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- Wednesday, February 4th, 2004 Like Share






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CleavesF Feb 5, 04
a bit expensive for a piece of plastic.

For the less money (~$15) I'd rather get those "tube" overclocking kits. I'm sure you'd get similar results, if not better, you also get multiple configurations with that one in a set.

Either intake from the back, side, or front. With everything else as an exhaust.

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toucs Feb 5, 04
With fairness, I checked the Website, the Chill Vent is $19 without the fans which they charge $10 for three of them is not bad.

The tube thing makes a PC more like a laundry room, and without much of tooling to speak of. Speaking of the tube thing, I saw them came out of Korea with a name like "Dong" and months later I saw another similar product called Sunbeam that came from Taiwan. I may give it a try with my stock cooler.
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toucs Feb 5, 04
Oh, one more thing as I've just checked Directron.com on the tube overclock kit.

Either the case intake has to be given up to feed the CPU, or the case exhaust is given for intake to the CPU. I think it will degrade case ventilation specially with the newer processor, graphic card and higher speed hard drive where case ventilation is a necessity. To have a cooler CPU and hotter hard drive, is not a choice in my book.

I can't justify a $300 graphic card so the >60 watts equivalent heat is not yet my concern.
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The Real KILLJOY Feb 5, 04
Looks like the cooling arrangement used in a lot of Dells from the last two or three years.
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Redemption Feb 5, 04
Hey Cleaves, what kind of Tube kit are you referring to?

quote The Real KILLJOY
Looks like the cooling arrangement used in a lot of Dells from the last two or three years.
Yeah even more than a year ago some of the Dell extreme systems had really fancy looking cooling arrangements. I sort of wish some of those things made it into the regular market - right now it seems like only the hardcore/tweaker market can really take advantage of stuff like that, and possibly only if they build something custom or using individual parts.
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toucs Feb 6, 04
Dell is using a proprietary heatsink and mounting. The big case fan is the only fan used, there is no fan on the heatsink. The fan with the green color cover draws air from the air sink and exhaust out of the case. In another word, you cannot even change to aftermarket HSF.

My last encounter with Dell P4 2.53 would run around 63C with temp probe since there is no temp sensor on Dell machine. No MBM5, No Sandra or any software would report any temp. This way, no one could complain.

I like to see more people buying the new XPS game machine for about $3400 (decently loaded), no overclocking allowed, and see how many people enjoy the green cover.

Hummm, I think I'd better go for a drink instead.
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Alpha Feb 8, 04
hmm as cleeves said, expensive piece of plastic
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CleavesF Feb 9, 04
http://store.yahoo.com/extremepcgear/ockit.html

there it is... the Tube OC kit. 15 bucks.
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toucs Feb 9, 04
This thing was mentioned in one of reviews from Koolsolutions website:

uberhardware.net

http://www.uberhardware.net/index.php?page=documents&type=review&id=11&pid=1

They could be found at Directron.com for $16.99

http://www.directron.com/sunbeamock.html

Friend got one, and after installing it the system temp went up 8 C and CPU after 30 minutes of Prime went higher.

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Alpha Feb 9, 04
so it has increased the temp? wierd
anyway, not really worth it for what that does you may aswell buy a water cooling kit
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Redemption Feb 9, 04
Cleaves that kit looks like something I can build for half the price by visint Home Depot .
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toucs Feb 9, 04
The temps increase after 20-30 minutes because of poor case ventilation as either the intake or exhaust case fans is compromised. As the reviewer said that he had seen similar Chill Vent in office business setting in server while maintaining the necessary case ventilation.

Water cooling? I have yet seen a commercial rig that will water cool 100 PC in the office, have you?

Water cooling is for fun .... when you must depend on your computers for business .... you may not think the same. Besides, there are many water-cooling rigs fall behind a good air cooling setup with noise in mind.
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Alpha Feb 9, 04
LOL
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toucs Feb 9, 04
All man made things are built by man. Man invented tools before they make/build things.

I have "built" a fan duct long before Homedepot came about. And, it costed me more. A sheet of plexi cost $7.99, special adhesive for plexi costs $12.99, saw blade that lessen the burning of plexi during cutting costs $5.99. Talk is cheap.....

Please build one and report back here. You'll earn some respect. Otherwise .... you don't sound like someone with any tool in your garage or workbench.
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