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I say build one, but build it the right way and for the right reason.

My thing has always been noise. But maybe you'd like to get the processor down to 40 below so you can get it up over 5 Ghz. (BTW, -40 degrees is the same for Fahrenheit or Celsius) I've seen the systems that can do this but I shudder to think of trying to turn up the volume on my speakers enough to drown out the sound of a refrigerator sitting in the room or worse yet, try to get accustomed to wearing any kind of rig on my head.

So here's what I hope to do, build a liquid cooled system and send the liquid into the next room or the attic, and refrigerate the coolant to 40 below there. The pump(s) will be there and send the frigid coolant to the computer that will be set up with all the precautions for condensation...foam around the processors...insulated hoses...heating pads for the backs of the MOBO and GPU cards. First thought would be a single circuit for the cooling loop, processor then GPU(s), then WB's for the northbridge, MOSFET, southbridge, memory modules and lastly SSD(s). I myself would adjust the initial temp to wind up exiting the WB's for the drives at 80d F at system idle. Then I'd remove all fans, seal up the case and put in a package of dessicant to dry up any residual moisture inside as insurance.

Or you could do the same thing with the fishtank and mineral oil system I've seen here...just take the mineral oil into the next room for refrigeration. Wouldn't have to worry about condensation, just put the whole machine in an insulated box.
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It is almost suicidal to buy a prebuilt system from anybody. You pay anywhere from 2-400$ more for labor and shipping. It is alot cheaper to build your system on your own than buying a prebuilt new one from anybody. I can gurantee you that you will save around 500 dollars from your 1500 just from buying brand new parts from new egg or other cheap stores.
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what is phase change? and how does it work? looks like some luxury toys o.O
    
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
what is phase change? and how does it work? looks like some luxury toys o.O
Phase change is a type of cooler similar to a refrigerator/freezer and allows your CPU to be kept as low as -40 degrees for a single stage, often 24/7.
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It is almost suicidal to buy a prebuilt system from anybody. You pay anywhere from 2-400$ more for labor and shipping. It is alot cheaper to build your system on your own than buying a prebuilt new one from anybody. I can gurantee you that you will save around 500 dollars from your 1500 just from buying brand new parts from new egg or other cheap stores.
I am almost finished with my first phase build, and I can guarantee you that it is not cheaper to build. I did it mainly for the experience, and because the tools (which comprise most of the cost for your first build) can obviously be reused for another project (maybe a 2-stage ).

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I say build one, but build it the right way and for the right reason.

My thing has always been noise. But maybe you'd like to get the processor down to 40 below so you can get it up over 5 Ghz. (BTW, -40 degrees is the same for Fahrenheit or Celsius) I've seen the systems that can do this but I shudder to think of trying to turn up the volume on my speakers enough to drown out the sound of a refrigerator sitting in the room or worse yet, try to get accustomed to wearing any kind of rig on my head.

So here's what I hope to do, build a liquid cooled system and send the liquid into the next room or the attic, and refrigerate the coolant to 40 below there. The pump(s) will be there and send the frigid coolant to the computer that will be set up with all the precautions for condensation...foam around the processors...insulated hoses...heating pads for the backs of the MOBO and GPU cards. First thought would be a single circuit for the cooling loop, processor then GPU(s), then WB's for the northbridge, MOSFET, southbridge, memory modules and lastly SSD(s). I myself would adjust the initial temp to wind up exiting the WB's for the drives at 80d F at system idle. Then I'd remove all fans, seal up the case and put in a package of dessicant to dry up any residual moisture inside as insurance.

Or you could do the same thing with the fishtank and mineral oil system I've seen here...just take the mineral oil into the next room for refrigeration. Wouldn't have to worry about condensation, just put the whole machine in an insulated box.
You probably wouldn't get those temperatures with a full system load. And to be honnest if you use a reciprocating compressor and put it in a good case, it dosen't really make that much noise.

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