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The title, 12 feet under, makes me think of an interesting experiment. Someone bury a computer in the ground, turned on, and see how long it runs til it dies. Do it in the summertime to make things more interesting.
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The title, 12 feet under, makes me think of an interesting experiment. Someone bury a computer in the ground, turned on, and see how long it runs til it dies. Do it in the summertime to make things more interesting.
I think permafrost would work better
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First off, here are 100 half-sized photos of the dig.

http://picasaweb.google.com/11578270...opInstallation
You sir, have a lot of money.
    
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The title, 12 feet under, makes me think of an interesting experiment. Someone bury a computer in the ground, turned on, and see how long it runs til it dies. Do it in the summertime to make things more interesting.
One would presume that the lack of airflow would kill it.
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One would presume that the lack of airflow would kill it.
One might presume that, but then again, cold hard earth might soak up enough of the heat that it'd survive without a problem at idle. The fans would still act to stir up the air inside the case, and the case itself would act as the heat spreader to the earth outside...

I have a 900mhz Athlon XP I might just try this with, just for the heck of it.
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But say you have an exhaust fan and the back of the case is right up against the soil, the fan will die because it has nowhere to exhaust the air in the case.
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But say you have an exhaust fan and the back of the case is right up against the soil, the fan will die because it has nowhere to exhaust the air in the case.
Put a fan face down on your desk, and power it on. Tell me when it dies.

I wasn't thinking the exhaust fan would contribute much to the cooling effort (although I'd still say that any extra moving air would be a good thing in the situation). I was thinking more about the CPU fan, and how that would keep air moving around in the case, and touching the inside sides of the case, and help keep things cool. I have no idea if that sort of passive cooling would be sufficient, but it would certainly make for an interesting experiment.
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if the loop cant handel ur server room i can sell ya the chiller V1.0 that thing will take any I7-30c on water or u can chill a big rez to slightly below ambient like Naja and cool all ur servers but the monster chiller will draw close to 500W h if its runing non stop

but ur loop should take almost anything u throw at it

another idea for ppl wanting to try this but dont have a bigg AS5 digger laying around is go into ur basement cut the cement with a diamond grinder blade the cuts should be about 6" apart then 2 ft over make another 2 cuts 6" apart then conect the 2 6" chanels at one end rent a hilti 500 chipper alltho a 900 would make it fastrer bash out the 6"midels so u have a 6" trench going in a U take out the rubel dig down about a foot with a small spade lay ur pipe buy some mix at home depot fill the trench and enjoy cause ur basement will be alredy atleast 4 ft down so all u have to do is beat out a part of the slab and repoure it and dont be scared the slabs in basements are usualy 4" thik max unless someone orderd to much mix and u dont want to make the cuts near any wals or poast cause they will have footings that are about 12" thik with rebar
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Put a fan face down on your desk, and power it on. Tell me when it dies.


I'll get back to you.
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I'll get back to you.
Duke Nukem Forever will be released before that fan dies.
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