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I just had a thought, what if you put your reservoir in a refrigerator

we all know that a pc in a refrigerator will not work because of the constant heat output
but the water in a reservoir does not make any heat, nor does it hold much heat
I don't see much that can go bad from doing of this
unless you set your refrigerator to a supper low temp and have the pump turn off

what are your thoughts on this ocn ?
i can tell you I'm not doing it

EDIT:
f you set the refrigerator down to low
the water could freeze from the cold and rez might crack,
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/8/11 at 12:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;14504609 
i can tell you I'm not doing it

Why not?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;14504609 

EDIT: depending on what the rez is made of, it might crack from the cold

I don't think so, It might crack if it's in a freezer though, but not a refrigerator, the continuous supply of warm water will prevent this.
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post #4 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari8608;14504629 
Why not?

I don't want to risk it
nor do I have the materials to try it
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;14504636 
I don't think so, It might crack if it's in a freezer though, but not a refrigerator, the continuous supply of warm water will prevent this.

I don't see that happing
but if you leave it in there with the pump and pc off, it might freeze over (given the refrigerator)
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/8/11 at 12:29am
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The issue in my opinion would be condensation.
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post #6 of 16
Well, if you succesfully cool the reservoir in the fridge you'll get dew on your tubes and cooler. So you'd have to set the temps of your fridge higher and then you kinda lose the effort put into it.

But that's only when you succesfully cool the liquid. I can imagine you'll have to run tubes pretty long to and from the fridge just to get the reservoir there, so again the tubes might take that lost heat back up when coming from the refrigerator.

But I'm just brainstorming the faulties here. Just go ahead try it with some old hardware, or even a watercooler alone. Man concerns would be efficiency and dew
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post #7 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by llama16;14504644 
Well, if you succesfully cool the reservoir in the fridge you'll get dew on your tubes and cooler. So you'd have to set the temps of your fridge higher and then you kinda lose the effort put into it.

But that's only when you succesfully cool the liquid. I can imagine you'll have to run tubes pretty long to and from the fridge just to get the reservoir there, so again the tubes might take that lost heat back up when coming from the refrigerator.

But I'm just brainstorming the faulties here. Just go ahead try it with some old hardware, or even a watercooler alone. Man concerns would be efficiency and dew

ya, you would have to use a high powered pump
or have you pc on top of the refrigerator or something

how would the dew effect it if it's on the outside of the tubes?

EDIT: I'd try it on my old pent4 system
but I don't have enough tubing to try it out and I'm tight on cash right now
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/8/11 at 12:37am
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post #8 of 16
A fridge doesnt have the power to cool fast moving hot water down fast enough.
Even if you put the radiator in the freezer with some fans i bet it would make more heat than the freezer can handle.
For instance put a small glass of water in a fridge and see how long it takes to cool down.
Also the only major drop in temps would have to be all the extra water and the tubes it goes through. Remember more water=longer time to heat up.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by konspiracy;14504698 
A fridge doesnt have the power to cool fast moving hot water down fast enough.
Even if you put the radiator in the freezer with some fans i bet it would make more heat than the freezer can handle.
For instance put a small glass of water in a fridge and see how long it takes to cool down.
Also the only major drop in temps would have to be all the extra water and the tubes it goes through. Remember more water=longer time to heat up.

I didn't think of that
I guess it would not really work
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No you cannot cool ANYTHING that produces heat in a refrigerator.
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