LMAO... let me find some REAL oldschool pics... Circa 1999-2000. Superclocked TEC cooled @ -17*C... AMD Athlon 2800 @ 3600. Had one of the top 10 fastest consumer AMDs in the world at that point... and I was 17, and making websites for OC websites
LMAO Found em, they were on a backup folder, inside a backup folder, in another backup... took me a while. Pictures were last modified September-27-01, 11:39:58 PM
Please keep in mind that at that time, watercooling was an extremist thing with only a few handfuls of ppl around the world doing custom case mods and lighting... as the whole phenomenon was just starting. For that reason, everything's pretty ghetto rigged and hand-crafted... It still ran like a champ tho ! All cutouts and windows done with the trusty old dremel.
EDIT: Yes, my waterblock was forming condensation thanks to the 12V 100Watt TEC that was hooked up to it. CPU was insulated vs condensation with dielectric grease, and the back of the motherboard was smothered in nonconductive silicone. Fun times
EDIT NUMERO TWO : Another funny thing I remember, that waterblock, worth 60$ back then, had a 97.5% silver base... measuring two inch square by about 2mm thick. It's the only part of that whole watercooling rig I still have (Except for the gutted Antec Case)... and that chunk of silver, today, is about 95$... (2.5 ounces or something to that effect)
LOL, that coin is worth 50cents
It is made from Acmonital, a Stainless Steel alloy consisting mostly of Iron, with 0.14% Carbon, 17.5-19% Chrome, 0.50% Magnesium, 1.15% Silicium, 0.03% Sulfur, and 0.03% Phosphorus by weight. Acmonital was used in Italy for their Lira and is the acronym for "acciaio monetario italiano" (Italian monetary steel) ( WIKI)
It suits my purpose, electrically and thermally conductive.
There are two there, so that is about right then. I'll have to go through my lire and francs and such, but they have sentimental memories. Italy is one of, in fact probably the, favorite places in Europe that I have travelled. Spain was very nice and I loved Paris, Belgium (Brussels anyway) was fun, but Italy was magical - and the FOOD! Nowhere is better gastronomically!
Of course after a few bottles of Limoncello anything tastes great!
I have made some clean shots how I did the wiring of two BenBoost drivers.
They are also heatsinked to the round metal coin. It was a build for the Hotlight host.
Attach the black wires first without the drivers. I heated the coin with a butane blow torch until the solder melds. Then attach the 2 black wires.
After cool-down the drivers were glued to the metal plate. I use a thermal silicone paste. It is the same white stuff used for sinking high-power LED to the metal star. I hope the pictures are clear enough to use as a guideline.
Yes That was what I was admireing when that sentance came out... I'm trying to do all my new solder leads with as little stripping as possible.. (Hrm did that come out rite) I'm trying to make it so that the only time you need heatshrink is when you join wires... Like this! Again Nice wire job!
Nice collection there.... I myself have one of those 100 lira... And a bunch of worthless japanese coins...ayone have any info on these or a good website to find material makeup of different coins? Btw those canadian twonies you have can easily be popped into seperate pieces...tho its considered illegal to deface any coin... Psh