Project Christine - Modular PC

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Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:04 pm

I could see myself spending my tax-refund money on this...

http://www.razerzone.com/christine
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:57 pm

good looking HTPC.
possibly a high WAF?
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Bit bright and blingy for a HTPC. More intended for high end gaming. Each module is cooled using a mineral oil cooling system with a heat exchangers to a central water cooling system in the central column.

WAF isn't an issue, it's just another PC as far as that's concerned. Unless you are referring to the acceptance of the cost involved...
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:53 am

just watched the video. random comments:

concept
silent
may not look like this in the end
probably have engineering samples that do not look like this


i wonder how silent it will really be, especially when the gaming hots up and in summer in a room that is at 35 degrees C.


still, looks cool
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:12 am

Once you add water/liquid cooling your noise levels drop dramatically and become a lot more manageable. Ever since I added the water cooler for my CPU my PC is much quieter. The key difference is that by moving the heat away from the restricted space where it is generate to the radiator, you have a lot more room to use larger fans, and as a result don't require extremely high fan speeds which make all the noise. Slower larger fans can move just as much air through the system. A radiator also exposes a much greater surface area for cooling than even a huge heatsink on a CPU can provide, and you also mount the radiator to exhaust air directly rather than dumping it into the case and needing to be removed by *another* case fan. So as a result, fewer fans in total and larger slower quieter fans in use.

Liquid cooling for video cards is still a bit limited, by my card is one with the three fans attached to it and it hardly makes a sound. The top end CPU air coolers (which are very heavy) are about the same price as the water coolers now, so it seems like a no brainer to me.
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:29 am

i understand the principle of water cooling but have never seen it in action.
maybe on my next PC upgrade...
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:20 pm

I've got one of these on my machine now (well, the previous version of it)
http://www.mwave.com.au/product/antec-k ... er-ab52367

Works brilliantly. Completely silent and temps even when overclocking are brilliant, even on the really hot summer days (ambient air permitting). I still had the stock CPU heatsink for ages before getting that, and it's dead easy to install... just clip on. In fact, much easier to install than an actual heatsink is.
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:57 pm

i will need a new house with better insulation before i can get a water cooler. ambient air this week will be about 55 degrees in my house...

good excuse to move, perhaps...
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:51 pm

In that case water cooling will keep temps at close to ambient at least.. probably much better than air cooling alone. With those temps though you probably don't want to be in the room
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:15 am

nope- it is unpleasant. we shut down the PC and NAS today.
i guess we will need to fall back to human interaction for a few days...
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am

Or turn on the air-con?
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby DJDrDamage » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:05 am

if only we had air con everywhere in the house and not just the living room...
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Re: Project Christine - Modular PC

Postby Mort » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:07 pm

bummer. My room downstairs doesn't get the air-con either, but at least it's in a part of the house that manages to keep fairly comfortable even on really hot days.
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