[sf-lug] building liquid cooled PCs in SF?
jim at well.com
Wed Jan 14 16:43:36 PST 2009
actnet, on judah at 27th, can do this.
bring your pc in to their repair shop
or special order the liquid cooling
system (they'll help you if you tell
them the specs for your machine).
On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 16:17 -0800, Thomas DiZoglio wrote:
> 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
> > www.sapphirena.com
> > -----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.
> > -----------------------
> > t0md
> > --- 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
> > the
> > > area which has
> > > experience building liquid cooled PCs. I know this is
> > > slightly
> > > off-topic, but I figured many sf-lug readers might be
> > into
> > > this kind
> > > of thing and would have advice. I have a fan cooled
> > Linux
> > > PC right
> > > now and would just like to drop it off with someone
> > who
> > > could convert
> > > it all to liquid cooled. Any advice?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > David
> > >
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