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Hey
Wonna try cooling with normal water, but with one or two 360 radiators in bucket of water filled with ice.
All that for benchin 2600k and gtx580 on water for some hwbot points.
Is that good idea? TBH rly wonna do it for funn and always wanted to try it
Any tips? I guess I should only worry for isolation of tubes, nothing more?
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You run the risk of condensation. Which is bad. Everything that has the chilled water running through it would condensate. That includes the water block.
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post #3 of 16
Well, you would most likely have to change the water because it would get warm after a while (Obviously). I think you would just be better off leaving it on air. Well, water and air cool the radiator.
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condensation?, also if you don't mind changing the water every 15 minutes or so? lol
post #5 of 16
It can be done, If put in a cooler you can just keep adding ice will keep a fairly sold couple hours of benching without too much effort (depending on cooler size). But condensation is the biggest problem, I was able to get away without it 1 because California has like 0% humidity all year and i put a ton of fans around my blocks. (or just got lucky) but its a risk you have to consider. Think about what temps you are going to get and then check the dew point for your local area.
Edited by motoray - 5/24/11 at 6:15am
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post #6 of 16
Wouldn't get many runs out of it before the water gets warmer.

I have though about it before. As long as you have sufficient air flow condensation shouldn't be a problem as the water would heat up quickely.

I say do it
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Well i was thinking of making like 40kg+ of ice, so just keep ading more and more or just changing buckets
I got air condicioner thats on wheels so I can put it right naer the bench, so humidity cant be that big.
What to use on tubes as isolation for condensation?
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What you can do is take the bucket of ice water, wrap your rad in a plastic bag and stick it in the water. This will allow the rad to seem as though it is in a colder air environment without getting the full temperature drop of being directly in the water.
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Guys here do it a lot.Just use paper towels and keep the condensation down while you are benching.
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What you can do is take the bucket of ice water, wrap your rad in a plastic bag and stick it in the water. This will allow the rad to seem as though it is in a colder air environment without getting the full temperature drop of being directly in the water.
Plastic is not exactly the best heat transfer material .. Might as well strap the rad to the portable air conditioner at that point. Same effect.
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