Computers & Mobile Fun & Games Technology
Ionic cooling gaming system

Madasdin
Jared writes – “I have wanted to do this project for a few years now. While it’s was a relatively quick build, the time from the photo shoot to publish has been an extremely long and rocky road. Regardless in the end we 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 proves that you can get the CFM you need to cool a system efficiently with no moving parts and no increase in power consumption.” Thanks Jason! – Link.

I’m not sure exactly how/if this works, so Makers take a look and post up in the comments.

Related:
More DIY cooling solutions for your computers… – Link.

10 thoughts on “Ionic cooling gaming system

  1. People have raised the BS flag on this project all over the net. From slashdot to hack-a-day, when you have passive heatsinks that large, the ‘ionic’ part is just bling bling. They claim something like 200 or 300 CC(F?)PS from the ionic breeze thing, which would make a loud woosh on its own. Multiple reviews of ionic ___ things demonstrate that this is clearly not possible.

  2. People have raised the BS flag on this project all over the net. From slashdot to hack-a-day, when you have passive heatsinks that large, the ‘ionic’ part is just bling bling. They claim something like 200 or 300 CC(F?)PS from the ionic breeze thing, which would make a loud woosh on its own. Multiple reviews of ionic ___ things demonstrate that this is clearly not possible.

  3. Passive cooling apparatuses still depend on airflow. A closed up PC case needs something to push out hot air and the ionic air movers can provide just that push.

    The claims of 325 CFM is clearly false since the IonicBreeze GP “hybrid” purifier comes equipped with a fan and only moves 175CFM (mfr claim), but anything over 30CFM is good since that would clear the air volume of the case once every 2-4 seconds.

    The advantage with this mod is that higher CFMs simply aren’t necessary. The design of the mod is such that it is moving the air it propels through and out of the case, not just across a heatsink on a chip. The heatsink on a chip could honestly do 100 CFM, but it may not cool as much as this solution if there is no active outside ventilation as well.

  4. bah, old news. tell me when they get an ironic cooling system.

    saw the title and wondered how they could make irony cool something
    shut up, its late

Comments are closed.

Tagged

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone