| 5:36 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
| 5:50 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I just dont dig the clockers motivation. Adding a 12 cylinder diesel powered amonia compressor to a PC can be a funny hobby, but will it make it run at speeds justifying the cost?
What about bus limits? I believe the only thing the PC will do faster is to crash. Am I wrong?
| 6:06 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Who said anything about overclocking? :)
Cooler temps mean better performance, and with "normal" operating temps exceeding 160 degrees for some CPUs, heat becomes a factor for the other components in the box. Since I added the water cooled system my CPU temp stays around 70 degrees fahrenheit. Faster? Don't know. Less wear and lass damaging to the components? You bet.
I work at least 14 hours a day running various apps and I've found that the cooler the system, the better it runs. As processors get faster and faster, dissipating the heat becomes more of a concern. Liquid cooling seems a logical step.
As for things like neon lights and clear panels, well, I suppose people do that for the same reason they customize cars.
| 6:11 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Who said anything about overclocking?
Ho, sorry. So you make tea with the hot water? :)
| 6:12 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have seen tons of pics of tweaked out cpu's on the web but never up close.
I might do it just for fun. After all I spend so much time with my computer it's nice if you can mess around a bit.
I had seen those cooling systems, they look interesting.
| 6:26 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I suppose that people that build their own boxes tend to go in more for mods. I haven't owned a factory box in ages so I'm always on the lookout for cool new gizmos.
A client sent me a 640 gigabyte SAN, which was my latest cool gizmo until I installed the water cooling kit. All the LCD temp readouts look "high-tech" too. :)
It took me a little while to get over the concept of having water run inside my PC but the chance for a leak is remote. The ultra quiet fans are a nice addition too, can't tell the PC is running. The old fans sounded like a mini wind tunnel.
[edited by: digitalghost at 6:33 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2002]
| 6:32 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
This [vidbay.com] is as far I could go with PC mods.
| 6:37 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Now that is a practical mod right there.
I have to say that ultra quiet fans is something I would like, right now it's like sitting next to a hovercraft.
| 3:28 am on Nov 16, 2002 (gmt 0)|
One of my clients business is pc mods for overclockers.
I never heard of pc mods until I meet him.
The guy is a true cooling mod geek.
I had him build my case for my new system, the fan speeds can be adjusted, the fan blades are clear [not sure why], the case was built for neutral pressure, he rates each fan on noise and air flow.
He doesn't do all the clear windows etc . . ,
I have tried to talk him into doing case mods with disco lights etc, but he is too much of a cooling fanatic.
| 8:55 am on Nov 16, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If it's not one thing, it will be another... ;)
|The quality of cooling water in a closed loop cooling water (CLCW) system is critical for the performance and the life of the system. Cooling water of poor quality can cause adverse effects in a water system, such as reduced cooling capacity, increased energy consumption, and premature equipment failure. |
...from "CRAY T3E Liquid-cooled Systems : Preparing for a System Installation"