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by dukeofthomas
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HP DC7100 - very quiet standard PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Well said rp. There was a time when I really disliked some 'big name' PCs precisely because they had custom cases and were hard to upgrade, etc. but the DC7100 is quite amazingly quiet, mine is about two feet from my head, on top of my desk, and it's audible but very quiet indeed, which I wasn't exp...
by dukeofthomas
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Large container of water for heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

I'd never want to move my PC, I expect most people are the same. If anybody here currently has a watercooled system, could you try to experiment with something like this? Just a big container of water would do fine, say 25 litres or so, which could be next to your PC if you want. I'd be very interes...
by dukeofthomas
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HP DC7100 - very quiet standard PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

That's uncalled for. I have to confess I didn't actually understand what he was on about! Ignoring everything else, the DC7100 sports a Prescott-series processor, and cooling that quietly is not something to be dismissed at once. dukeofthomas, thanks for the information, and enjoy the machine. Can ...
by dukeofthomas
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HP DC7100 - very quiet standard PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

HP DC7100 - very quiet standard PC

Hi guys, just thought I'd share this with those of you who are looking to buy a new PC and want a very quiet one off the shelf. I bought a HP Compaq DC7100 from Ebay second hand for £140 a few months ago, and was amazed at how quiet it is. I currently have it on top of my desk as a second PC, but w...
by dukeofthomas
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Large container of water for heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Large container of water for heatsink

Hi all, I've been reading about water cooling and looked at some of you guys' setups here, and I particularly like the one that was using a household radiator for passive water cooling. Would it be possible to put two water pipes through a hole in the wall to the outside, then have a large container...