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Old 04-02-2013, 06:19 AM - Thread Starter
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I am thinking of putting an ASUS C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard in a 1U Supermicro case I have lying unused. That will require removal of the little 40mm fan from atop the CPU heatsink.

Is it feasible to get this to work using just the case fans' air flow?

The system will be a DNS server and domain controller. No graphics, no CPU intensive stuff at all.

Good or bad idea?
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If wish I could find the post but someone did that -- just removed the fan. I think temps were steady around 80C. It's rated to 100C. It might have been over at the XBMC HW forum. There's a long Celeron 847 motherboard thread there.

What about the ASUS C60M1-I?

 

 

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Have the motherboard already so will have to stick to that model.
Might go with a 2U chassis but I prefer a short one and those tend to be 1U.
Unfortunately a normal I/O plate won't fit a 1U case - another problem...
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I say try it. Try it open air and see what happens. Move some air across it and see what happens. Stuff it in a case and see what happens. Thou art pioneer!

 

 

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Looks promising. I unplugged the processor fan (did not remove it) and tested both with the case (Tendraw HD125 similar to OrigenAE M10) open and closed. I simulated an actual load (DNS/DC) and some file copy operations and the highest the CPU got to was 62°C. At that point it drew 5 watts...

Now the Supermicro case (SC502) I plan to put it in will have axial fan blowing directly on the processor heatsink so I should be good to go.
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Looks promising. I unplugged the processor fan (did not remove it) and tested both with the case (Tendraw HD125 similar to OrigenAE M10) open and closed. I simulated an actual load (DNS/DC) and some file copy operations and the highest the CPU got to was 62°C. At that point it drew 5 watts...

Now the Supermicro case (SC502) I plan to put it in will have axial fan blowing directly on the processor heatsink so I should be good to go.

Nice to hear. Thanks for trying this and reporting back. I have a couple of Biostar boards I might try this with.

You know, life would be so much better if motherboard manufacturers always had good 3-pin fan control. I've been using Giada motherboards for thin mini-ITX builds and they have beautiful fan control right in the BIOS that can turn the fans all the way down. Everyone should have this.

 

 

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