Water Cooling a Network Switch!

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  • Published: 31 March 2019
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    One of our 10 gig network switches is kinda loud, so the obvious solution is to water cool it.

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Comments • 4 305

  • Hadwin
    Hadwin  3 hours back

    amazing :D

    • easytos
      easytos  5 hours back

      I would love an update on all the stuff they've made. I'll still using it lol

      • Samuel Lourenço
        Samuel Lourenço  10 hours back

        Putting holes though the PCB. Hum! Not really bad?

        • Mifos
          Mifos  10 hours back

          Aww I thought the title said "Nintendo Switch"

          • Gage Kellogg
            Gage Kellogg  12 hours back

            I read this as water cooling a Nintendo Switch and got excited lol

            • Hunter's Moon
              Hunter's Moon  14 hours back

              All that tubing and pump on top of the switch looks like it's on life support.

              • Jonathan
                Jonathan  19 hours back

                whats up with you guys adding cheesy music in the background now. I hate that shit. I stopped watching the video.

                • Hulkeq2
                  Hulkeq2  19 hours back

                  Just just ... just tell me those intermediate clips are not deinterlaced on purpouse .. To make them look dated or something.. Because all the videos about throwing money at rendering and recording then not deinterlacing clips is a bit much.. And yes it's sad 10GBE networking hasn't become more mainstream.. Telling gamers latency on 10GBE networks goes down quite a bit might help.. I started buying 10GBE around when the intel 540 cards came out. And that's about 7 years ago now.. We should be able to buy these things for 50$ a pop by now.

                  • Luke Anderson
                    Luke Anderson  1 days back

                    was I only who read it as a Nintendo Switch no a network switch?

                    • Car Audio Inc
                      Car Audio Inc  1 days back

                      "I just had to go in straight, that's what my mom always said." lol that had me dead

                      • DoofusWoofus
                        DoofusWoofus  1 days back

                        A sunshine village coat? You go skiing? At sunshine?

                        • Patrick Potter
                          Patrick Potter  1 days back

                          Yes: Room full of manufacturing equipment to make a few heat sinks. No: Half decent cordless drill...

                          • Questionable Commands
                            Questionable Commands  2 days back

                            Out of this whole video the ONE thing that bugs me the most is the fact that no one ... NO ONE ... bothered to deinterlace the SF clip at 7:23

                            • Questionable Commands
                              Questionable Commands  2 days back

                              I mean, it's fucking 2019. This video was edited and posted in 2019. Where the fuck did you even FIND interlaced video???

                          • rockstar rocks
                            rockstar rocks  2 days back

                            23:04 I have the same question, Why even do this? Lol. Sure, low temps but now you have to worry about water leakage.

                            • Jay C
                              Jay C  2 days back

                              You guys make a good pair

                              • Sahil Tiwari
                                Sahil Tiwari  2 days back

                                If it ain't broke, water cool it.

                                • Jordon Brewer
                                  Jordon Brewer  2 days back

                                  Linus: "Theres the power supply. We're not going to touch or go anywhere near it, actually."
                                  *later*
                                  Also Linus: "Alright so I think what we need to do is turn on the power supply and start probing."

                                  • Xan_Griegor
                                    Xan_Griegor  2 days back

                                    I mean... you could have just replaced the tiny fans with that 140mm... and called it a day xD

                                    • Vincenzo di Rigano
                                      Vincenzo di Rigano  3 days back

                                      Epic Video. Thanks guys

                                      • Alleanth
                                        Alleanth  3 days back

                                        Bought a new motherboard, tried to use old case. CDROM and storage drive slots in the case blocked the new huge motherboard, nothing a pair of sheet metal cutters and duct tape to soften the edges couldnt solve. Also had to do a smaller scale version of this when I got a new gaming video card which was too big for the same case a while back.
                                        Why spend money on a new case when the old one can be modified?

                                        • Chris Cautillo
                                          Chris Cautillo  3 days back

                                          now overclock it

                                          • Eric D.
                                            Eric D.  3 days back

                                            engine block showing through the hood....makes sense i guess

                                            • killerdrone360
                                              killerdrone360  4 days back

                                              Im guessing the internal ethernet port is to do software updates for the switch

                                              • JMUDoc
                                                JMUDoc  4 days back

                                                9:45 - seventy-eight THOUSAND rpm?
                                                Are you sure about that...?

