[Herts] Using server components in a cooling tower

Malcolm Smith lists at thesmith.org.uk
Fri May 14 18:05:14 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 07:12:26AM +0100, David Honour wrote:
> It's looking like I'm gonna have to make my own case, since passive
> cooling eatx towers don't seem to exist. Is there any advice anyone can
> give me about this?

This was an inspired design from 2004, years ahead of its time - £675:

Zalman TNN500

I know of nothing good since. If portability is not an issue, you
could maybe get an old radiator and weld heat pipes to it.

You really need to ask folk at specialist case-modding/cooling
forums like SilentPCReview.com, as I doubt readers of this list
do this kind of thing that often. They love it in there:


All I could think of was the amazing cooling tower scene from Terry
Gilliam's awesome movie Brazil (which incidentally is on at 6pm on
Friday 2010-06-11 at The Barbican Cinema in London).

  The Information Retrieval torture chamber where Sam is interrogated
  was shot in a cooling tower at a power station in South London.
  The stunt men who rescue Sam during his interrogation had to descend
  a distance of 170 feet to 9-inch wide metal spines 40 feet above the
  ground for Sam's escape scene.

Here's the only (poor) image I could find online - watch the film!


Sorry I failed to make it to last night's meeting. I was all set to
leave but some dark force prevented me... :(

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