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mel

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zalman and 120mm
« on: March 05, 2003, 10:22:20 PM »

If I use one of those Zalman flower coolers
http://www.myworld.com.my/v2/reviews/HSF/zalman/cnps3100/index.asp?view=3
(usually uses a 92mm fan) do you know if it will support a 120mm fan? I have a mid-tower case.

Also, if I am able to use one, I'd like a fairly quiet, but stable 3-pin fan. Perhaps a low output panaflow. But I use a Thermaltake speed control in one of the pci slots, so maybe a high-output panaflow? Any ideas about these fans, other fans, use of 120mm, etc. appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 10:27:22 PM »

I use the cnps6000 and it's cool and quiet with the 92 mm that comes with it. You could use a 120 with it, but it wouldn't be blowing any more air onto the hs because it's going to be blowing on a larger area. btw, I don't know about the model you're looking at, but most zalmans come with a speed control.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 10:30:37 PM »

It does have speed control. It's just that I hate that little nipple controller. My hands are too big and hate going into the case to control it. I just happen to like the thermaltake controller. It has a 3-way switch outside the case. It's the lazyman's controller. You may be right about the fan size. Let's see what other answers I get.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2003, 10:38:38 PM »

if you used a 120 to 80 adapter you would still blow on same area with higher cmf and still quiet
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2003, 10:45:39 PM »

i don't know if my physics is correct, but to me, it seems that using a 120-80 adapter would create a kind of whine from the high amounts of air going into a smaller space... but i seriously have no idea what im talking about... it's late.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2003, 10:46:19 PM »

I'd have to use a 120 to 92 adapter. But the Zalman is already so high that it might not fit into the case with the adapter.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2003, 10:47:14 PM »

Quote from: Mr Joshida
I use the cnps6000 and it's cool and quiet with the 92 mm that comes with it. You could use a 120 with it, but it wouldn't be blowing any more air onto the hs because it's going to be blowing on a larger area. btw, I don't know about the model you're looking at, but most zalmans come with a speed control.


yea, you would really need something that would act as a wind tunnel
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2003, 09:23:04 AM »

Quote from: MadRh3toric
i don't know if my physics is correct, but to me, it seems that using a 120-80 adapter would create a kind of whine from the high amounts of air going into a smaller space... but i seriously have no idea what im talking about... it's late.


the whine is created by the blades spinning really fast to make those 80mm push so much air.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2003, 06:08:27 PM »

I'm not an ovetclocker. So how about if I ran either
a. a pabst, very quiet, sleeve bearing    or
2. a ball bearing sunon, noisier, but I could use it with my 3 speed thermaltake controller?
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