Wednesday, June 08, 2005

cool computers

Our new computer is sitting in a UPS warehouse in Illinois right now... it should be here next week. As I was speccing it out one of the crucial things I paid attention to was cooling... not so far as to go water-cooled (yet), but still choosing a combination of case and power supply and CPU fan and GPU fan that will keep the thing from locking up (or melting down) without sounding like a lawnmower.

Turns out I could have just built a case out of fans.

Or dropped the whole thing into a fishtank full of oil.

The other kind of cool, as applied to cases:

Fine woodworking
Flash Gordon