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No no no, this is not a troll thread.

This is what I want to do.

When I build my parents computer (when they're ready to finally pay $300), I'm getting their socket 478 cpu. I already have an Aopen motherboard that allows for overclocking to swap the cpu and gpu into it.

This is what I was thinking.

Instead of overclocking, I'm going to underclock the processor to the point that I can run it with ice cubes and benchmark it on Windows XP that's installed on it.

I'd obviously have to livestream myself doing it because that's what everyone on overclock is all about when it comes to weird things like this lol.

But, is this possible? I was thinking about making a tube like they have the liquid nitrogen to put the ice into, but then I thought about water and how am I supposed to be able to empty out the water when I need to?

Anybody got any ideas? Please don't just comment with "no" or something stupid lol, I actually want to try this for the lulz plus it sounds like fun and gives me a cheap way to mess around with hardware.

Thanks!
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I say condensation would like to have words with you....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brulf;15336426 
I say condensation would like to have words with you....

True, there's gotta be some way around it though :/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brulf;15336426 
I say condensation would like to have words with you....

This, i was going to say, i think no matter the heatsink, you will get condensation which might accumulate on the mobo and bam, bye bye.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz;15336447 
This, i was going to say, i think no matter the heatsink, you will get condensation which might accumulate on the mobo and bam, bye bye.

get some insulation stuff the pros use?

I'm all in favor of this. I actually wanna see someone do this, woiuld be awesome.
     
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post #6 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz;15336447 
This, i was going to say, i think no matter the heatsink, you will get condensation which might accumulate on the mobo and bam, bye bye.

True, on the bottom no matter way it's going to build up I think. I was thinking about covering the mobo in some material but then I remembered that the bottom would be touching the cpu.

I might try some other weird cooling experiment on it that's cheap, because I don't have the money to be spending on dry ice/ liquid nitrogen.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv;15336468 
get some insulation stuff the pros use?

I'm all in favor of this. I actually wanna see someone do this, woiuld be awesome.

I would have no idea how to do that on this kind of project without a guide though lmao.

Edit: I found this..

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/924/2/

But I still think the cpu would get wet..
Edited by BloodyRory - 10/16/11 at 7:42pm
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post #7 of 10
Run the CPU over 100C and the water will insta evaporate and no condensation will occur =D

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXh_Nfom96o[/ame]
Edited by Neokolzia - 10/18/11 at 2:48pm
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post #8 of 10
get a 2nd hand wcing loop.. put rad into a bucket full of ice smile.gif

^ best way todo it..
    
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I think your cheapest solution would be ducting cold outside air to right over the HSF on the cpu. Use 6" flexduct, you can get $25Ft for around $15 at Home Depot. I live in the Chicago area too and used to do this all the time before getting into phase. You have from Nov through March with the coldest temps in late Dec through early Feb. Now I use a modded a/c for testing cpu's on air and providing spot cooling for the mobo and gpu's.

You could also make a ghetto Dice tube using a 2" copper end cap and 10" section of tubing. Home Depot or Ace Hardware might sell you a short section of 2" copper. Total cost maybe around $20. Then just make a hold down out of wood or something. It's not too hard to find Dry Ice.. I think some Meijer stores sell it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodyRory;15336398 
Anybody got any ideas? Please don't just comment with "no" or something stupid lol, I actually want to try this for the lulz plus it sounds like fun and gives me a cheap way to fry my hardware.

Thanks!

Fixed!

And you're welcome! cool.gif
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