[sf-lug] building liquid cooled PCs in SF?
tomdiz at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 14 16:17:57 PST 2009
They sell fans that make no noise for 1/2 the price of a liquid cooling system. I have run home servers and non-over clocked game machines with these fans for 24/7 and they have had no problems. If you don't overclock liquid cooling is a waste of $. But then again people have $ to waste.
--- On Wed, 1/14/09, Blake Haggerty <Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com> wrote:
> From: Blake Haggerty <Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com>
> Subject: RE: [sf-lug] building liquid cooled PCs in SF?
> To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Cc: tomdiz at yahoo.com, dcstein77 at gmail.com
> Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 2:51 PM
> My primary machine is liquid cooled... I thought it was
> pretty easy to do. That all being said If you have never
> built your own machine or replaced parts...etc i could see
> how it would be difficult.
> I don't really have a true need for it being liquid
> cooled, my processor is not overclocked. The reason I did it
> is I felt that most processor fans are noisy, and the pump
> for the coolant that I bought was dead silent. On top of
> that I have had processor chips die on me and when I had the
> chip looked at I was told it was a heat issue. So I figured
> I'll just liquid cool it to play it safe.
> My machine is on 24hrs a day I play first person shooters
> on it (yes on Linux) like Urban Terror, I rip Blu-Rays and
> watch those while allot of other stuff is going on in the
> background so maybe that is the stress and heat being
> created and why I have had chips fail. But I have never
> overclocked my processor.
> I don't think overclocking is a prerequisite to liquid
> cooling a machine. If you want to do it half of the fun is
> putting it together. It all comes down to your skill level,
> what is it?
> Liquid cooling your PC is like Pimp My Ride for computers
> its not always necessary but its cool.
> Best Regards,
> Blake Haggerty
> Permanent Placement Specialist
> Sapphire Technologies U.S., a Randstad company
> 27 Maiden Lane
> San Francisco, CA 94108
> (p) (415) 788-8488
> (f) (415) 788-2592
> -----Original Message-----
> From:Thomas DiZoglio tomdiz at yahoo.com
> To: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" , "David
> Stein" ;
> Sent: Jan 14, 2009 12:49:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] building liquid cooled PCs in SF?
> Why do you want to do this?? I know why windows gamers want
> too for overclocking. I suggest only doing it if you really
> have a need for it. Overclocking effects the life of your
> machine and voids all warranties. I have done several
> systems in the past for windows gamers and I could help you.
> It is very expensive to do this and if you are not
> overclocking there is no need for liquid cooling. There are
> other cooling options available.
> Also, verify that your motherboard can be overclocked
> first. Usually only hi-end motherboards allow overclocking
> effectively. If you do not have a real need for overclocking
> I suggest not doing it. Are you building a Linux server that
> needs to be overclocked?
> Right now, I recommend ASUS boards with the new Intel
> Nehalem quad core CPU, Intel X58 chipset and DDR3 1600Mhz
> support. They have a nice external USB overclocking LCD
> device that connects to the motherboard to help
> overclocking, though the auto mode is best.
> --- On Wed, 1/14/09, David Stein wrote:
> > From: David Stein
> > Subject: [sf-lug] building liquid cooled PCs in SF?
> > To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> > Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 12:24 PM
> > Hi all,
> > A lurker here. I'm looking for a place in SF or
> > area which has
> > experience building liquid cooled PCs. I know this is
> > slightly
> > off-topic, but I figured many sf-lug readers might be
> > this kind
> > of thing and would have advice. I have a fan cooled
> > PC right
> > now and would just like to drop it off with someone
> > could convert
> > it all to liquid cooled. Any advice?
> > Thanks,
> > David
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