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GargantuFan

Large, multi-bladed, low-speed, quiet CPU-case fan.
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A big fan that spans the whole side of the CPU case and rotates slowly behind an attractive grill. Gamers could put their neon lights inside the case and still see in through the rotating fan. Added bonus in that, with the neon, the fan would cast lovely shadows on walls adjacent to the CPU case. Most of all, though, it would be quiet, I think.Extra%20huge%20computer%20case%20fan%2e
bristolz, Oct 25 2002

GargantuFan ~bz [bristolz, Oct 25 2004, last modified Jun 27 2005]

Jutta writes about the illustration feature http://www.halfbake.../whatsnew.html#illu
[bristolz, Oct 25 2004]

Silent fans http://www.endpcnoise.com/
EndPCNoise - does what it says on the tin. [wagster, Oct 25 2004]

HVLS Fans http://www.avanti-c...ors.co.uk/fans.html
Ok, maybe that's too big. [Worldgineer, Oct 25 2004]

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       quiet fan? mad dreamer. Better in the current economic climate hire a couple ex-stockbrokers as CPU wallahs. Loincloths and everything.
General Washington, Oct 25 2002
  

       Would the light inside cast a weird choppy slow - moving shadow a la "Bladerunner?" That would be cool...
snarfyguy, Oct 25 2002
  

       Exactly.
bristolz, Oct 25 2002
  

       better still, get a few of those LEDs embedded into the fan so you can write out messages as it spins around. <rotating>A C R O I S S A N T F O R B R I S T O L Z</rotating>.
neilp, Oct 25 2004
  

       I hear the G5 towers do something like this, I think they are even quiet. +
sartep, Oct 25 2004
  

       One question...[briz] how did you get a picture to show up on the HB page? That is WAY cool!
Klaatu, Oct 25 2004
  

       Jutta added a new site-wide illustration feature and I merely tried it out.   

       For more information about this new capability, Jutta wrote about it in the "news" section.
bristolz, Oct 25 2004
  

       my goodness - an image. its alive!
benfrost, Oct 25 2004
  

       Hat's off. That is way cool. <gets whiplash carpal twinge scrolling to news too quickly>   

       On the subject of the idea itself, I had a couple of little fans one behind the other, with a light behind them both. The shadow it cast on the opposite wall rotated at the beat frequency of the two fans. Looked quite nice.
david_scothern, Oct 25 2004
  

       Not sure if you'll be able to get a big, near-silent fan with sufficient cooling power - anything slow enough to be really quiet probably wouldn't do the job. Suspect there may be an optimal compromise between noise and speed/cooling power though. Nice picture. [+]
DocBrown, Oct 25 2004
  

       Cooling power wouldn't be a problem... PCs exist that combine decent power (mid-range AthlonXP) with _no fans whatsoever_. This would serve to make it look good.
david_scothern, Oct 25 2004
  

       A picture! It's like living in the 21st century! [Bris] - why not pop over to 'parabolic pool table' and put up you illustration for that one? You know you want to!   

       On the subject of fans and noise, my machine lives in my recording studio (not as glamourous as it sounds, sadly) and therefore noise is a huge problem. I have recently fitted the brilliant Nexus Skive-Tech cooling block (>19dBA), but there are many silent cooling, case and PSU fans out there (see link). None of them look as cool as Bris's.
wagster, Oct 25 2004
  

       Large rotating croissant for you!
DesertFox, Apr 20 2005
  
      
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