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A History of Insanity!

Posted 06-28-2009 at 06:30 PM by Shingoshi

I'm going to list a few links showing two of my projects. One of them is completed. The second is just in the beginning stages.

This is the project in which I installed my first liquid-cooled system. You'll notice in this project I had special interest in reaching the coldest temperatures possible. I had been doing research into the use of hybrid systems, combining phase-change and heat-transfer fluid designs. These designs are now being reconsidered in my second project.

In this project I am now planning the build of a completely self-contained cluster in a box. I got this idea about a year ago, to build a system inside of a Pelican 1780 Transport case. They're the same cases that were frequently seen on the TV show, Stargate SG1. They were most often used for weapons transport. So you'll understand now the title of my project: "Are you ready for Stargate Command?

All of this is directed to the goal of having a build and computational cluster operating nonstop. This is the reason for concern about extreme cooling techniques. The stability of the system should be greatly assured by doing so.

Originally I investigated liquid-cooling for my Tyan S3992 running inside of a Chenbro SR109 case. The case fans were simply too loud to endure. So liquid-cooling came up. After seeing a liquid-cooled system running in my veterinarian's office (her husband DarthBeavis is well know on the internet for his extreme cooling ventures and records), and witnessing firsthand just how quiet the system was, I was convinced to do the same.

I began communicating with the TeamNexgen group and initiated my build. It is documented in the first project. I am now seeking the advice of others as well. Here's an example of someone else ( who has built a liquid-cooled system using the same (Tyan S4989) board as I intend to use.

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