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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Abaddon, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Imperialmajesty

    Imperialmajesty Emperor

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    ... what are your computer specs?
     
  2. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    Well, one thing I didnt figure in with the FoldBeast was how hot the PSU would run. Im hoping that I didnt damage it, but it did get over 100C at one point ( water boiled on it )
    Looks like ghetto case is no go. Not enough airflow for the PSU.
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    With that being said, while I can run the thing open case, I dont have room to do that for too much longer and am looking for a pretty cheap case on which I can mount a bunch of 120mm fans to cool it. So far, ive come up with the CM 690 which I can get for 75$ refurb, or 81$ new from Amazon. Ill probly need to pick up quite a few more case fans too to stick in there ( 140mm's might have been a bad idea, oh well). Are there any other suggestions? It doesnt need to look pretty, just have damned good airflow.
     
  3. Imperialmajesty

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    Kinda unrelated, but my friend is working on a computer in a fridge, with the computer tower encased and sealed in plastic so condensation isn't a factor. Haven't heard from him in awhile,
     
  4. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    Haha, the only problem with that -- I dont have a spare fridge. Sticking 90C parts in a fridge also wont do good things to it. Hell, we overheated our fridge with not much. 90C would have stressed it way too much.
     
  5. IglooDude

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    100C for the PSU? I never even checked its temp. :blush:
    But as for cases, I was taking a look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010 I don't know that it would help cool the PSU much, though.

    He's probably trapped in the fridge. :lol: Seriously, it's not a good idea - refridgerators are tuned to cooling off little things and not maintaining cold temps while having a constant heat source inside them. If you really really want to have a really hot PC cooled, I'd suggest water-cooling (there's several commercial sources out there) or buy one of those little 5000BTU window AC units and duct the cool air from it directly into the PC case.
     
  6. Abaddon

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    or drop your computer into silicon water...
     
  7. Genocidicbunny

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    Any case that gets good airflow would do. The problem with mine, its so directed to the GPU's that the CPU, while it stays cool, has nowhere to dump out the heat. The PSU then, cus it has a fan on the bottom is sucking out the CPU's hot air, which doesnt do it much good.
    I was also looking at that case, but at 100$ + shipping it aint cheap.
     
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    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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  9. Genocidicbunny

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    Already got a fan. PLus I wanna move this thing somewhere else. My room already gets enough heat as is with only my desktop folding.
     
  10. IglooDude

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    Ah, so something more like this:

     
  11. Imperialmajesty

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    It wasn't a normal fridge, it was a walk in fridge. What, you thought I was talking about a normal fridge, lmao?
     
  12. Genocidicbunny

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    That looks a little....wow. On second thought, I think that would work.
     
  13. Perfection

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    Umm, it's black it's a laptop, I think it has some RAMS in it...
     
  14. Imperialmajesty

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    How old is it? :lol:
     
  15. Genocidicbunny

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    Too hot to fold on Desktop, going to FoldBeast only for a few days until the heat wave passes. Probly gonna make my ppd drop to around 15k
     
  16. Izipo

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    Hmm, a new thread...

    I haven't read the last four pages, but I was wondering wth happened to our top 3 folders, they're all at 2k ppd instead of their usual 10k+ range.

    The team users list sure looks weird now.
     
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    My graphics card (ATI Radeon HD3870) heats up to 81 degrees when I fold. I stopped F@H, or is 81 degrees entirely safe for a graphics card?
     
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    My Nvidia is chugging along at 81°. Entirely safe? No, but what is?
     
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    I just wanted to know if that temperature is normal or it's the temperature at which you're frying your GPU.
     
  20. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    1) what's a GPU?
    2) If i leave my computer on all night, will it run using basically all available processing? (I want it to do that)
     

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