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PC Case Air Pressure Investigation Pt. 1

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there is no pressure difference with low RPM fans. If intake/exhaust is pushing more air it just flows through. You need 6000rpm server fans to create a meaningful pressure difference. I did this and the case did collect dust in all its gaps but they sealed/clogged themselves up and there was not much dust on the components


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11 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

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Have they even used a UPS or eletrical surge protected extension xD? Also, old parts that we have no idea if theyll last a whole year working properly, lmao :P.


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Just now, VerticalDiscussions said:

Have they even used a UPS or eletrical surge protected extension xD? Also, old parts that we have no idea if theyll last a whole year working properly, lmao :P.

So long as the PSU itself lasts, then it can keep the fans running (assuming a molex connection). The parts are probably just there for the sake of collecting the dust, rather than actually being powered...

 

...either that, or I hope they are at the very least using those machines for something (say, F@h / Boinc) instead of just wasting a lot of electricity.


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5 minutes ago, VerticalDiscussions said:

Have they even used a UPS or eletrical surge protected extension xD? Also, old parts that we have no idea if theyll last a whole year working properly, lmao :P.

Or... a year later they could be gone

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Bonus: Luke doesn't shave or trim his beard for the length of the "experiment"...


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no one has done a benchmark about this

except for the people who run this setup for months/years ?!

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So was this video filmed one year ago and we're gonna get the results soon-ish, or do we actually have to wait a year after this teaser? 


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Knowing LMG, something will go wrong before it's finished :D

 


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11 minutes ago, Imakuni said:

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I dunno, those yellow motherboards scream 2005-2007 and have they even packed in something worthy in there other than some sort of Intel quad or duo processor xD? Hopefully this test doesnt end up a bust, by them saying "we had a small quake in office :D".


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So are the machines at least folding while they idle for a year? Also I hope there is a UPS hooked up or at least some sort of way to make sure they are still on in a month if power goes out...

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2 minutes ago, zMeul said:

except for the people who run this setup for months/years ?!

Pretty sure he meant that no one has ever done a long term experiment like this with uniform starting and running conditions, except for the variable in question.

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1 minute ago, VerticalDiscussions said:

I dunno, those yellow motherboards scream 2005-2007 and have they even packed in something worthy in there other than some sort of Intel quad or duo processor xD? Hopefully this test doesnt end up a bust, by them saying "we had a small quake in office :D".

They're in Canada, they'll get a blizzard, the power will be knocked out and they'll forget about the pc's until Lukes calendar reminds him in a year. In which case they will have been off for 6 months.

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1 minute ago, hui said:

Pretty sure he meant that no one has ever done a long term experiment like this with uniform starting and running conditions, except for the variable in question.

one month should be enough

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Hey Luke, I REALLY hope you filtered all the intakes of the Inny PC. Otherwise this exercise is pretty pointless - the theory that positive airpressure reduces dust ONLY works if all the intakes are actually filtered.


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Why don't you guys just have the case fans run through the psu? That way power isn't wasted on idle performance 

just a suggestion ^^

can't wait for the results 

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okay okay okay i just watched the video.

And there are two things that i wanna know @Slick

 

1. Why use a full set of hardware and not just a bunch of fans?

2. If you are using hardware anyways, why not at least get a real GPU in them and do some Folding at Home/Boinc?

 

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47 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

Knowing LMG, something will go wrong before it's finished :D

 

or it's gonna delay for few more years

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inb4 somebody else removed the power cords from the wall because they thought those wasn't important.

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1 hour ago, Hans Power said:

Hey Luke, I REALLY hope you filtered all the intakes of the Inny PC. Otherwise this exercise is pretty pointless - the theory that positive airpressure reduces dust ONLY works if all the intakes are actually filtered.

Yea, he didn't specifically say but unless he put filters on ALL the intakes (including the rear and top) this is a pointless experiment. @Slick Did you guys do this?

 

I have a weird fan setup on my PC (rear intake) but I installed a filter on the rear and bottom intake since the case didn't have any there. I've only dusted it once since building it in May but it didn't even need it:

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2 hours ago, coonwhiz said:

They're in Canada, they'll get a blizzard, the power will be knocked out and they'll forget about the pc's until Lukes calendar reminds him in a year. In which case they will have been off for 6 months.

I hope this doesn't happen... but hey, anything is possible. We've set reminders just in case something DOES happen.


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