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There was an air cooled overclocking competition held by Gigabyte and two the teams were using DICE and LN2 vapors.

I haven't used either, but the team using LN2 won. So those teams at least knew what they were doing.
    
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post #12 of 14
LN2 vapour has to come up from -150 or so, and it will hold lower temps for longer, dry ice is nowhere near as cold. It'll be like feeding your rig with cool air on a fall evening, no better than that really.
Using it to show your airflow on the other hand is very smart, very smart indeed.
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From what I understand, you are not really seeing CO2 vapors. CO2 is colorless and invisible. It does not form liquid or "vapor" at 1 atmosphere pressure. When it is chilled enough it precipitates out as CO2 snow - dry ice. It is either a gas or a solid at our pressure (some high pressure units can make CO2 liquid; they've tried it as a dry cleaning solvent in pressure tanks).

What we see when CO2 bubbles up in water is water vapor.
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You're better off living in canada and just ducting your computer to the window in winter . Used to open up my window and cool my window to do just that and overclock my e6750
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