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25 Jan 2011   #761
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
My roommate had a good suggestion earlier today, and I am currently looking into this:

We thought it would be really cool to have temperature sensors for all over the case and components.
So I thought about it, and decided if I could get 20 temperature probes and wire them up through an arduino, I could have some legit temperature sensing. I am a bit tired of the inaccurate temperatures reported in Windows, and I obviously cannot monitor from BIOS.
Also, this would allow me to monitor:
CPU
GPU
RAM (x2)
Harddrives (x4)
Motherboard (north bridge, south bridge, back of CPU) (x3)
Pump
Reservoir
Radiator
PSU
A few other random locations

While this may be totally unnecessary, it would be freaking awesome. I could monitor every (important and /or interesting) temperature in my case, all through one chip I could stick inside the case.
Only question is whether I would have to write an app to read this in Windows (would like to do), or program it to output to a small LCD screen on the front of the case. I suppose I could also just wire another arduino up to make my fan and light controller even more epic.

Going to need more power from the PSU though

~Lordbob
Sounds awesome.
I'm limited in my knowledge of arduino, but pretty good with the next level down; picaxe. One or two 18m2 chips would do what you'd want pretty well. I'd suggest using an LCD screen and mounting that in one of your 5.25" bays if you have any available.
Also, how plausable in your case would it be to have a second PSU? Hardwire the green wires together so they both turn on with the same switch?

Looking for to seeing it!


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25 Jan 2011   #762
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just added my MSI R5770 Hawk GPU and two more sticks of ram. Blazing speeds, amazing graphics and no blue screens, I just couldn't be happier! Not sure if I will sell the GTX260OC or try to use it for it's PhysX, any ideas?
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25 Jan 2011   #763
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Do you mean the corner hacked out of the fan to make the ram fit? Or those funky extra wires coming up from behind the GPU fans?
Looks good though!
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25 Jan 2011   #764
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Good stuff Alan.
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25 Jan 2011   #765
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good eye, yes it was the corner hacked off the inside Noctua to allow the ram to fit! I heated up a chisel on the electric stove top and heat sliced right though the corner....haha take that! Next will be a trip to the hardware store for a shorter screw but for now the three are holding fine with zero vibration. I can't get over how much cooler this runs than the DDR2 GTX260. The latest Catalyst software is awesome and installed in a blink and what flexibility !
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25 Jan 2011   #766
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I hear/read about so many people having problems with CCC but I've always had ATI (now AMD) cards and never had a single problem with their drivers. I love CCC
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26 Jan 2011   #767
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice setup!
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26 Jan 2011   #768
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice Rig MK2 like the setup
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26 Jan 2011   #769
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Very clean, good looking Rig MK2

A Guy
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26 Jan 2011   #770
MK2

 
 

Thanks for the compliments guys!

MK2
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