i remember you :)

yes, the downside is i am afraid to overclock.

thank goodness the 670 handles most things i throw at it.

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dont suppose your mixing metals with that resrad?

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That's really awesome man!

 

Well done and welcome back to the forums, I hope you stay.

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That looks cool.

After seeing that res/rad I want to run two of them side by side

 

dont suppose your mixing metals with that resrad?

Good point. It will be copper CPU block and an anodised aluminium res. Would need a decent amount of anti corrosive and maybe a regular flush and coolant change.

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hey guys.

i am aware of the rule about aluminium/copper and am using some anti corrosion additive.

 

what i dont understand is 'what exactly will happen to my loop if mixed metsls are left to their own devices'?

 

thanks.

 

ben.

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it would need to be a good anti corrosive made for mixed alloy and copper and you will need to change the water more often to prevent this happening

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?client=fir...=131&ty=113

 

in that pic you can see corrosion has chewed into the waterblock and gummed it up

 

you will find some good info here

Galvanic Corrosion Explored

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