August 08, 2005

Compy is up and running

     So with the recent downtime due to overheating, I went all out with my computer. It now has a total of three fans (four including the power supply), and a pure copper heatsink that's enormous and was a pain in the ass to install. Anyway, here are some shots of the new monster:

The machine in its entirety.

Here's just a shot of the heatsink from the side. Basically this unit (for those of you who aren't so computer inclined) is designed to dissipate the heat produced while processing data.

For the purpose of showing you just how damn big this thing is, here is the same shot with my hand in it.

And, as with any new fancy heatsink/extreme overclocking piece, it now glows this eerie blue whenever it's on.

     Anyway, the whole unit now cools at about 44 degrees celcius. The drives also (with two more monster fan installed right next to them) now keep at much more resonable temps. The system has now dropped to 26 degrees which is good enough for me. And since I robbed mitch of both the fans, they were free, and the heatsink only ran me $50 (which isn't too bad at all), I now have a system that runs decently.

Oh right, and it's now my birthday! Hooray!

Posted by Kickmyassman at August 8, 2005 01:41 AM

Hi, Kit--Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you had a great day!

Posted by: Sara at August 8, 2005 09:38 PM

Happy birthday Kit, the one born on 8/8/88 at 8 pounds 8 oz.

Posted by: Cavalkaf at August 9, 2005 02:08 PM
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