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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part IV

Previous: Introduction, Part I, II, and III I used the time between the order and the time I picked up the overnight shipment at my local FedEx Office to make sure I had everything I needed. One thing I made sure to pick up was a pair of 8″ needle-nose pliers. What for? To double […]

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Kraken G10

Let’s have a look at the NZXT Kraken G10. Graphics card: PNY GTX 770 4GB OC Cooling solution: ThermalTake Water 2.0 Performer You’ll likely recognize the cooling solution if you’ve read my article introducing the water cooling loop that I built out in my wife’s computer, as it’s the one that came straight from her […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part III

Previous: Introduction, Part I and Part II Ah Saturday. It’s typically my day for getting stuff done as my wife sleeps off her overnight shift at work. And that day’s errands started with a trip to Home Depot and Microcenter. At Home Depot, I bought the M3 screws I needed to mount the radiator to […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part II

Previous: Introduction and Part I Let’s continue where I left off, with mounting the water block to the CPU. After this point, I mounted the mainboard back into the case and turned my attention to the radiator and mounting the Corsair SP120 fans to it. The fans come with three rings: red, blue and white. […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part I

Previous: Introduction Before constructing a loop, it’s typically recommended to rinse out all of the components you will be using – the water blocks, radiators, pump and reservoir – with distilled water. While it’s good to rinse out everything, it’s only necessary to rinse out the radiators. And if you Google around, you’ll find a […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Introduction

After tons of research and drooling over water-cooled builds I’d seen on YouTube, I came up with the bright idea to build a full custom water cooling loop in my wife’s computer. Part of the concern is the fact the graphics cards she was running (details below on initial setup) ran hotter than I was […]

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It’s the learning curve, Jack

Jack Wallen on TechRepublic is a major open source zealot, and like other Linux zealots, he’s been predicting the "downfall of Microsoft" for years, thinking that any release now, Linux (in particular Ubuntu Linux) will overtake Windows on the desktop. So what’s his recent gripe? The "language of Linux": Honestly, the language of Linux doesn’t […]

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Cooling off a Pi so it won’t crash

Like many geeks out there, I’ve got a Raspberry Pi board. And it has been a pain in the ass to keep stable. Like a lot of people out there, I had the intent of using it as a cheap media center using one of the various XBMC distributions available. I want to get another […]

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This won’t scale

I’m a software engineer. One concept that constantly comes up in software engineering is "scaling". We have to make sure any systems we write are going to be functional over the long term with large amounts of data. How large? Try to imagine how much data a hospital in a major metropolitan area could accumulate […]

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People just don’t understand technology

I really love how people broadcast their own vision of the future because it really shows how naïve some people can really be – “the technology I use is what the next generation will be primarily using” is pretty much the sentiment. And not failing in this regard is Avram Piltch’s article in Laptopmag.com called […]

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