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Overclocking: The new comedy - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Overclocking: The new comedy
You know, sometimes you have to wonder about the modding/overclocking community. You too can have a totally silent high end PC. But I can't help feeling they're missing the essential point that it's COVERED IN OIL.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/
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bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: January 9th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, filled with oil.

Total loonies. But harmless loonies.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: January 9th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a thought: if it's doing a really difficult MonteCarlo simulation, you can deep-fry cod & chips while awaiting the result.
simonb From: simonb Date: January 9th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose that vegetable oil is a lot cheaper than fluroinert!
_nicolai_ From: _nicolai_ Date: January 9th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fluorinert guys were a bit thick: they didn't check out that at -170C or so (or even much warmer) their chosen fluorinert would be too viscous to move much heat around.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: January 9th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ewww.

Now I have this mental image of your room smelling like the Carlton Arms every time you turn the PC on.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: January 9th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
And did I mention it looks like piss too?
imc From: imc Date: January 9th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes but how noisy is the power supply unit? They didn't mention that bit at all.
_nicolai_ From: _nicolai_ Date: January 9th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, but one can get a silent PSU (with large heatsink vanes), even (I think) suitable for the sort of CPU they were using.
Expensive, though.
zandev From: zandev Date: January 9th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw this one toady as well. Got to love any article starting with "Common sense dictates that submerging your high-end PC in cooking oil is not a good idea."
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fractalgeek From: fractalgeek Date: January 9th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
For an example, Cooler Master doa whole range of stuff to go quieter. The oversized fans are particularly noise-reducing, but you really need a quietened power supply as well.
_nicolai_ From: _nicolai_ Date: January 9th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Antex True Power Blue (or Blue True Power or whatever) PSU is extremely quiet, much more so than you would expect. I can't hear it powering a low-end PC even when I'm close to the PC (and no other PCs are in the same room). It's not terrifically expensive either (65-odd quid).
fractalgeek From: fractalgeek Date: January 9th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always fancied a machine, using secondary boiling, to look like a wurlitzer....

The team's 5Ghz liquid nitrogen machine from a couple of years ago was very cool in every respect...
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