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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    my current specs are in my sig.

    if i were to change the vantec to a 80mm Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II, how much would my temps change (running the fan at bearable speed and noise level)?

    the Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II's specs are:
    Dimensions: 80x80x25mm
    Bearing Type: 2 Ball
    Nominal Speed(RPM): 1300~4800
    Max Air Flow: (CFM): 20.55~75.70
    Max Pressure: 1.45~8.43 mm H2O
    Heat Sink Material: N/A
    Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
    Noise(dBA): 17~48
    Special Features: Temp.control fan speed.

    and does the smart fan get power from the mobo or a 4pin molex?

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    why dont you just cut the molex wires on your tornado and run it at 7 volts or even 5 volts if you have to but im sure that a 92mm fan at 7volts should be as much air as a 80mm at 12volts so it should result in it being quieter. but wait for someone elses opion first before doing that.

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    Are you talking about taking your stock tornado off and putting an 80mm fan on your hs? Thats what I did. And your temps are excelent...why dont you get your benchmark scores back to normal before you do nething else..your cooling seems to be great.
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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@8 February 2004 - 21:43
    Are you talking about taking your stock tornado off and putting an 80mm fan on your hs? Thats what I did. And your temps are excelent...why dont you get your benchmark scores back to normal before you do nething else..your cooling seems to be great.
    he wants rid of the tornado 'cause its to loud.

    bigdawk what is that avator picture supposed to be? lol. it looks like a tire rim but that spinning middle is kinda confusin, sorta looks like a fan.

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+8 February 2004 - 19:51--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 @ 8 February 2004 - 19:51)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bigdawgfoxx@8 February 2004 - 21:43
    Are you talking about taking your stock tornado off and putting an 80mm fan on your hs?&nbsp; Thats what I did.&nbsp; And your temps are excelent...why dont you get your benchmark scores back to normal before you do nething else..your cooling seems to be great.
    he wants rid of the tornado &#39;cause its to loud.

    bigdawk what is that avator picture supposed to be? lol. it looks like a tire rim but that spinning middle is kinda confusin, sorta looks like a fan. [/b][/quote]
    It is a rim, but looks more like a fan

    Gives me an idea of a good fan design

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    Originally posted by DWk+8 February 2004 - 21:53--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (DWk @ 8 February 2004 - 21:53)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@8 February 2004 - 19:51
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    @8 February 2004 - 21:43
    Are you talking about taking your stock tornado off and putting an 80mm fan on your hs?* Thats what I did.* And your temps are excelent...why dont you get your benchmark scores back to normal before you do nething else..your cooling seems to be great.

    he wants rid of the tornado &#39;cause its to loud.

    bigdawk what is that avator picture supposed to be? lol. it looks like a tire rim but that spinning middle is kinda confusin, sorta looks like a fan.
    It is a rim, but looks more like a fan

    Gives me an idea of a good fan design [/b][/quote]
    kool thanks...whhy is only part of it spinning though?

    and i thoguht of that fan idea too, that would look kool&#33;

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+8 February 2004 - 21:51--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 @ 8 February 2004 - 21:51)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bigdawgfoxx@8 February 2004 - 21:43
    Are you talking about taking your stock tornado off and putting an 80mm fan on your hs?&nbsp; Thats what I did.&nbsp; And your temps are excelent...why dont you get your benchmark scores back to normal before you do nething else..your cooling seems to be great.
    he wants rid of the tornado &#39;cause its to loud.

    bigdawk what is that avator picture supposed to be? lol. it looks like a tire rim but that spinning middle is kinda confusin, sorta looks like a fan. [/b][/quote]
    its the new stupid trend over here in the US.

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    Originally posted by abu_has_the_power@8 February 2004 - 20:01
    my current specs are in my sig.

    if i were to change the vantec to a 80mm Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II, how much would my temps change (running the fan at bearable speed and noise level)?

    the Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II&#39;s specs are:
    Dimensions: 80x80x25mm
    Bearing Type: 2 Ball
    Nominal Speed(RPM): 1300~4800
    Max Air Flow: (CFM): 20.55~75.70
    Max Pressure: 1.45~8.43 mm H2O
    Heat Sink Material: N/A
    Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
    Noise(dBA): 17~48
    Special Features: Temp.control fan speed.

    and does the smart fan get power from the mobo or a 4pin molex?
    Why don&#39;t you try it and report back to us.

    You could then tell us how much your temps change.

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    BigDawgs av is a "spinner" on a mag wheel.
    It is a very popular mod with NBA stars and pimps everywhere.

    Abu, I have tried those "smartfans" and think they are useless.
    I ended up circumventing the thermal control feature ( basically, a resistor) so the fans would actually move some air.
    Before I eliminated the resistor I extended it&#39;s wiring and tried the fan with the thermal sensor laying on my heatsink.

    Even then, the damn thing would hardly move, and was totally ineffective as a cooling component.

    My advice...save your money and get a real fan. If your Tornado is too loud why not just invest in a fan speed control panel or volt mod it?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Yah its a "spinner". They are cool..its a chrome mag with a spinning chrome thing on it...real nice onces cost like 12,000 for 4 of them&#33; haha.

    Newayz..ok well yeah just get a speed controler.

    Are you keeping the thermaltake HS and just screwing a new fan onto it?
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