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What are the shipping rates like from the US?

Wouldn't have a clue, but I'd be happy to pay for the shipping, as I imagine it wouldn't be too extreme. Main things I was thinking of replacing was the radiator and the pump, waterblock seems to be holding up fine biggrin.gif
post #3182 of 7176
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I am going to try this with an older rig just to see if the condensation would be an Issue. If not, beer mini fridge PC in the works !

When in doubt, spray paint it. With a coat of paint I can spill drinks on my mobo all day long. thumb.gif
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When in doubt, spray paint it. With a coat of paint I can spill drinks on my mobo all day long. thumb.gif
Just don't use metallic flake right lol ?
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post #3184 of 7176
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Just don't use metallic flake right lol ?


This^ lolz.

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post #3185 of 7176
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I'm browsing through the thread but there are so many posts. It reminded me of this site from way back in the day. If no one has posted it yet I'll be surprised:




http://totl.net/Eunuch/index.html

LOL, this is wrong on so many levels!

I mean, if doing this, should use Strongbow or Lambrini or White Lightning (Woodchuck Draft Cider for the yanks) to complete the picture smile.gif
post #3186 of 7176
I found something on an old backup CD...
What you see here

looks inconspicuous enough

... and can actually be opened.. but what might that be

Well...There's fans on the backside

And some sort of box on the inside...


You might have guessed it.. (Click to show)
It is (or rather was) a TEC powered mini fridge biggrin.gif
Back in the days I got fed up with lukewarm coke on lan parties and decided to do something about it. A 1L bottle of coke fit inside, maybe even 1.5L. Finding a PSU that could dish out the additional amps on the 12V rail for the TEC was kind of a challenge back in 2001. I think it ended up with a 550W server unit or something.
The TEC was sandwiched between two enormous heatsinks and cooled via 2 Papst high powered fans. The small holes on the sides are actually for the air exhaust. It was switchable by the flip switch on the front panel and sounded like a jet engine. The tiny fan inside is for moving the cold air around thereby optimizing the cooling performance.
Water condensation on the cold plate was sky high but some tissue laid out in the back of the case fixed that nicely.

Ah I liked that little contraption thumb.gif
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post #3187 of 7176
That is either the best or worst thing you can possibly do with a fridge. Good job, I think! thumb.gif
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post #3188 of 7176
Back then it was the killer! It also worked for food so it was pretty awesome. Today I'd probably still put coke in there but keep a bottle of rum nearby rolleyes.gif
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post #3189 of 7176
Suddenly I want an ATX full tower for an mATX system so I can stick a fridge in the bottom. There is no way this can possibly go wrong or be ineffective for a LAN rig.
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post #3190 of 7176
Is Power Mac G5 for $40 worth it?

It's PSU is broken, might not have the CPU. By the way are the CPUs on those old Macs soldered?
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