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Im sure your wife just loves her house being filled to the brim with computer parts and cases.
    
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LOL i sometime wonder how peoples wives would react to all the time spent on OC.net and building PC's
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Im sure your wife just loves her house being filled to the brim with computer parts and cases.
Uh...heh
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LOL i sometime wonder how peoples wives would react to all the time spent on Overclock.net and building PC's
Well over the years and Wives I have learned Rule #1 that if I'm not happy--nobody else is either. Rule #2--nobody but me is in charge of my happiness.

It also helps to be generous, polite, respectful and to have a large....uh....bank account.

Diamonds for the Wife, C2D Rig for the Wife, Roomba Robot vacuum for the Wife, New Nitro for the Wife...I don't think she even notices...she is busy buying $5K worth of kitchen countertops and sinks and plumbing...on her new Conroe online lol.

Keep them so busy they can't complain!
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woah. Everyone check out that link NOW! Pretty crazy
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im going... im going
    
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Hehehehe I just got the MSI board for ICE to munch on (it's only $40) so I will be yanking the 3700+ entirely and adding it to the growing mound of Silicon.

Gonna pack the Opty155 I got from Transonic in there just to see what an undamaged CPU can do this time. I promise I will not slack on protection this time! Nor will I blunder in and turn on the rig before the phase is intiiated....

So until Phoenix rising arrives I will be playing with a singlecore Opty and tweaking ICE (not tweaking on Ice min you) and dialing in some of the the Aestheric elements.

As I mentioned above I have lights and switches and LED fans on their way from Performance-PC and I have some serious hardware coming form NewEgg.

I am loving the Gigantic case.... for years I have tried to cram as much as possible into relatively small Midtowers--WaterClocker is a completely internally WCed Lian Li Pc7a...that's a small box--I could fit eight of those in Ice.

And there is room to add a watercooling loop for the GPUs (which would have been done if the WBs I bought had not been so corroded) because the Graphics cards are difinitely annoyingly loud compared to the gentle hum of the CHilly1.

One of the reasons I wanted to try phase was to see if it was gonna be a viable 24/7 thing for Folding. And it will be--but not with any fan-cooled cards...as in most cases they balance between ventilation and soundproofing is an equation you cannot excape--a completely open topped/bottomed/all mesh case is gonna be loud unless you can eliminate all the fans possible.

Ideally I would like to WC the entire deal except for the CPU. I might try using the Phase for a chiller too--by simply clamping a WB onto the evap head and wrapping it all in neoprene. If I use Neoprene sleeving on the supply lines I should have a decent temp without too much prep of the board.

One of the benefits of running cool but not frosty is the lack of condensation on the actual compenents. I figure with two cards, NB, and CPU waterblocks the loop[ would be cold but not freezing..I dunno until I try.

Gonna get cracking on that MSI sometime tomorrow. Today I am organizing the PC part collection back into totes--I have risked it long enough(3 year old son up at 6AM--Sleepy Dad up at 10 am--4 hour interval for mayhem...)
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DAAAAAAAMN DRUID! You just dont stop, i've had the same rig for 4 years
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I have had my ups and downs...I used to spend all my money on Motorcycles and Repairs and Speeding Ticket Lawyers...one ticket = P5WDH Deluxe Mobo w/ WIFI LOL.

But I am going totally nuts lately...time to tighten and dial in what I have. Too much of anything is still too much. Staying in balance is key to happiness.

So toaday I will spend my usual 18 hours of Modding Cleaning and organizing instead--which will not only make me happy--but make my family happy--because after that I am gonne turn in at a reasonable hour for the first time in a week and try to be awake and present when they are.

I really needed to get this stuff out of my system--I've been planning on it for months...

As far as having the same rig--I still have the first modern PC I built myself--it has gone through some cases--but is basically still intact and works great. The Imsai 8080 is long gone (built in 1979) sniff sniff...

P4 Northwood s478 on Asus P4SDX with 4 x 512 DDR400 Corsair ValueRAM running three HDDs--a u160 SCSI (15K RPM 18GB Cheetah 80in LVDSE on LSI HBA), a 7200rpm Maxtor IDE 80GB and an ancient 5400RPM IDE WD40GB. The Cheetah still kicks butt. I built that rig 6 or 7 years ago I believe...back when XP just came out...and AGP was "new" and DDR400 was "fast" LOL.
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Sounds very good especially the part about watercooling everything but the cpu. If you get quiet fans and a silent pump, you might forget it's there

Good luck with the blocks
    
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Ideally I would like to WC the entire deal except for the CPU. I might try using the Phase for a chiller too--by simply clamping a WB onto the evap head and wrapping it all in neoprene. If I use Neoprene sleeving on the supply lines I should have a decent temp without too much prep of the board.
never thought of doing that, but I can't see why it wouldn't work. Rep for the idea.
    
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