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Staight up antifreeze and rad in a box of ice water?

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First I would like to ask if straight up antifreeze would work on a wc system?
And if you think mounting the rad in a box full of water with ice is a good idea?
Hmmm...
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You'd have to worry about the condensation.
    
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Normal ice water won't freeze whatever coolant you're using so anti freeze isn't needed. As for the actual idea yes it's been done before. you'll see a decent drop it temps obviously but it's not exactly a long term solution...
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No and No. Distilled will cool more effeciently. And mounting your Rad in ice water might be okay for a bit, till the temperature of the ice water became room temp. You'd have to figure a way to keep the temp of the ice water constant to see any benefit, I would think.
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aye. it might be good for a few minutes to maybe run some benches but obviously that ice is going to melt.
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only use distilled water.......
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
only use distilled water.......
hallelujah....just change it regulary and you will be ok
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If you want that kinda cooling, look into a water chiller?

Set it in another room, and do away with fans and heat inside your computer room. You can get water temps as low as 4C!!!!!!

Aquatuning has them in stock btw.




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Here is my old thread on the subject:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...led-water.html

You will use a bag of ice per hour.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
If you want that kinda cooling, look into a water chiller?

Set it in another room, and do away with fans and heat inside your computer room. You can get water temps as low as 4C!!!!!!

Aquatuning has them in stock btw.
...Or you can spend $100-$200 and build your own out of an inexpensive wall/window mounted air conditioning unit. Just disassemble & modify so that the evaporator is submerged in an insulated container filled with your coolant (a simple ice chest works).
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