Electric intercooler fan in a PC case.
I have been thinking about some extreme air cooling I have never heard done before. My brother is really into cars - modding them, racing them. Anyway - he bought a pair of electric fans for his intercooler - they are maybe 10" by 10" - something like that - I noticed that they run off the car's 12VDC power supply (battery) - the same a a computer's PCU - I was thinking about cutting a hole in the side of my case adjacent to the face of the motherboard - and installing the fan as a puller - blowing the same air direction as the CPU fan to pull the warm air out of the case - 80 dollars for a fan doesnt seem bad after comparing the price to watercooling kits and computer fans and bigger heat sinks for one made to cool a car's radiator or intercooler - I think it would get the job done - may need its own PCU tho - any thoughts? has this been done?
You will need a separate PSU unit for that one..
Im also into cars and I have come across these types of fans, its 12VDC but check the Amperage for that fan...
BTW, these are very high speed, high cfm fans... Im worried about the vibration.. and condensation..
And just a warning if ever you are going to install one of them... Watch your fingers... These fans can easily slice through them.
Last edited by dexmax; 12-04-2005 at 02:29 AM.
Yeah, it would get the job done... So would a regular case fan!
Common now, and IC fan for a PC??? Thats down right foolish IMO. That thing is designed to cool down super heated/compressed air, not a PC. You're not running a nuclear reactor, its just a PC. Not to mention that it will draw more amps than any PC powersupply is likely to be able to provide, especially when it first starts up. Then of course there is the noise, the fan itself is going to be loud, add to that all the vibration is will produce and the noice levels will atleast double.
I dont know about that - they only use like 9-18 amps or something - and are ball bearing fans - I dunno about vibration - but it may be loud - I just keep my case open . . . Look into it - The wave of the futrue for PC cooling
Ok, we have a 30-ton ref unit +ACU to cool our electronics.. Including cabinets with 21processors per cabinet... We also make sure the air blown is dry, to make sure there's no condensation...
We do have large blowers, but its located a floor higher from our mainframe lab... Air is ducted into the cabinets, exhaust is also ducted out..
But this is not a PC... its a mainframe controlling complicated machines..
9-18 continuous amps maybe, it'll take a lot mroe than that to get up to speed.
yah.. I think it can get up to that, even higher depending on the motor..
Originally Posted by RamonGTP
I have a power supply that can handle up to 50amps at 12~13V DC. It powers up a 450Watt VHF/UHF Amplifier/Booster. Its as big as my 17"Monitor and weighs 5x heavier. Its also plugged into a 2000W Voltage Regulator...
i guess you would spend so much for a fan... the power supply alone costs almost $1000 US.
Ok I have to say this....
I hope some day a tube will be into every wall socket, next to the electric plug, designed to push and pull air...
as PC's are as standard as sofa's and cooling is as important as the power at the plug for the PC.
And PC's will be equiped to accomodate the tube connection.
thats why new technology advancements allow cpu's to run at higher speeds without overheating. I doubt a 'tube' would be a technological leap like a smaller "nm" scale within the cpu or sumthin...LOL
Hehehe.. that would be nice..
Originally Posted by tinwindow
But most casings, if not all, now have mounts for 2 or more casing fans.
When I got my 1st PC in 1986, even the processor didnt have a fan. On the XT casings, no fan mountings. on early AT casings, still no fan mounts. I had to make a ducting to install fans. On later AT Full tower casings, you can install a few fans. with ATX casings, there are several fan mounts. My server casing can accomodate 7 fans...
I have used a chevy heatercore, two 120mm 120V speaker cab fans, and some off name pump. Did some copper pipe moding on the block for the processor, so it could handle the pump. I set up the heater core down in my basement where it is good 15F cooller from upstairs. Work quite well...except can't move the PC around too much. I should set it up like that agian. Fun
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that is what I meant as to omitt sound of fans would be nice...
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