Need a better cooling system

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2018/06/02 02:20:39 (permalink)

Need a better cooling system

My pc case is a rackmount so I can't put the big ones in it.
I bought a coolmaster 120mm and the rad is too big for the space available.
Any suggestions on what i can use? The cooler I'm replacing is the Noctua NH-L9x65 92 x 92 x 14mm, 92 x 92 x 25mm and my cpu temps was still up at 76C and it would start throttling.

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    mettelus
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    Re: Need a better cooling system 2018/06/02 05:24:55 (permalink)
    A portion of the issue may simply be air flow to/through the rack and how things are loaded. If units are below the PC the heat from them will also rise. Dust on heat exchangers can also contribute, but if the rack output is hot, it is not getting proper air in/through.

    I am loathe to say this, since a DIY solution is not recommended, but enclosed electronics are often liquid cooled to a remote heat exchanger outside of the unit. If you can put the exchanger outside the rack, a pre built with long enough hoses may work, but those hoses are rarely very long, and I would not try to modify them.

    I would start with scrutinizing air flow and sources of heat in the rack first. The current cooler "should" be adequate if you can replicate its intended working environment.

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    Re: Need a better cooling system 2018/06/02 12:46:41 (permalink)
    I was a network manager, until I retired.  We had racks of equipment and mostly closed back racks.  We had plenum air (raised computer flooring). If the cool air at the bottom is both not enough and not cold enough the equipment in the racks could/would over heat and the further up the rack the higher the temperature.  
     
    I suspect its even worse in a control room or wherever the equipment rack is in most recording studios. Very few have raised floor plenum air, just the ambient air of the room.  It must be cold enough for the equipment or whatever you do to the PC for CPU cooling isn't really going to help.

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    Re: Need a better cooling system 2018/06/03 22:26:16 (permalink)
    There was a plate on the top cover (140mm) I removed the plate and added a fan to push air out, the fan on the back draws air in, so I think I've dealt the airflow issues. Temps have come down but I'd still like to get them down a bit more.

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    Re: Need a better cooling system 2018/06/04 10:33:11 (permalink)
    If the intake air is not cool then no amount of fans is going to substantially help.
     

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