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Old March 24, 2009, 06:19 PM
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The systems functionality is as such:
- The main system is a power house under water.
- The secondary system is a watercooled Pico-ITX board attached to the 7" touch screen LCD on the front.
- The third system an an AMD Geode based embedded Linux system that runs a modified version of pfSense. This system acts as a router, a firewall, and the entire systems wi-fi card.
- The 'fourth' system -if you could call it that- is an Arduino control board that will run a circuit that will control the 100 white LEDs and the 12 BlinkM RGB LEDs

The main board and the Pico are the primary systems and they are networked though the firewall.

The Pico's duty:
run the 7" LCD w/ custom built front end control system
control the AquaComputer hardware and regulate/control the entire watercooling system.
control the fans
act as a media server to play my music through/from my home network
lastly it will control the Lights though the Arduino board.

The Alix 2c3 router's duty:
Protect the system with a firewall
Network the system
Act as the WiFi card for the main board and the Pico
Lastly it's just too cool not to have

The idea here is to have secondary systems that run the critical functions for the main rig. The goal was to produce a small symbiotic package - several systems relying on each other acting a whole. The result will yield a fully automated and controlled watercooling system and a custom front end to control it with -that also acts as a jukebox- and no added system load on the primary rig keeping things nice and zippy.

I will be using the system for several tasks - most of which can be performed with the aid of Cuda - hence the reason why I chose the Phenom over an Intel chip. Most of my work is done with raw GPU power these days and the CPU is sort-of an afterthought... but I'm still getting me a Phenom II upon their release.
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Old March 24, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Old March 24, 2009, 09:57 PM
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that is insane
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Old March 25, 2009, 06:01 PM
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There's a lot of guys like me that can build a system, OC the tish out of it, sleeve cables, manage wires and build clean looking rigs... you sir, are one of the few that have real vision and ability to execute one-of-a-kind builds that make guys like me jealous.

Fantastic work, simply fantastic.
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Old April 1, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Teaser pics:

EMI shielding that was actually made for shielding the U.S. Presidential helicopter. The sheet in the images below is some of the remaining cutouts - the rest of it is inside the 'dashboard' protecting the radios and other instruments.
I will be using some of the 'scrap pieces' to shield my sound card, SSDs, and my ZenHead portable amp (lol).





Excuse the crappy images, my point and shoot isn't good in... well... any light.
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Old April 1, 2009, 09:37 AM
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I don't even want to ask how the hell you got a hold of that!
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No kidding, do you know someone in the secret service .
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rofl^
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Old April 2, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Hey guys. I'm a member of bar-none the most over-the-top watercooling forums on the planet. RealRedRaider.com
Like a geeky Jehovah's Witness I'm here to conscript.

For the past several months myself and about 200 of the top minds in watercooling from around the globe have been posting discussing and sharing our knowledge. I've learned so much from the few over there - it's unreal.
My intention is not to pull anyone away form this great community here at HWC, I'm just inviting you all to come and check it out, (admittedly I do have a darker purpose but I'll get to that below)

The time has now come to branch out and seek new posters.
We are gearing ourselves to be the best 1-stop shop for watercooling on the web.

I cannot express to you all enough to what an extreme degree the enthusiasts over at RRR take the hobby of watercooling. No-where else is there a community of specialist so keen to help and share, (and of course give each other a hard time along the way).


We've decided to hold a recruitment competition - one that I plan on winning =). The one to pull in the most recruits is set to win a $100 gift card for Sidewinder Computers - Supplier of High Quality PC Modding and Cooling parts


Check it out, sign up, start posting and tell them LANGER sent you:
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Old April 4, 2009, 08:27 PM
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My portable headphone amp has arrived. It's a Decware ZenHead kit.

I can't wait to get this baby put together... I hope to make my own carbon case for it this week.

Here it is... sort-of



If you'll excuse me I have a date with my soldering iron.


[later that day]
Progress + Caveat:

First the Progress





The the Caveat:
Bloody Decware forgot to pack 3x10k resistors!
Ahhh, but as chance has it I have a collection of resistors.
However chance is a real son-of-a-gun - my 10k drawer is empty.
Message sent to Decware requesting expedited replacements - but I'll just take a trip to the hobby shop tomorrow.
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