                                                • Siana Gearz
                                                  Siana Gearz  2 days back

                                                  Well spotted, they likely really meant 78 hundred..

                                              • Tim Seguine
                                                Tim Seguine  4 days back

                                                14:29 JayzTwoCents called, he wants his royalty check.

                                                • 8oasty
                                                  8oasty  4 days back

                                                  this edit is jokes!!!

                                                  • Colton Parks
                                                    Colton Parks  4 days back

                                                    I mean, the ammeter typically uses the other port, right?

                                                    • anlumo1
                                                      anlumo1  3 days back

                                                      Yes, although this multimeter is as ghetto as they come. Linus probably got it in the dollar store.

                                                  • ya boi
                                                    ya boi  5 days back

                                                    I cant unhear every solder as sodder now

                                                    • catkinsx
                                                      catkinsx  5 days back

                                                      Next up: a watercooled water cooler.

                                                      • Michael Summers
                                                        Michael Summers  5 days back

                                                        Nice project. Nice video. Keep up the good work.👍👍

                                                        • Dark Lord Popo
                                                          Dark Lord Popo  5 days back

                                                          Next up: lets water cool a room heater

                                                          • Taylor Black
                                                            Taylor Black  5 days back

                                                            Alex is a hunk.

                                                            • Dylan Armstrong
                                                              Dylan Armstrong  5 days back

                                                              My dumbass thought it was a Nintendo switch

                                                              • Kyrylo Borovyk
                                                                Kyrylo Borovyk  6 days back

                                                                How can I read title as "Water-cooling Nintendo Switch" ))

                                                              • Antonio Rico
                                                                Antonio Rico  6 days back

                                                                22:59 He's fun at parties.

                                                                • Patrick Rodrigues
                                                                  Patrick Rodrigues  6 days back

                                                                  Linus: I got fever
                                                                  Also Linus: Let's pop open my brain and water cool it

                                                                  • metalfoot
                                                                    metalfoot  6 days back

                                                                    I spotted a Tim Hortons

                                                                    • Samurai Sphere
                                                                      Samurai Sphere  6 days back

                                                                      I read this as water cooling a Nintendo switch

                                                                      • Taylor Black
                                                                        Taylor Black  5 days back

                                                                        Why? It says network switch. Can you read?

                                                                    • MotorsportsX
                                                                      MotorsportsX  6 days back

                                                                      did he just say that tool path was hard? wut???

                                                                      • Harry Drake
                                                                        Harry Drake  7 days back

                                                                        You'd think they'd hire a machinist to mentor Alex. Alex has the ambition and knowledge, but everyone needs a little more experience with shop tools than they get in engineering course work. Yes, I'm a shop teacher and yes social learning theory calls for this type of hands-on approach.

                                                                        • Facundo Mogor
                                                                          Facundo Mogor  7 days back

                                                                          it's hillarious watching alex expend money on things (like the caliber) and then explaining to linus why he bought that in a really unconvincing way...
                                                                          P.D.: you need to buy a mill linus... XD

                                                                        • tankimus
                                                                          tankimus  7 days back

                                                                          Hold on, you started an endmill without your part clamped down? Wth lol

                                                                          • The nextinline
                                                                            The nextinline  7 days back

                                                                            Netgear doesn't give a lot of fucks about cooling. This is something i've noticed on a lot of their products.

                                                                            • martianunlimited
                                                                              martianunlimited  1 weeks back

                                                                              #2:30 you are not too far off.. 1U stands for 1 rack unit ~ 44.45mm .....

                                                                              • US
                                                                                US  1 weeks back

                                                                                So all the San Francisco cutaways is great for letting us know M5 Industries is located in San Francisco.
                                                                                Hey wait this aint Mythbusters.

                                                                                • US
                                                                                  US  1 weeks back

                                                                                  When you use a router to upgrade your Router.

                                                                                  • Cullen 12345
                                                                                    Cullen 12345  1 weeks back

                                                                                    3:40 The forbidden Ethernet jack

                                                                                    • woodworker Royer
                                                                                      woodworker Royer  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Guys, please buy Milwaukee m12 drills. They do everything that ryobi does, but without a cord, and at a less ridiculous speed and have a brake so that the bit stops when you let go of the trigger....

                                                                                      Then water cool the m12 so you can have DUAL cords!