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Passively Cooled Haswell-E Workstation PC

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 11, 2015.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yikes, that looks nice alright. Deltatronic is releasing  a system with a "heavy duty convector cooler". The side panel of the case is a single piece of extruded aluminum with large cool...

    Passively Cooled Haswell-E Workstation PC
     
  2. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Good luck with preventing VRMs and RAM from getting fried.
     
  3. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Actually an excelent idea, it is way to expensive for what it is, and I believe venom has got a valid point: What about vrm cooling?
     
  4. poornaprakash

    poornaprakash Active Member

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    Really good idea for a CPU cooing. But doesn't seem suited to GPU cooling due to lack of VRM and memory IC cooling as ven0m thought about and the company is charging insane amount of money for this. I think the whole thing can be locally built for less than 1/10th price of this big Deltatronic cooler concept.
     

  5. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Actually, you can find a lot of great passive builds @ SPCR. It's a great community to join when looking into silent computing.

    But their pure passive builds are extreme and frequently discouraged. Also, a tiny bit of active cooling does wonders. Just use high-quality very low RPM fans - for heatsinks and general case airflow, paired with case where there's no direct sight of fans, and low-power components. You shouldn't be able to hear any coils, rattling, or even air sound even at night with closed windows, and the performance will be an order of magnitude better than pure passive solution.

    I'd aim for a rig that's dead silent when browsing web and "just quiet" when gaming / doing other intense stuff.

    That workstation may be interesting, but I'd rather slam a few fans on it at around 300 RPM.
     
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    Frag-master Ancient Guru

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    be good to see this reviewed by guru3d. Silent... as for the vrm just add some memory heatsinks ?
     
  7. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, I hear you, been reading SPCR way before Guru tbh :D
    I love their reviews of silent / quiet hardware, and actually made my last HTPC (LGA775) very quiet, if not silent... I couldn't hear it except anything else in my home turned off and all windows closed ;)


    So they charge that sum, and I still have to put my own heatsinks and work in? :rolleyes:
    I'd personally expect more for that kind of money.
     
  8. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Shame you have to cut up your Motherboards VRM Heatsink.

    Bye bye warranty.
     
  9. Singleton99

    Singleton99 Master Guru

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    Very good idea , you would of thought this kinda cooling would have been done years ago,
    Be very interesting to see actual benchmarks with a O/C ed CPU .
     
  10. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    It looks nice, I toyed with the idea of a passively cooled system with no moving parts. Even under the lowest TDP cpu's, still air will sit in your case so somewhere you need an exhaust fan. Even if it's a small 30mm fan. You just need something to move that air!

    I undervolted and underclocked a 5800k, it pretty much took only using 2 cores and having it run about 2ghz I believe to keep safe temperatures with no fans.
     

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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    It looks great, very restrictive on the gpu you get though.

    Would have it if I was rich.
     
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    BoMbY Member Guru

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    Pretty cool.
     

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