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Old 10-27-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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"Thermaltake is releasing a new CPU cooler,*called the*Jing,*which has*a tower design, five heatpipes, and two 120 fans. Check it out!The Jing box is made of cardpaper, with no openings or transparent ..."

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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Page 1: "It looks nice in light gray and green."
A matter of taste. To some it will look ugly...

Page 2: "Note that the fans are not identical. ... they rotate in oposite directions."
That's a matter of definition. Normally you define rotational direction by "as seen from the intake side" in which case these two fans rotate in the very same direction. They're not counter-rotating when mounted on the heatsink.

Generally the heatsink design is so unobstructive that the second fan is of very limited use for cooling efficiency. It just adds noise, weight and cost.

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Page 2: "Note that the fans are not identical. ... they rotate in oposite directions."
That's a matter of definition. Normally you define rotational direction by "as seen from the intake side" in which case these two fans rotate in the very same direction. They're not counter-rotating when mounted on the heatsink.

Generally the heatsink design is so unobstructive that the second fan is of very limited use for cooling efficiency. It just adds noise, weight and cost.

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I changed the text to clarify this. As a matter of fact, this generated a friendly discussion between me and Rafael, but I think we found a way to explain the way the fans work without being technically wrong.

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Well, I'd say HS and Olle are both right. The subtle point is that the intake side (or outlet) of these two fans are different, one fan functions in opposition to the standard fan configuration. Describing the impeller of one fan as mirror imaged is accurate and concise, a good update.

One question, in the comparison chart that includes the fan's speed, you list 850/1300 RPM for the Jing. Is that the range of speeds provided by the fan control, or were the two fans at different speeds? Sorry to nitpick.

Personally, I have never liked manual speed controls on fans used with CPU coolers. IMO, PWM fans provide simple and convenient fan speed control, including automatic response to CPU temperature change. What am I missing here?
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Well, I'd say HS and Olle are both right. The subtle point is that the intake side (or outlet) of these two fans are different, one fan functions in opposition to the standard fan configuration. Describing the impeller of one fan as mirror imaged is accurate and concise, a good update.

One question, in the comparison chart that includes the fan's speed, you list 850/1300 RPM for the Jing. Is that the range of speeds provided by the fan control, or were the two fans at different speeds? Sorry to nitpick.
It means one fan spins at 850 RPM and the other one at 1300 RPM.

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Personally, I have never liked manual speed controls on fans used with CPU coolers. IMO, PWM fans provide simple and convenient fan speed control, including automatic response to CPU temperature change. What am I missing here?
Well, personally, I agree. But some people prefer manually controlled fans. It's a matter of taste.
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