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    kick... don't know about the houses in Palm Springs. Do know it's hotter than hell in Palm Springs as I bought a motorcycle and rode in the middle of the summer from Riverside to Phoenix with full safety gear including a full face helmet. Interesting to know what the construction and price of the house(s) you referred to was. They are ALL stucco here (90+%) and built basically all the same...compressor outside...heat exchanger in the attic and vents in the ceiling...cost saving/profit making solution. When the air conditioner first comes on you get a good dose of hot air...that attic is really hot..60C+. No my solution is to have my rig nearly right under the vent. Cold air drops and so that's as good as it will get...it is cooler a bit away from the directly under the vent due to built in fixed vanes.

    Interesting to me that enabling both the EIST function and C1E enhanced halt have had no effect on the temps. In fact moving up to 3.6GHz raised the temps 1C. Well this is as good as it will get and so be it. Now to buy those lottery tickets. About this time next year I'm moving to a little town in California where the temps are far more reasonable.

    Next question...which condition does one want in their case. Positive or negative overall air pressure. Positive pushes more heat into the case but it also works against the fan(s) that push cool air over the HDDs. At least that is how it comes from the factory. My vote would be negative...i.e. the fans pull more out of the case than what comes in. Pros, cons?

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    You live in a desert, would this help...?

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    I was going along thinking this is pretty neat...at least the technology...then I saw the price


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    Update on the CoolIT Domino ALC. Working like a charm. Runs 20 hours a day every day with the Q6600 at 3.4GHz. Very impressed. Heat never an issue or any other issue for that matter. As pointed out, am not an OC'ing enthusiast but wanted more than stock. Mission accomplished.

    The bad news is I have to downsize my rig as a friend (pastor) who gave me the Q6600 needs a very good system with video editing capabilities. Meaning...he needs it more than I do (his video editing software loves multi-core) so am giving it back (not his idea) and building a unit around it for him. I am keeping the Domino and he's getting my Xigmatek...with maybe a 2.8MHz overclock max.
    For me...a step back for awhile...E6420...ouch. But I'm doing the right thing and so it goes.


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    As one who almost committed to Linux...have used as a hobbyist and at work...have to say Windows 7 64-bit rocks I say that after seeing my brother and ex suffer through Vista...only XP for me until now.


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    That is a very nice thing you are doing!! I am sure he will appreciate it very much!

    Vista is great, maybe not when it first came out or anything (And it was actually fine for me then too) but now with SP1 and SP2 vista rocks! Sorry to hear you have been lead down a misguided road.

    Windows 7 I don't personally like so much yet, but have not used it too often so not decided on if I will be moving to that or sticking with x64 Vista for a while or not.

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    Glad you like Windows 7. I recently fell in love with Linux again (Ubuntu 9.04) after installing it on an old laptop ( 1.6GHz AMD Mobile Turion and 1GB RAM). It's really easy to use, nicely laid out, fast and comes with every single kind of application you could want, all waiting in the repositories. After a few teething troubles I figured out that for website downloads I could install the .deb packages. They now have a fully functioning web browser, video player and office suite with all the non-free essentials (flash, quicktime etc) from the non-free repository.

    Good to know the Domino isn't as bad as some reviews made it out to be. I don't know if you've seen the newer self contained Corsair "water" cooler? I saw one actually working a few days ago and it beats a TRUE by a couple of degrees with a single fan. The fans are also changable and you can have two in push/pull. With two Noctua fans the results were even better. I think there's a review on Hardware Cannucks.

    I'd say you'd be safe to give him the CPU at ~3GHz. I bet he'll sure apreciate the extra speed. With video encoding, the time difference is magnified as the whole process takes that bit longer. I suppose you have to make sure it's 110% stable though. Last thing you need is to become an unpaid mobile IT tech, even if he is a man of the cloth.

    Edit: Are you going to OC the E6420? You should get 3GHz out of it, especially with the Domino and the UD3R.
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    Ok, time to fess up to you Psycho101. Regarding the CoolIT Domino

    The other day I opened my case and oh, no...liquid on the case floor and the ceiling is not leaking. Domino had sprung a leak where everyone said it would. Took out my TV card in the process..that card was due for replacement until Christmas. Back to the trusty Xigmatek S-1283 RS for now until I get a bigger CPU...Q9550 maybe?

    Self-contained liquid cooling is NOT ready for prime time...though I would like to look at the Corsair model.

    Bottom line, I was wrong and I didn't listen to those who told me so...


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    Does this unit have clamps around the tubes? Just wondered if so why it would leak on you? Where did it leak anyway?

    I use water and never have leaks, that's why I ask. I also do not use clamps

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    Damn! Sorry to hear that! I'm glad that no coolant got on vital components, at least you were lucky there.

    @Lsd, the Coolit Domino, or at least early batches had a problem whereby due to the hoses used being extremely stiff (to stop coolant evaporation in the closed, non-refillable unit) and the barbs being plastic, any flexing of tubes, or even no flexing, resulted in the barbs cracking and a coolant leak.

    JonnyGuru broke his first review sample (the "improved rev 2) here : JonnyGURU - CoolIt Domino ALC CPU Cooler

    It seems that Coolit have a decent warranty system in place though. See here for how one person got on with getting a replacement (his was also a rev 2 "improved" version) Coolit Systems Domino ALC LEAKING OH NOES! - Hardware Canucks
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    Ahh, thanks for the info. I never did like kits, and so I never have gave this a second look, this thread now only re-assures me that my thoughts were correct.

    If you go water, build your own kit! It will be cheaper, look nicer, and not leak if done properly

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