this project was more than just the case
I understand now, sorry, as I don't know the case, I wrongly assumed it was all part of it. Nice work
since the thermal blocks lacked their original adhesive pads I improvised with a non-electrically conductive adhesive
I don't know if it would suit your application, but there are computer thermal adhesives on the market, both pads and a stuff more similar to the TIM usually used on CPUs (for example, there are other brands, but one I have tried was from ArticSilver
, but it's a definitive atachment, once is "glued" it's "glued" forever - it has the advantage of not falling down, though
Ok, sorry, although the way you did it was prone to that interpretation.
I suggest you could link the thumbnails to their respective big images, and add a text link (example:"more information") to link to your informative webpage.
My thought was that if the thread viewer managed to click just one of the thumbnails then they would be taken to the page(...)
Yeah, but dumb people like me, just "open in a row" all thumbnails in BrowserTabs in order to view the pictures then.
(so, i opened 4 equal webpages
About the RAM:
- I don't know if there would be a redundancy penalty, maybe other people can inform you.
- About the power consumption, I think it wouldn't be much diffrent (if i'm not worng it's just a couple of watts), either ask someone else to confirm it, or you can use(in case you've never used it): A powersupply calculator
- Concerning the amount of RAM, today you use 1.5GB, but my guess is a system like that, you'll want to use it for several years, not just 1 or 2, so it would be a future-proof thing. Of course you're free to have how much RAM you want, you could just have 1GB and it would work, and if you were happy, that is what is important. I just stated that it seemed to me (although as I said other people might know more than me)
that your configuration seemed a bit unbalanced in terms of RAM compared to the other components. Also, a few years from now, if you want to add more RAM then, you might not find exactly equal modules, etc. But that's my way of seeing it. Each person has it's own view about things. I can only give my opinion... And as you say, with the SSD you might notice less a lack of RAM.
About optional fan
- I understand your intention, and, to my eyes, it wouldn't diminuish your project to have a, let's call it, "emergency fan".
- How would you hold it at "0 RPM" at normal use? (if that is your intention); I guess with a switch or with a fan controller (a few let turn the fans off i think)...
- Reminder: I think the fan(s), specially if it would spin fast, might generate a new problem for you: dust.
I have tried to find this, but don't see it either in your posts, nor on your webpage, although i have read a good amount, i haven't read all, and I might just have missed it: What PowerSupply are you using?
Another question (and remember my disclamer )
Why so many SSDs for OS ? An SSD is already very fast
, and wouldn't be better to just put one of them with "PageFile+TempFiles" as its only job? (in order to restrain a good part of the "wear" to one drive, so you could just replace that one, and not 4 of them...) [please don't go running to buy an additional SSD because of what i wrote !