In relation with my Mahogany Wooden Case project, it was time to make some changes on the watercooler as well. Not that the old one wasn't good, quite on the contrary, but there were a few things that I found really annoying about it. What was a really good plan turned into a grotesque mix of computer hardware, autoparts and fiberboards -- It had turned into what one of my lecturers used to refer to as "optical noise". When my first watercooler was published on my homepage, it got the name "The FrankenCooler", and from the picture below, you can see why:
Fig. 1 The FrankenCooler I
My goal with the new and improved cooler was to get a cooler that was more efficient, easier to do maintainance on and more aestetic. It is basically the same cooler as the old one, but with a few changes that makes a huge difference. With the new woodencase that was made with supercooling in mind, it was a whole lot easier to get it the way I really wanted instead of having to settle with compromise solutions all the time.