[Nottingham] Water cooled CPUs - worthwhile?

Jim Moore jmthelostpacket at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 22 11:16:51 UTC 2009

I'd go with the Spinpoint drives - they're whisper quiet and don't get
warm enough to trip a thermocouple. They're pretty quick as well,
which I'd guess might be a factor somewhere along the line...

On 8/22/09, Iain Lennon <ril at doctors.org.uk> wrote:
> On Friday 21 Aug 2009, Jim Moore wrote:
>> Iain: you might find the vibration is either in the PSU (fan) or in
>> the hard drive (platters being offbalance - it happens and can result
>> in huge amounts of heat being generated - most of my Maxtor drives
>> have this problem and it's all down to the cheap platters causing the
>> entire unit to "bounce" and me having to use active cooling on them to
>> stop them literally cooking themselves).
> The hard drives are mounted on rubber blocks in the 5 1/4 bays, but I have a
> feeling it is them. Still, they're nearly full, and due a change soon, and
> will be picking very carefully!
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