PC Refridgeration (General Discussion)

PC Refridgeration // General Discussion

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captain mad mike

Nov 28, 2001, 6:45pm
Just wondering...how could I go about setting up something like a
refrigerator that only cools my hottest objects (i.e. CPU, north bridge,
video GPU) so that I don't get condensation and have to deal with my stuff
shorting and breaking...what sort of chemical(s) would/should/can I use to
cool the thing...and I assume that a mini-fridge compressor can handle it...

anyways if I screw up my system i'll just replace the parts with new ones
:-D 'bout time I get one of those Athlon XP 1800+'s...yeah right...so
anyways if I did do this (i'm actually trying to see if I can eliminate fans
because since my computer is in a cabinet it doesn't get much airflow, and
really heats up if I get into playing day-long intense 3d gaming sprees)
what parts would I need to cool (I'm assuming my CPU and GPU because they
have fans on them so they must need cooling, and possibly my north bridge
chip) and is there some way that I could wire up my comp so that I don't
accidentally forget to turn on the fridge pump? I don't wanna melt all this
stuff :-P

Any guides would help too :D


--
Captain MAD Mike
-Governor, PC Addict, Odd Man

PS> Yes...I'm crazy

john viper

Nov 28, 2001, 10:25pm
I once read a Maximum PC article about a cooling system. Wish I still
had it, but basically you have a heat conductive metal box sitting on
your processor. You hook two copper tubes up to this. Then, through
two holes in the top of your case, you run the copper tubes through to
the outside and eventually to wherever you want them to end up. Put
another metal box on this end and make it open-able. Fill the entire
system up with plain old distilled water. No motors or pumps required:
The warm water travells up, and the cold water travells down. (note:
the copper tubes need to pretty much be straight).

Not my fault if it breaks open and gets water all over your system ;-)

-JV

[View Quote] > Just wondering...how could I go about setting up something like a
> refrigerator that only cools my hottest objects (i.e. CPU, north bridge,
> video GPU) so that I don't get condensation and have to deal with my stuff
> shorting and breaking...what sort of chemical(s) would/should/can I use to
> cool the thing...and I assume that a mini-fridge compressor can handle it...
>
> anyways if I screw up my system i'll just replace the parts with new ones
> :-D 'bout time I get one of those Athlon XP 1800+'s...yeah right...so
> anyways if I did do this (i'm actually trying to see if I can eliminate fans
> because since my computer is in a cabinet it doesn't get much airflow, and
> really heats up if I get into playing day-long intense 3d gaming sprees)
> what parts would I need to cool (I'm assuming my CPU and GPU because they
> have fans on them so they must need cooling, and possibly my north bridge
> chip) and is there some way that I could wire up my comp so that I don't
> accidentally forget to turn on the fridge pump? I don't wanna melt all this
> stuff :-P
>
> Any guides would help too :D
>
>
> --
> Captain MAD Mike
> -Governor, PC Addict, Odd Man
>
> PS> Yes...I'm crazy
>
>
>


--
John Viper (#296714)
jviper at jtsoft.net
http://www.jtsoft.net

There is no past. There is no future. There is only the Word, and the
Word is Daemon.

captain mad mike

Nov 29, 2001, 1:09am
ah yeah I think I've seen that somewhere...I'll look into it but thanks for
telling me about that (never know if sis needs the fridge anyways hehe)
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andras

Nov 29, 2001, 12:41pm
Some links:
<http://www.review-zone.com/editorial/hardware/a-z_of_overclocking/page1.shtml>
http://www.hardocp.com/articles.html
http://www4.tomshardware.com

Andras


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shred no@1.invalid

Nov 29, 2001, 9:27pm
[View Quote] You might want to look at the VapoChill system. It uses refrigiration to
keep the CPU at sub-zero temperatures.

www.vapochill.com

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