what can we do about the shitty unrepairable cooler fan menace plaguing the new generations of minipc's?

what can we do about the shitty unrepairable cooler fan menace plaguing the new generations of minipc's?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw fell for the minipc meme

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't want a PC with sub-10W energy use instead of an oversized, loud monster that eats at least 50W in idle

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i can actually afford electricity, you thirdie

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm the actual poster you replied to and not the other insufferable twat.
        I figured it was the perfect time to use that image before I yeet it off my sd card.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if it was like that ootb i would get it replaced, that kind of thing is indicative of a fricked bearing

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looks pretty repairable to me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      in most cases they got proprietary connectors
      in most cases the fan is literally glued on and you must change the whole shroud
      in most cases it breaks again because the bios is dog shit, best case scenario the only related option you can toggle is
      >always on fan: yes/no
      or
      >fan: high/low
      and roll dice for a mistery number of rpm
      and still loud prone to breaking

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >in most cases they got proprietary connectors
        nothing a soldering iron and heatshrink can't solve, or if you're a stickler for making it look OEM, you can buy those connectors to crimp the wires into, those aren't actually proprietary
        >in most cases the fan is literally glued on and you must change the whole shroud
        so pry it out, there's solvents you can use to remove the glue non-destructively

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This isn't an new issue.
    And it's by design.
    >fan fails
    >new pc time frick you

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But that is entirely repairable. You can buy drop in fans straight off of aliexpress.
    You really think a blower fan like that isn't an off the shelf part?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a blower fan
      anon are you blind
      i said most fans are glued onto the whole thing
      you need a fricking sander to scrape it off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's also pretty simple to repair.

        Damn I guess Louis Rossman still has some work to do.
        I guess God blessed right to repair with these piles of shit that are taking over the world.

        Hell I thought about buying one... not with these temp issues.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how about you stop buying garbage

    those pieces of shit also use proprietary power adapters

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >proprietary power adapters
      Its just a 12v connector anon.......

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's 5v homie

        https://i.imgur.com/kCl7upj.jpg

        what can we do about the shitty unrepairable cooler fan menace plaguing the new generations of minipc's?

        You can do what I did and mod your case, print a duct and force air across your board with 40x20mm noctuas
        OR
        you could ditch the air cooler entirely and affix a m.2 2280 water block to your cpu (or heatpipe)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you could ditch the air cooler entirely and affix a m.2 2280 water block to your cpu (or heatpipe)
          Water cooling is not worth it at all dude.
          Even LTT, who established a channel on water cooling tech, doesn't think it's a good idea anymore. There's not enough payoff.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            water cooling hasn't been worth it since heatpipes became feasable/cheap
            the reason is that the main reason to use a water loop in the first place is to spread heat across a larger heatsink than would be possible passively/using only solid-metal conduction. heatpipes can effectively do the same thing, and in fact internally use liquid/vapour to do it as well

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie you got daylight on all sides of your mobo. your case has more breathing holes than the pangolin this beelink designer had for lunch.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've only ever had 2 fails fail.
    One was an extremely low quality 80mm fan included in a $25 rosewill case, the other was the hot-end fan in a ender 3

    Both where axial. Never had any issue with a centrifugal fan

    Is it even possible to make a stupidly bad centrifugal fan?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it even possible to make a stupidly bad centrifugal fan?
      For sure, i had one fail in a gtx1070 blower i spent a small fortune on during the pandemic israeli gpu scarcity
      For a blower low-rpm means like 900, at it made a weird annoying buzzing sound at idle, coil whine but worse
      At higher rpm it got louder like a vacuum cleaner, and when I actually investigated the fan, it was 0.5 millimeters off-center too.
      I had to change the whole cooler with a triple fan from a gigabyte gpu, and still works today, but the schizo built-in blower high-minimum rpm speeds are still there tho. So I get like 30C at idle and 49C playing CyberPunk.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    underclock it so it doesn’t need a fan

    no legitimate use case needs anything faster than about a pentium 2

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    leave the top off and slap a 10w heatsink on that b***h
    cut the fan cables off and attach a new one
    4 pin jst connector are not "proprietary" idiot go to mouser or digikey and look them up
    frickin no ideas moron you're what's wrong with the world

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Keep buying them so the companies making them have enough money to fix the problem, obviously.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All jokes aside, I do want desktops in the future to be even smaller than this and as powerful as a gaming desktop.
      I don't see why we have to use the old desktop size. It's already bloat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        buy a Mac Mini

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    time for DIY solutions, retrardicus, it's not rocket science, but it will take work, prepare your malnourished and out-of-shape landwhale body for work, homosexual.

    get tools if you don't already have some

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't buy one of those

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >blower fans are not replaceable

    lmao stfu b***h ass, use a screwdriver

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    maybe don't buy a mini PC?

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