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Old 04-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #16
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I want to put a mini bar in my case
Problem with that idea is it would only be suitable for red wine, port, saki and brandy/cognac. Anything else it would be too warm for and the red wine would need to be drunk within a week or so.
Well, unless you made a large beer/wine cooler into a PC case -- that could be good but I imagine the electricity bills would be high if you wanted to keep the temperature low.
 
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It was a joke...HA HA HA
 
Old 04-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #18
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It was a joke...HA HA HA
I didn't think you were completely serious but I am now wondering whether I could source a cheap glass-fronted fridge to try to make into a case -- might be the only way to get my damn AMD CPU to stop overheating.
Otherwise building a PC into one of those globe bars would be pretty cool and arch-villain-esque.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:25 PM   #19
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I didn't think you were completely serious but I am now wondering whether I could source a cheap glass-fronted fridge to try to make into a case -- might be the only way to get my damn AMD CPU to stop overheating.
You would find that the amount of heat that a typical refrigerator can pump out is very limited. A single 60W lamp left constantly ON will prevent the interior from getting much below room temperature. I've seen refrigerators declared "dead" when the only problem was that the door switch wasn't turning off the light. The power from a typical PC would totally overwhelm the heat pump.
 
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I want to put a mini bar in my case
lol
 
Old 04-30-2013, 03:19 AM   #21
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You would find that the amount of heat that a typical refrigerator can pump out is very limited. A single 60W lamp left constantly ON will prevent the interior from getting much below room temperature. I've seen refrigerators declared "dead" when the only problem was that the door switch wasn't turning off the light. The power from a typical PC would totally overwhelm the heat pump.
You're right of course -- I didn't think it through. Darn shame though.
 
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I was reconnecting a device inside my own case, and thought of an idea. Have you ever seen a lamp inside a computer case, one suited to illuminating the case when needed?
Yes, tons of times over the years.

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This kit includes everything you need for a complete lighting solution. We include a Molex connector with power splitter, boxed inverter, and 2 acrylic encased cold cathodes.
http://www.xoxide.com/dual-white-cold-cathode-kit.html

But dont buy one so you can work inside the case with the power on, or even pluged in IMO, its too risky.

Yes, there are some conenctors that are at least in theory always 'hot swapable'. Its still not worth the risk.

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I didn't think you were completely serious but I am now wondering whether I could source a cheap glass-fronted fridge to try to make into a case -- might be the only way to get my damn AMD CPU to stop overheating.
Shouldnt need anything that extreme. But if you really want to and have lots of oney there is (or was anyway) this-

http://www.trustedreviews.com/Asetek...ipheral_review

Or you can DYI something similar yourself, look up 'phase change cooling'.

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might be the only way to get my damn AMD CPU to stop overheating.
If you have such a problem you should open a thread about it, maybe we can help.
 
Old 06-23-2013, 06:17 AM   #24
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If you have such a problem you should open a thread about it, maybe we can help.
When I can afford a new CPU cooler I'll likely ask for advice here -- until then I'm just avoiding loading the CPU enough to make it overheat (I've already changed the thermal paste to negligible effect).
 
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I have had to use flashlights and such for decades. Very difficult to do this stuff in low light or less than ideal light.

I have seen the guys at work use all sorts of things from small to huge. I do know they make small florescent bars and led strips that may be useful.

One guy bought this, http://www.ebay.com/itm/181071879045?hlp=false&var= Not bad.
 
  


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