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by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Zero footprint PC, Cybernet ZPC 9000
Replies: 4
Views: 5137

Zero footprint PC, Cybernet ZPC 9000

I didn't know where to post this, but I think we could easily call this SFF.

http://cybernetman.com/default.cfm?DocId=602

Well, it's just as big as a keyboard.

It's not a power monster, but I think for casual web surfing and text editing, it should be enough.
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: IBM uses glue to cool chips
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

IBM uses glue to cool chips

The technique, developed by a team of scientists at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in cooperation with Momentive Performance Materials, formerly GE Advanced Materials, overcomes a barrier in chip cooling by improving the application of the "glue" that binds chips to their cooling systems. The n...
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1633003

Cafe del Mar - Volume 9
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard northbridge reaches 120c (!) and dies
Replies: 42
Views: 47817

Sorry for bumping an old thread, but it had to be done. wumpus, I'm planning to buy exactly the same NB cooler, but according to the Thermalright website, the cooler is not compatible with P5B Deluxe. So, I'm not sure whether I should order it or not. So, how did you manage to install it? Did you ha...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Home Made North Bridge Heat Sink
Replies: 8
Views: 3768

Thanks for the link. Yes, it looks like a very decent job and easy to do as well. Generally speaking, do longer prongs yield better cooling performance? I remember reading a review about HDD cooling on the main page, where the author cut two 7.5" Al profiles and attached them on the sides of a HDD a...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows installer and updater problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cutting down a Ninja ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

If you have the patience to wait for a short while, Scythe announced the Ninja Mini at Cebit.

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4794
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 63424

JazzJackRabbit wrote:
Willy Higinbotham wrote: Nice mod. This is exactly what I want to do, once I get my case.

I have a question though. How's the bracked attached to the case? Screws? Rivets?
Rivets.
Thanks.

Nice build on the main rig. I like the air duct idea.
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 63424

I modded my 180 to take a fan in the front of the lower bay. I didn't have to remove the whole bracket, so my lower HD cage still screws into place, and my fan isn't wedged tight up against the lower HD cage, either. http://picasaweb.google.com/Kremmit/P180LowerChamberMods I actually ended up not u...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet "Bleeding Edge" PC? Need Advice on Cooling
Replies: 16
Views: 9371

I'll have a question regarding the duct made by Chris Thompson.

When building the duct, would it do any good/bad if he had closed the top of the heatsink? (Practically covering the whole heatsink?)
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?
Replies: 19
Views: 10147

Hey, thanks for the reply. Yes, I know that this is Silent PC here, maybe I'm trying to prove that with 7 fans you can still have a quite PC ;) Anyway, I was planning to go with the Thermalright Ultra-120 HSF, I know that it can be used passive as well, but I'll decide that after setting the system ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?
Replies: 19
Views: 10147

What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?

Hello Everyone, Well, I might be a little bit older than the average here and I'll be honest that I didn't open the case of a computer since the 486 era (yes, I'm that 'old :D). But times are changing and I have more fun at tweaking and DIY'ing things than I used to do. I'm planning my next computer...