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Idea about Liquid cooling ( Anyone tried this?)

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September 30, 2006 10:47:13 AM

Anyone tried to place their water reservoir in a fridge -18 C, make wholes and insulate so you can have your tube going in and out of the fridge with minimum lose of energy.

i was thinking about this, has anybody tried to use an eutectic mixture with water or other liquids?

Sodium chloride and water form a eutectic mixture. It has a eutectic point of -21.2 C[1] and 23.3%[2] salt by weight

with the right salt concentration in water it should not freeze before -21.2C which would be a perfect temperatur for having your resevoir in a little fridge next to your comp.

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September 30, 2006 11:50:05 AM

You'd need to deal with condensation issues within the computer, along the tubing route and at the waterblocks.
September 30, 2006 12:29:13 PM

ah ya didnt think about that, doh im stupid!
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September 30, 2006 12:34:41 PM

Naw man, you're not stupid for thinking about it. It's similar to what a "chiller" does almost - cooling liquid with an aparatus that operates at below ambient temperatures. Taking your computer to a LAN party hauling a fridge behind you might be a bit difficult though....
September 30, 2006 3:10:05 PM

I thought about doing it a few years back but never bothered because of (as already said) condensation issues.
September 30, 2006 4:52:49 PM

yep condensation is a problem, been there and did'nt fry the system
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