Hopefully soon i can do a full on build video! And even a "mock"umentary of my craigslist escapades. i do meet alot of interesting people when buying and selling computer components
Introducing this weeks rig...The Crouton PC! (you know....cause its small)
This was an excellent budget built. Big thanks to Microcenter for supplying the Mobo, CPU, Ram, and sshd. Total cost (without OS) was $425 before tax! (root beer not included)
Not bad for a solid 1080p gamer! Im definitely in love with the size and performance of this guy. I will say though a fully modular PSU would have been very helpful when stuffing
those cables in there. I had to trim some of the cables and de-solder many of the peripheral cables to fit them all cleanly. While i had the psu open i flipped the fan direction
so the intake is on the front bottom (through psu) and exhaust shoots out the back. I hope to build another one very soon since i bought two of these cases :)
I really loved working with the Manta from NZXT. Sure its big for an itx case but it made navigating the cables through the chassis a breeze. Not to mention the fact that it comes with a fan controller that controls non-pwm fans based on output from the cpu fan header. And the light on the rear IO panel can be a real life saver!! Specs are below
With this massive cooler built into it the card doesnt see much above 65c
The cpu barely hit 60c with this haha
Fun fact! I did have to "modify" the case to house this gargantuan graphics card by removing some material from the psu shroud. With the card in there you cant really tell so it works out. Plus the shroud acts as somewhat of a support now.
This weeks rig...
they have much to do with the voltage falling and causing the light to function.
from what i understand you may need a constant +12v and the adjusted voltage from gas sending unit on the inputs of the comparator to give you the needed output
i also looked here to get a better idea of what this IC does.
worse comes to worse you can always get a arduino nano to do what you want!
Air cooling is the cheapest alternative and is safe so even if a fan fails (which definitely doesn't happen to often) heat will dissipate naturally from the heat sink. It will also be easier to catch these failures before it causes system damage. The main drawback is lack of thermal performance compared to the liquid cooling counterparts. More performance = more heat = need for more cooling capacity.
Liquid cooling cant really be beat as far as thermal performance but costs quite a bit more. If you need excellent cooling or live in constantly hot areas then liquid cooling may be a bit more appealing. Or if you are crazy about overclocking then liquid cooling is basically a requirement. Main drawbacks would be initial setup as these systems are larger and contain more components (except all-in-ones) and have higher margin for failure. Funny/sad story my corsair h110i GT pump failed literally two days ago and caused my temps to hit 92c!!! Thankfully i was able to shutdown before there was any real damage.
Cant really go wrong with good old fashioned air cooling. There are some very competitive solutions out there starting with the ever so popular Hyper 212 EVO from coolermaster. But of course with the need for performance liquid cooling will always sit at the throne. If looking into getting a liquid cooled setup start with a solid AIO setup and go from there. Frostytech.com is one of the best places for cooling component reviews and have an awesome test setup. AIO's can deliver good performance for the price. When going from there custom loops get much more expensive and harder to setup but have the best thermal performance. However not always recommended for people who havent set one up before. But hey, thats what youtube is for right? Hope this helps anybody.