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So now that everyone is WCing everything, can you WC a PSU?

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I am just curious, but can you water cool a PSU? I know it would have to be powered by the PSU, but it could work... hypothetically.

Has this been done before?
post #2 of 11
Well I've seen some stuck in mineral oil, never seen one actually watercooled though. Might simply be too much of a hazard.
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post #5 of 11
You can water cool anything pretty much, just depends how you go about it. Probably need to get a custom water block made, and then a custom prayer mat so that you can supplicate the gods and keep them from raining fiery death on your system as water flows around your PSU.

EDIT: Not sure if this has been mentioned, but there'd be very little point to doing this other than weird pictures.
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post #6 of 11
Yes it's possible. I think Koolance did it... Think it was a 1700W CWT PUC unit? Mediocre by today's standards.

As for watercooling a PSU designed for aircooling, forget about it. Virtually impossible and not worth the effort, especially with modern high-end 80PLUS Gold units, since they don't generate much heat to begin with.
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post #8 of 11
Jeez, why not water cool lcd monitors and modems as well.
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post #9 of 11
you definitly could. But then comes the question "would it be worth it?"

I can't imagine a psu that doesnt come with adaquate cooling stock. So if you water cooled it the only thing you would really be doing is adding heat to your loop.
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post #10 of 11
Indeed the question rapidly becomes why bother? Modern PSUs can dissipate the heat they produce quite well enough already via air cooling. Water cooling that sort of component is just moving heat from one place to another with no obvious reason to do so.
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