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ICaramba Miguel Castro's blog about .NET and its effect on National Security, the Eco-system, and his daughter's sleeping patterns. October 2007 Entries
The Saga of the Super Rig - part 5
Click here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 The Liquid Loop and Powering it up - yikes So you saw the surgery I performed on the video cards to attach the cooling blocks. I also talked about the CPU cooling block, the radiator, reservoir, and pump. Each of these has two barbs on it, used for in and out liquid flow. The goal here is to make a closed loop where everything gets part of the flow. Also, do not think that by ordering the loop in a certain way you are providing more cooling in one component ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:17 AM

The Saga of the Super Rig - part 4
Click here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 5 The Video Cards Besides cooling my CPU, I wanted to also cool my two NVidia 8800GTS cards (did I tell you that each has 640meg of RAM). This two I did for not only cooling efficiency for overclocking potential, but also for space savings. Check out these before and after shots of one of my video cards. The first picture is the card in its original state and second is after I removed the cooling mechanisms and attached the water coolers. This blew me away; ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:16 AM

The Saga of the Super Rig - part 3
Click here for part 1, part 2, part 4, part 5 Cooling As I described earlier, when it came to deciding which CPU to use, I chose to go with the 2.66ghz QX6700 with the idea of overclocking it. Overclocking usually requires that you take cooling very seriously so I decided to go with a liquid cooling solution. Since I am a newbie to this technology, I tool the liberty of exercising my God-given right of pestering by liberally bugging my buddy, Richard Campbell quite excessively. But seriously, Richard ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:15 AM

The Saga of the Super Rig - part 2
Click here for part 1, part 3, part 4, part 5 OK, so you probably read the horror story with the online PC builder. I figured by now you want to see the happy ending (don't get any ideas). After my refunds were processed by the PC builder from Hell, I set out to build my own rig from scratch. Coincidentally, my friend Eric Harrison turned me on to an issue of Maximum PC which has just hit the shelves. It described in detail a project that Maximum PC seems to undergo on a yearly basis called, Dream ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:13 AM

The Saga of the Super Rig - part 1
Click here for part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 For those of you who don't know, I've been wanting to build a new development workstation for quite some time now. You would think that it would be an easy task and one that would not take very long to accomplish; but you would be wrong. You see, I don't do anything the easy way. Maybe this is out of sheer ego or maybe it's that I have some real luck issues, but if the fact here is that during this process (at least at the beginning of it) I became very ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:32 AM

Great presentation by Sam Gentile
I went to the Northern New Jersey Users Group this Tuesday to see my friend Sam talk about SOA and WCF. The talk was great, the interaction with the audience was great, and the information and code samples were easy to follow. All in all, being a newbie to WCF (though not SOA), I walked away with plenty of new knowledge and that to me is a measure of a successful presentation. Thanks Sam ! His blog is at http://samgentile.com/blogs... ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:54 AM

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