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My dad just bought a Bosch brand deep freezer (it has enough room to take 2 mid tower cases inside tongue.gif) and since the time i saw it yesterday the cooling junkie inside me has been asking the same question again and again... CAN I USE IT? or IS IT SAFE?

I know that refrigerators are not safe because of condensation but the deep freezer doesn't seem to have the same cooling method. Firstly it doesn't have the holes to blow cold air from and things like that. So i thought this maybe related to preventing from condensation or something

Perhaps first i should place a piece of metal in it just to see if it condensates or not. What do you guys think? Anybody else experimented on deep freezers?
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The question of "can i use a freezer/fridge to cool a PC" comes up all the time.

Condensation isn't just the only problem. The motor will eventually burn out (having to work constantly as the rig is on) as it's not designed to cool something that produces heat.
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Sorry answer on this one is no. The heat load generated by your PC is more than these machines are designed to handle. To keep it simple, freezers work by slowly bringing the temperature down. As the temp comes down, their cooling capacity drops (btu removing capacity).

For example, say my machine uses 1000 watts, or around 3500 btus. When you see a small window A/c at walmart saying 8,000 btus, that's rated around 80*F. Down at 32*, that same unit may have a cooling capacity of 1000 btus, which would only keep up with roughly a 300 watt load.

This all in addition to the condensation issues already mentioned, which are very important to take into account. I work in data centers on power and cooling equipment for a living, we run into condensation and load issues on a daily basis. Believe me when I say there is a great deal that goes into designing a low temp system.
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