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Daily News Round #2 for November 9, 2003

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for November 9, 2003

By Steve Dougherty | Nov 9, 2003 09:11 am CST

- Plexiglass reservoir with leds and submersible pump

I have just discovered this very nice looking and stylish commercial reservoir (saves the heartache of making one) over at Hard-H2o. The team really know their stuff in this area and give you a solid visual rundown on it. 56k'ers be weary of slow load times (due to a fair amount of images). This product would be an excellent possibility for someone looking to make the switch to watercooling.

A usual problem with watercooling is building a good reservoir for a submersible pump. Using a tupperware/plastic dispenser is not always easy as soft plastics can be hard to glue toghether. Building a reservoir from plexiglass is usually a better option (and it sure looks nicer), but you need some work and experience to get all the angles straight and clean. Aluminium is good too, but it requires materials and knowledge that are not available to everyone.

A solution to this issue are commercial reservoirs. This particular one comes with a 600 litres pump, 0.9 m delivery head and 7W power consumption. The fittings are 10mm. The pump plugs to your wall socket and has a switch that starts it automatically as soon as we turn our computer on.

- Cheap and Easy LED Case Lighting Guide

Do you have a case with a window and any unused molex plugs lying around in there? Do you like to be noticed at lans? or perhaps you'd like the idea of a small and convenient torch inside your case when you can't be bothered changing the blown lightglobe in your room? Then me thinks this unique and simple mod would be of interest to you. Check it out over at Creative Mods.

In this guide, you will learn how to combine a spare molex connector and 2 LEDs in order to create a simple and effective lighting solution. Basic soldering skills are necessary, but apart from that, this mod requires very little experience (and very little money :D).

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Xdreamer 2 case from XPcases @ RBMods
- Lighted USB Cables @ PimpedOutCases
- Mushkin EMS DDR-500 1GB PC4000 dual channel kit @ OCTools
- Philips Aurilium @ HardwareHell
- ASUS MyPal A620 PDA @ Firing Squad

Steve Dougherty

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