Originally Posted by Johnla
Pretty pricey is putting it mildly.....
Even if you were to replace all 3 fans in the version from Triktags, for about a additional $30. With thermal "silent" type fans, like the Vantec ThermoFlow temp sensing, or some other temp sensing variable speed fans. You would still be under $100 total for almost the same thing that Active Thermal is asking very close to $300 for.
Active Thermal is expensive. The 2 kit is nearly $300.00 with shipping for two fans with variable speed. I went to http://www.siliconacoustics.com/fans.html
and ordered two Super Quiet Nexxus fans, a thermal regulator, and a splitter.
1 NoiseMagic NMT-3 15.00, 2 Nexus 120 mm Real Silent Case Fan (black and white)33.90, 1 3-Pin Y Splitter 3.00 Subtotal: 51.90. second day UPS added about $15.00.
Now, I need a 12 volt wall wart from Radio shack that can .60amps or 3.6watts and it's done. For a whole lot less moola. Radio Shack sells a 3v to 12v 1000mA AC/DC converter for 17.99.
For less than $100.00, I'll have something very similar. However, I'll know where to get parts if anything goes wrong.
There might be a little more risk in doing it myself, but since ATM requires that I pull out a hole saw to my entertainment center's cabinet, I'm already taking risks.