Cooler Master engineers a rotating heatsink

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Okay one word, concept ! Cooler Master has been showing a Kinetic Cooling Engine, a new heatsink concept that was originally designed by the Sandia National Laboratories and is now licensed by CoolC...

    Cooler Master engineers a rotating heatsink
     
  2. Goldie

    Goldie Banned

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    Noctua killer?
     
  3. chuuey

    chuuey Master Guru

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    Let's see how these perform when they go into production - looks really interesting :)
     
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    Probably not, the spinning needs to be quick, but metal produces a lot more noise than plastic, so i doubt it would kill Noctua (maybe it could but i doubt you can stay in the room). :)
     

  5. Webhiker

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    What is there to kill ?
    My Noctua NH-D15 is ultra silent. In fact, it's almost noiseless even after cooling my i7-4790K (4.4 GHz turbo - 70 deg C max) during 5 hours Aida64 stress test.
     
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    This design will suffer from failing bearings from the heat drying out the bearing grease.
    Bad design I think, There adding problems for a few extra degrees of cooling.
     
  7. -Tj-

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    Did any of you skeptics saw prototype in action, guess not.


    Im looking forward to this design, it looks very effective for what it is.
     
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    Cool, but need more details.
     
  9. maize1951

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    That heatsink might vibrate badly if it isn't balanced properly, so it may be an very expensive heatsink because of that little detail.
     
  10. scatman839

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    Hasn't magnetically floated heatsink fan combos been posted on the news here before?
     

  11. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Wasn't something like this posted 2-3 years ago?

    It's nothing new, just hasn't been worked out yet for production.
     
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    Just the look I've been after for my PC, half an old vacuum motor strapped to my board
     
  13. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Got it.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=348101&highlight=heatsink
    The fanless spinning heatsink: more efficient and immune to dust

    That was experimental though, this is might be rolled out and produced. Still a prototype though.

    I skimmed the white paper, it's the same people! Guess cooler master took interest.
     
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  14. Agonist

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    The about sums it up pretty well.
     
  15. sykozis

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    There are greases made to take "extreme" temperatures.....

    The bearing failure risk depends on what type of bearing they choose to use.
     

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    Just steal one from your moms or wife's Dyson vacuum cleaner.
     
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  17. Andrew LB

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    I remember reading about this design quite a few years ago and didn't think it would see the light of day. Guess i was wrong. It's going to need super precision manufacturing tolerances.

    Why do you say that? Last I checked, the bearings in hard drives spin far faster and typically outlast the rest of a drives components.
     
  18. CalculuS

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    If they start putting this in laptop's I can imagine the number of people getting their fingers cut by fooling around and opening their laptop's.
     
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    Not that many people do that as it is though. And even less people would do it while its powered on with the blades spinning.
     
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