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Old 06-09-06, 09:38 AM
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Project 'moaning Wife'

Well I've wanted a PC in the bedroom for a while now but the Mrs has always refused at having a pc box in the bedroom (and I must admit I quite agree).

So 'project drawer' is soon to be done.

Basically I'm going to build a watercooled PC in my sock drawer in the bedroom, it'll be nicely hidden from view and if I go passive it'll be quiet so I can carry on gaming into the small hours with no disturbance to a sleeping Wife.

Firstly I need to settle on a spec, then I'll need to convert the house to wireless, thirdly I'll need to build it.

Building starts next week

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Old 06-09-06, 09:41 AM
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hahahaha

i cant wait to see if this works
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Old 06-09-06, 11:04 AM
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Nice mate - that's some good stuff
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Old 06-09-06, 11:11 AM
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Man, i cant wait for some pics
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Old 06-09-06, 11:15 AM
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right started to compile my list of parts, some I have spare from my recent 'main' PC upgrade, some are going to be shiny and new

Will post some pics of parts shortly
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Old 06-09-06, 01:43 PM
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right

Mobo - Asus P5GD1-VM (my old spare mobo out of my last PC)

Chip - Intel P4 3Ghz (again old chip out my old PC)

HDD - Maxtor 250gb Sata

Memory - OCZ 1GB

PSU - FSP Quiet Storm 500W (my old PSU)

GPU - no idea yet, depends what I can pick up half reasonable and cheap (6600gt or similar)

This should be more than enough for some light bedtime gaming and surfing the net to look at, errrr the news obviously

Display - I already have a 20" Relisys Monitor TV in the bedroom, not the best resolution but again adequate

Watercooling - so far this is what I think I might go for:-

Swiftech Apogee

Swiftech Storm

XSPC Passive Reservoir (not sure if this will fit in the limited space I have)

Laing DDC Ultra Pump (space saving)

Alphacool 642 Maxi Passive Radiator

and 1/2" tubing all round

this will fit nicely ( I hope) in the drawer with the Rad sitting behind them (although this may change depending upon what temps I get with the rad in this location).

Some perspex and mesh has been ordered (for a little design idea I have in mind)

Wireless stuff - Netgear - ordering later this week

Keyboard and Mouse - going to have to be wireless (although not chuffed about this idea with gaming) no idea what yet but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Right time to start gathering parts
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Old 06-09-06, 01:47 PM
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Nice mate nice
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Old 06-09-06, 01:49 PM
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Nice but won't that P4 be a bit hot?
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Old 06-09-06, 01:57 PM
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rofl mate, great project... I dont see how u can get away with gaming in the same room as your sleeping wife though. Even with headphones and a silent computer the banging of your fingers on the keyboard will be quite noisy.

I still want to see this project come full circle though

And I'm not so sure about a passively cooled P4 either, that could be some housefire material right there. Athlon XP or A64 might be a better choice perhaps?
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Old 06-09-06, 02:09 PM
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Lol gluck man!

IMO P4+PAssive Cooling+Socks = Screwed.
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