Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Aug 4, 2008

Benefit B Spot Winners!

Hey there, Hi there, Happy Monday!

How's your day going so far? Mine is complete stress! One of the seven fans in my gaming box went boom last night so I've been going NUTS trying to locate a new one! Anyone know where I can find a 92MM M35105-58 with ball bearings and frames? I figure it's worth a shot asking! The worst part is it's one of the three fans that are cooling the CPU and I'm NOT in the mood to reconfigure the box fans to blow onto the CPU so I'm aimlessly wandering gaming forums and IRC asking around for a swap! At this point I'll take anything new or used! My CPU is overclocked so it's either find a new fan or sit down and rip the fans out and rearrange them! Nooooooooooo!

On top of that my work load is triple today since it's Monday so I'm quite nuts! Plus I'm behind on comments and my email box is about to burst!

Can anything else go wrong today?

Grumpy Muse am I!

But hey some good news comes out of all this! The Winners to the Benefit B Spot contest!


I got some interesting answers to the following question: where does the name and the "concept" Babel Fish originate from? Hint: Look to my profile and you'll notice a hint and a clue that may help you solve this little puzzle!

Watch the clip below for the correct answer:

The hint in my profile would be the fact that my location reads: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe which is the 2nd Book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series.

So now you know that the babel fish I was referring to was from a series of brilliant books by the author Douglas Adams.

And the winners are.........

and Marta

Congrats guys!

Just send me over an email with your address and I'll send your prize over!

Thanks to everyone who participated and if you didn't win this round you always have next time to look forward too!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you check for the part you're looking for? Or eBay? those would be the two places i'd check first.

August 4, 2008 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

yup sniff.

the gods are not smiling down on the Muse today :P

I am bidding on a used one on ebay however it may not be the correct size and the damn details don't say as such plus the seller isn't replying damn it ;P

and new egg doesn't have it at all.

I found some guy on irc that's willing to part with two of 'em but his idea of a swap is a kidney and a liver lol!

I'm trying to work with him over his demands for a simple cheesy fan that's not worth as much as he's asking for :P

August 4, 2008 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Re: the fans, this may be a tad expensive but I've overclocked before and I know cooling's a must. Some of the gaming-intensive desktops being produced now come with an internal air conditioning unit for the computer itself. (Even some with separate AC for the graphics card...yow!) Might one of these be available for post-factory installation? Or could you (or some hardware person in a store) cut (carefully) a hole in the side of the cpu's fan area and there attach a small external cooling unit for the comp?

August 4, 2008 at 5:47 PM  
Anonymous yun jin said...

i dont get the video...

August 4, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Ann* said...

*hugs izzy*

you certainly is a geek! especially with your question for the benefit b spot!

i love the tarte peaches & cream review.. i would love to lay my hands on one!

August 4, 2008 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Asta said...

My day is going much better, now!

Poor Muse! If it makes you feel any better my computer is two years old and barely has enough RAM to run WOW. Email to follow!

August 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there jennifer!

Big time must :)

The box is about going on 2 years old now so I expected a fan would blow. I expected it sooner since they work overtime for me.

My radeon has a fan on it plus an extra fan in a pci cooling the separate side. I needed to do this b/c the card is overclocked as well. Although my system is a bit older so I don't actually have a unit cooling for me. I've wanted to convert to pipe for a while now but just don't have the time to do it.

Oh yes I'm positive I can find a unit easy enough and do the soldering myself but it's a few hours job that I just don't have the time for at the moment so locating the fan that blew seemed easier ;)

Thanks for the rec and help!

So far I got one guy on IRC that's willing to swap me the fan I'm looking for just working the deets. If I'm unable to complete the swap I'll see new options :)

Cheers for the rec!
thanks lovie!

August 5, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello yun jin!

What was it you didn't get? It's the answer to the contest question of what a babel fish is :)

August 5, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ann!

Hugsssssss! LOL a little bit..just a little :)

Oh let me know I'll grab one for you! You should have told me last week and I'd have gotten one for you when the FF discount was going!

August 5, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi asta!

Awww I'm glad you won congrats :)

AHHHH *slaps forehead* Noooooo! That's awful!

Grab some sticks and upgrade :)

August 5, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

LOL! Izzy! I didn't know about the peaches and cream till I read your review!

You mind doing it for me? *Puppy eyes* It's going to be my birthday soon. *Begs* LOL!

August 6, 2008 at 2:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey girlie!

I'd happily order it for you! Anything you need!

Also I can finally include your rose piggie in the package too since you didn't it last time!!!!!

Ohhh Happy Bday!!!!!!!! =-)

Sadly the 40% off sale is off at tarte so is it ok if I get it from Sephora?!

Let me know!



August 6, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Ann* said...

Hmm.. Sephora has it? Coz I couldn't find it in stores (my man is in vegas doing shopping for me!) and neither could I find it in

It was only available at tarte's own site..

Let me know how much everything is and i'll paypal you!

*Hugs* Thanks a lot Izzy!

August 6, 2008 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

nope :)

just checked!

You're right. It's not available from Sephora!


You're most welcome lovie!

I need to know the color you'd like though!

Give a shout :)

August 7, 2008 at 1:04 PM  

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