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Ummm... is this Vantec supposed to be this loud? lol!

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rustymaitland

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so i went out and bought my first tornado today. bring it home, rip off the TT II off of the ax-7 and slap on the tornado. wtf? the rating is 55dba but it sounds like 100dba? with the side case cover off i have to turn up the volume on my gtxp's control panel just to hear the music. even then i can still hear the thing. i have a 7000k delta cooling my p3 1ghz and i CANNOT hear it at all. this s--t is loud. i wanted to replace all my case fans with these things lol!!
you wanna play, you gotta pay!!!
 

wildfrogman

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Hmm you still could fit all your case fans with the tornado series of fans.....just get hearing protection. Say the headset~mic setup that are used for nascar pits and such. Then at a lan you can set up netmeeting or uh some voice program and gain an advantage since everybody else is cringing and cant play as good heheh. That would be cruel though. 8 84 cfm tornados would do wonders though in a mid tower heheh.
 
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rustymaitland

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hee hee!! right now i have 3 y.s. tech (as per the sig) for intake and exhaust and one b.s. fan for cooling the maxtor. 4 more tornados will make this antec file server levitate for sure.
 

wildfrogman

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It probably would be more cost effective and definatly less noise if you used comair rotron 176mm 235 cfm fans. Or nidec widebody fans you can find in 12v also but fairly hard to find mostly. For case airflow there isnt much out that would beat the 176mm 235 cfm fans, maybe the 300 cfm models but they run off 24v mostly and cost a ton more money if you can find them. Chances are you will have to mod your case so they can fit in your case.
 
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rustymaitland

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linkage? articles? hardware stores have em'? give me some direction brother.
will try a google.
where do i put one of those in the case? lol!!
 
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rustymaitland

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my god. i just went to the comairrotron site and i looked at a 300cfm fan that weighs 1.84 pounds and has teeth on the blades!!! :eek:
nasty looking fans.
 
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rustymaitland

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wildfrogman said:
It probably would be more cost effective and definatly less noise if you used comair rotron 176mm 235 cfm fans. Or nidec widebody fans you can find in 12v also but fairly hard to find mostly. For case airflow there isnt much out that would beat the 176mm 235 cfm fans, maybe the 300 cfm models but they run off 24v mostly and cost a ton more money if you can find them. Chances are you will have to mod your case so they can fit in your case.

ummm.....i just found a dealer down the stree from me that carries these fans!!!! they probably won't sell to the public though. will give them a call. thanks for the suggestion.
forget it. they have a minimum order quantity of 160 units. wtf? i could always buy them and well.....never mind.
 

wildfrogman

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Believe me, the 235 cfm fans would be just fine. I would put the fan over the pci/agp area sucking out or blowing in depending on the flow of your case and other fans and such. Be carefull with airflow of other fans, this fan will suck air backwards through normal 80mm casefans and well you can see that isnt good. Just sort of get the airflow in your case to work as a whole. In the lower front is an ok place to put the fan too, I would run it in a bit of a negative case airflow pattern and filter the intake areas. When you have tons of airflow you tend to get your case really dusty if its sitting on the floor. Hope this helps.
 

wildfrogman

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No problem at all. The first day i installed this fan in my case....going from like 1 80mm 50cfm exhaust, 80mm intake and a delta 68 on my heatsink my case temps droped 10c! and my cpu temps dropped very close to that also. Oh and these fans can run on 7v quite nicely and put out alot of air really quitely too.
 
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rustymaitland

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what sort of case do you have? did you have to do heavy modding or what? i am so not inclined to cut any of my cases but i find myself very interested when i read about other members and their cooling mods.
 

wildfrogman

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Well i have an enlight 7237, i tested with a cardboard side cut outs for the fan and such. I couldnt cut this case as i am selling it soon though. I would have the lower front area of the case heavily ventilated. Maybe not completely cut out but like lots of decent size slits for airflow. The fan, its hard to describe how much of a beast it is. You should be fine with just one but you could 7 volt 2 of them and still get really really good cooling and really quiet I am going water cooling... noise eh i can live with it, not sleep with it even stock 20 cfm 60mm thin delta was annoying when i sleep. I think it was the higher pitch though. 7 volt is quiet and decent airflow, 12v is massive airflow and if you have any high flow 80mm fans it wont be any louder at all. That way you can take out the whiny 60mm fans. The main thing is to make sure you have enough venting~airflow balance so you get enough air flow though your case rather than just into the case.
 

wildfrogman

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heheh, it can get that way.....especially if you have two 235 cfm fans full blast and a delta 68....in a mid tower. Can you saw wind tunnel? because that is what it sounds like. It cools really really well.....but i had to do [email protected] and uh i couldnt sleep with the beast on full blast so i am going watercooling. Should be set up sunday oct 27, i cant wait.
 

Goo Kenson

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Decibels are measured in such a way that an increase of 10 dba will mean twice as loud. Have fun with your Tornado!

You might try putting the comp in a wooden cabinet (with holes for intake/exhaust fans) because that stops sound very very well, or you could just get sound insulation pads for the inside of your case/