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people automatically think AC to cool the computer. LOL

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lol i was watching a video of oil cooled pc, then one of my co workers comes in and is like wth is that. lol so i explain it to him.

then some how we get off on talking about water cooling and etc, and now remember these people dont' really know anything about computers.

so they're like why do you use water to cool it? then i'm trying to explain it to them, then someone else comes in and now we have a group of people talking about computer cooling, and they come to this random conclusion of, well why dont you use AC to cool the cpu, its better isn't it.

then i try to explain to them all the reason why, then another one with a degree in industrial engineering says, LOL okay why don't you put like 2 or 3 on a timer, where one runs, then when it goes on its cooling cycle, the timer turns the other one on, then when that cools, the 3rd one comes on while other two cool, then keep it in rotation.

lol now im sitting here talking with a group of people, one has a masters and working on a phd in electrical engineering, and the other has a bs in industrial engineering, so they're thinking practical ideas, lol.

so they idea is use 2 or 3 ac units, and keeping them in rotation will work. LOL.

anyways, the point is that AND

people, even people that don't overclock or water cool, automatically start thinking use the AC to cool it. haha
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Yea, well what do you expect. It seems logical to a person who knows nothing about computers.

I mean, if your grandma came up to you and was talking about knitting and she was all like "sonny, you must knit one and pearl two!" You would be like "why the heck can't I knit all 3, woman".
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Then the boss comes in and they all scatter like roaches and regroup somewhere else ...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rageaholic View Post
I mean, if your grandma came up to you and was talking about knitting and she was all like "sonny, you must knit one and pearl two!" You would be like "why the heck can't I knit all 3, woman".
ROTFL!!!!!

I do not understand a word he just said! what are pearls...?
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Ask the engineers to think about efficency a bit. Air as medium vs direct contact....
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by MADMAXX :
Then the boss comes in and they all scatter like roaches and regroup somewhere else ...
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
lol man lol!!!
    
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Quote:
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Ask the engineers to think about efficency a bit. Air as medium vs direct contact....
They are not thinking about efficiency because they are electrical and industrail engineers... not MECHANICAL engineers, who by trade design HVAC systems.
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lol, haha. sigh

we are electrical engineers, well atleast most of us that work here. (the electric utility business)

but excluding efficiency and etc, lets just say,

does anyone see why the 3 ac units on timers would not work?

lol and no i am not defending the ac people, im just looking at it from an engineering perspective. i have no intentions of using an AC to cool my cpu.
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post #9 of 13
I think they are just trying to one up you.
"Why use water when you could just use 3 AC units, ahahahha" - good one chazz - thanks vince.

you could, feasibly use three ACs but that is really not more simple than water or even a phase unit.

Maybe these people that don't know about computers are thinking the entire case needs to be cooled and don't realize that it's most efficient to cool just the heat producers directly and that not everything operates better cold.

Wish my boss was in today. He is an inventor and all we deal with is heat transfer. We keep steel at 3800 degrees!!!
    
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When my dad first saw my Big Typhoon he assumed it was a supercharger. Gear-head , lol.
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