Ion Cooling

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Ulan, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Ulan

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    From slashdot:

    "We (the folks over at InventGeek) have produced the first ionic cooling system for your high-end gaming system. This system produces absolutely no noise and in fact has no moving parts at all. While this is a proof of concept, it demonstrates that you can get the CFM you need to cool a system efficiently with no moving parts and no increase in power consumption."

    So who of us here is going to be the first to give this a shot, or does it sound a bit suss to you too?

    I'm not sure I believe it until I see some temperature figures..
     
  2. lumghini

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    :shock: me too need some stats to trust this thingy..... :tongue:
     
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    Looks interesting, a bit too involved to be a joke I think.

    I would also like more info before I stick one in my Lian-Li....
     
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    I seriously doubt the 325CFM figure he has, but still, this is awesome.
     
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    I'd be interested as to how it handles static pressure. The entire case is pretty open, espically the 'intake' at the front. I wounder if it would be feesable to run the ion cooler behind a full stack of drives in the front of the 'stacker case', or pulling/pushing the 325 CFM through a 3x120mm RAD.
     
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    Yes he says 325CFM yet 0db.. just the movement of that much air and the turbulence it creates i'm sure would be audible :p
     
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    First thing my brother said was that there would be audiable turbulence at that airflow. (He's a HVAC engineer).

    How did they measure the level of flow?
     
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    He probably just copied the specs that came with his Ionic Filter :lol:

    But really I dont think he used any testing instruments so I find it hard to call it a "Proof of concept" as the author suggests.

    I think it'll be upto others to really prove the effectiveness of this method.


    Edit -- this guy makes a good point:
    "His ionic system would be roughly the length of the entire case if he bought an Ionic Breeze knockoff. With that size, it's possible he has that much airflow, versus, say, a standard 120mm fan which can do maybe 50CFM but covers a small fraction of the entire case.

    Moving a large volume of air (CFM) over a large surface area is not going to cause a howling wind."
     
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    See how long it takes to fill a garbage bag :D
     
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    my bet is the system works... been following a few of the projects on that site for a while

    but i imagine that the cooling aint going to let you push for a massive oc but for a super quiet system seems pretty cool (don't you just love pun's)...

    i too doubt the CFM statement...

    but pretty cool idea none the less.
     
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    if this thing was able to ionicaly move water, i might be vaugley interested. but alas its only air, hardly extreme cooling imo. looks cool tho, with the idea of nothing moving yet making a breeze...
     
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    he mentioned there isn't any moving parts.. How would he induced the airflow if there isn't any moving materials?
     
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    The ionic magic makes the air move thorough the use of charged electronic stuffs...

    For a better explanation, see here.
     
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    Completley Silent, No Moving Parts PC

    Submitted this to news, but I'm interested in what else people think, see article here:

    http://inventgeek.com/Projects/IonCooler/Overview.aspx

    All I an say is, thats friggin radical. Some really good results too. Changing some of the components to their cooler equivalents, ie. the CPU to a C2D, the graphics to a 7950GT, this would be rockin.

    I think I've found my first ever modding project.
     
  16. auslagger

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    thats crazy..

    i wish i could ahve a system like that..

    but im an avid overclockers.. and passive will never ever cut it :D
     
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    geez. bit of a thermaltake fan isn't he?

    that's a pretty good job he's done there.
     
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    Already a thread here, they used an ionic cooling system which creates ion winds inside the case boasting 325CFM yet it is completely silent.
     
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    Pretty damn impressive. Nice utilisation of the iRam.

    I want it :Pirate:

    I would be surprised if you can move something with wieght and friction without making noise. There *has* to be some kind of turbulance. But by all means prove me wrong :p
     
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    for air flow that that "great" you would think that the cpu temps would be better
    and where is all that air going as the back is not as open as the front

    it would (like someone else said) be no where near as effective if there more stuff in his case
     

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