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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: January Aclug Meeting?
From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 20:02:36 -0600
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* michael holmes <aerospaced@xxxxxxx> [2005 Jan 09 00:26 -0600]:
> Liquid??

Honestly, I've not looked at any of the liquid cooling systems
available.  But, a couple of things come to mind, either the cooling
system needs a sufficiently large volume with an adequate heat
exchanger or we're back to a fan (I doubt my desktop will be doing 70
MPH anytime soon ;-).  Next item concerns moving the coolant.  Do these
systems rely on convection?  Somehow I doubt it, so a pump will be

While such a system may reduce the noise level, it doesn't seem to gain
much in terms of simplicity.  This is the trade-off I guess--a simpler
computer is a less capable computer.  Since I'm not a gamer almost any
mid to low end hardware supported by Linux is fine by me.  I hardly
compile anything anymore so most of my computer time is web surfing,
reading email, and doing a bit of office type work in OOo (What a
pathetic existance!).

Last fall we installed some Dell PCs that are whisper quiet, so turn
key solutions are out there.  But, I don't care to do business with
Dell, so I hope some whitebox maker will become more prominent in the
quiet PC area.  I'm still doing some research via Google, but most of
the stuff I see are the one-off projects with a VIA mini-ITX board
stuffed in various enclosures.

I'm going to keep my eyes open and in the mean time I may be able to
apply to ideas to my current desktop that I've found at Silent PC

- Nate >>

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