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Son Goku
07-26-04, 06:42 AM
The above listed water cooling thread reminded me. I knew I saw this somewhere...

http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=384992

I decided this weekend to try and quiten my PC by following some other members lead and going down the water cooling road. The fans on my PC were really starting to drive me mad :mad:

The first thing that I did was to remove all the fans. The one on the processor and graphics card were no problem but the one in the power unit was a bugger to get out.

The most difficult part was sealing all the ventilitation openings in the PC case with silicon. I also put silicon all around the joints on the PC case. The smell of silicon was dreadful but when my wife complained I told her to be patent as it will be worth it when we have a completely silent PC.

Because I had completely sealed the PC case the only opening near top was the DVD drive. So I opened that and put the small hose I had purchased specially for the job into the DVD drive as far as it would go. With what I can only describe as great excitement and anticipation, I turned on the water. It really is amazing just how long it took before the case was complete full, and boy was it heavy. That didn't really bother me as I didn't intend to be moving the PC anyway.

The big moment had arrived so I called in my wife and mother in law (who was visiting) and I announced "prepare to hear nothing!" and flicked the switch on the socket on the wall.

Before I could even press the power button on front of the PC, with a loud bang, the whole place was plunged into darkness

I knew that it was only the tripswitch so I told my onlookers not to panic and I ran out to the hall to turn the trip switch back on. But can u believe it, it wouldn't stay on. After five attempts I decided to try unplugging the PC and would you believe...yes the trip switch stayed on. My conclusion: the PC must have in some way been causing the problem.

After about an hour of tries I finally decided to abandon the whole idea of water cooling and emptied the water out of the PC, put back in the fans (except the fan in the power unit, I had broken that one getting it out) and tried the pc AGAIN. IT STILL CAUSED THE TRIP SWTICH TO BLOW!

My PC is completely shagged thanks to stupid suggestions that I got on this forum. What the hell am I going to do now. I spent two hours last night with a hair drier inside the PC case and it still trips the switch. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Any suggestions greatly appreciated

Conor :mad:

Though he latter stated it was a joke (and had previously been stated that after thousands of peeps called him an idiot he might have been trying to save face...really unknown either way)

/me nominates Conor (if true) for the Darwin award :D

Riptide
07-26-04, 08:57 AM
If that was no joke he should never, ever touch another computer again. :D

UDawg
07-26-04, 07:53 PM
That is total bull. I stopped reading after the silicone part. The author was making it up as they went along. I don't see how any one could believe that?

Son Goku
07-26-04, 10:06 PM
Well the thing is, there are enough peeps who become stupid when sitting in front of a computer (and I chose to state it that way, as I know some peeps who are rather intelligent away from it :D ); one would almost have to be giving support to know how dumb it can get :D

Even away from the computer though, there was this one person who went into a travel agency and asked for a map to old Indian ruins. They came back the next day and complained all the ruins were falling apart. Then they proceeded to ask the travel agent if they knew of any new ruins, that looked better :D

-=DVS=-
07-26-04, 10:37 PM
wow a (newb) :lol2:

Son Goku
07-26-04, 11:58 PM
BTW, peeps might get a kick outa some of the replies like this one:

Absolutely superb, I don't know which was funnier Comers account or the number of replies that said this is a joke isn't it!!!

:D

Personally Comer rather than just going for the water cooling I think you should had powered you PC by natural gas too. You could take one of the 1 inch diameter pipes someone else mentioned and shoved it up the a** of the nearest cow. We do have quite a few in the emerald isle.

Comer if you are a city dweller without access to cows, cats and dogs will do the same job although, you may need to set us as many as twenty of these in parallel as they just dont produce much gas. Feeding them a diet of Beans and cabbage does help considerably!

There was also one where someone suggested someone put their wife on a treadmill (if she doesn't leave him after hearing this) and power his computer by peddle power :D

Githss
07-27-04, 12:55 PM
The above listed water cooling thread reminded me. I knew I saw this somewhere...

http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=384992



Though he latter stated it was a joke (and had previously been stated that after thousands of peeps called him an idiot he might have been trying to save face...really unknown either way)

/me nominates Conor (if true) for the Darwin award :D


Wow, that was not a good thing. You would see smoke coming out of his computer if it was drawing so much power that it would trip a breaker.