[geeks] Dell T105 drive bay fan
shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Apr 25 09:01:26 CDT 2008
On Apr 25, 2008, at 09:26 , Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> From: Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>> Date: 2008/04/24 Thu PM 07:45:20 CDT
>> To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>> Subject: Re: [geeks] Dell T105 drive bay fan
>>>> If you add up the craft parts and my time, it would cost me 3 times
>>>> as much to make it myself.
>>>> But wow... that's an expensive fan.
>>> And the self-made fan/shroud at three-times the cost is what???
>> ...is whatever I manage to cobble together, which will probably not
>> very pretty or work as well as the Dell part.
> I wasn't questioning the composition, I was noting that you started
> out complaining about the price of the fan shroud "kit" at $38, then
> said that the alternative would be three times the cost, which by my
> math makes the $38 fan shroud kit a "bargain", contrary to your
> initial assertion.
I don't think that way.
If it would cost me $5000 to build my own, $38 is still a high price
for what is really a $15 fan.
But yeah, I understand the idea of relative cost, which is why I got it.
> Let me know if there is any appreciable increase in fan noise from
> the added fan - I assume since it is a "smart" fan that it won't run
> full-bore, like say a "classic" 1U server chassis.
I'm wondering what its basis for speed is.
The Dell primary 120mm fan never increases speed on my unit.
Of course, the heatsink is massive.
I ran BOINC all day on the T105 and the primary fan never increased
I opened the case and the CPU heatsink was barely warm. It's a
quarter-inch of copper on top of the CPU, and a 5-inch tall copper
heat pipe and vane setup over that.
Seems to cool things off pretty well. The power supply is the hottest
part of the system.
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