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i want to start saving for a new cold water loop. i saw a few ideas and this one takes it. tecs seem like a lot of work and more money vs an aquarium chiller. since that will be external why not an aquarium pump as well.
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what pump size should i use? my goal is to have 2 vga coolers 1 ram block, 1 cpu block, 1 full x58 board block. also would i need a radiator to precool before going back to the chiller? if not could i use the rad to push cold air in the case?
im not worried about condensation as i will have a hydrometer and thermometer and calculate the dew point. my goal is to keep things chilly while i oc.
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Capable of Chilling: 93 gal - 10° F/35 gal - 30° F.

wouldn't that freeze the water?

but hmm making me want one of these lol
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844;15282337 
Capable of Chilling: 93 gal - 10° F/35 gal - 30° F.

wouldn't that freeze the water?

but hmm making me want one of these lol

Antifreeze would probably drop the freezing temperature enough so that if the water kept moving (not being stagnant) that it wouldn't freeze.
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im getting one of this thanks to bd fail, but the water usually wont freeze as its constantly moving.

never heard of anyone using antifreeze in a water chiller.

not so sure on that pump, id go for: http://www.petrastechshop.com/swmcin12pu.html

also you dont use radiators with a water chiller.
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post #5 of 20
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on the fly adjustments so add a temp sensor and adjust accordingly and if you can get 0%humidity you can go -85*f with out condensation. so say my ambient is 72*f my humidity is 30% my dew point will be 38*f which is nice n cold:cool:
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i have one.. for coolant use a 50/50 mix of Propylene glycol and distilled water.. should be good to around -30C.

personally i don't think it can get stuff cold enough.. get 1k+ btu unit instead of that one
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Originally Posted by allupinya;15282403 
im getting one of this thanks to bd fail, but the water usually wont freeze as its constantly moving.

never heard of anyone using antifreeze in a water chiller.

not so sure on that pump, id go for: http://www.petrastechshop.com/swmcin12pu.html

also you dont use radiators with a water chiller.

i was thinking about just getting a strong external pump also i could use the rad to blow cold air into the case
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Originally Posted by insomniac42;15282443 
i was thinking about just getting a strong external pump also i could use the rad to blow cold air into the case

Using a radiator will add heat back into the look, although honestly i don't think it really matters as your using chilled water vs at best ambient.

I plan on keeping my radiator in mine with the chiller.

edit*what kind of clocks are you looking to achieve?
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You're better off with this chiller.

The chiller you linked is a brand I've never seen before. Common chiller brands include JBJ, Oceanic, or Pacific Coast.

No need for a radiator [the chiller takes place of a radiator], but you will need an external pump. The one you linked is submersible. Get something like Pan World or Gen-X.
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