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I have a question for the boffins. I don’t have a clue when it comes to thermodynamics. I want to combine my old hobby with my new one. I used to keep a marine tank with fish and corals but close it down as I didn’t have time to maintain it. I still have one piece of equipment left. The chiller used to keep 450l water at a flow rate of about 1000L/H at a constant 27 deg C . The reason it was needed as I had 500W of metal halide lighting which produces a lot of heat.

I want to use it in a cooling loop in place of a radiator. I just did a test and it took 38 seconds to get 800ml of water from 22C to 21C. Would this kind of cooling be ok to run an i7 2600K. The chiller was around 4 500 ZAR (560 US$) but will not sell for much second hand.
Another reason is it is less noisy than fans and well because I can!! (At least I think I can)

If anyone can shed some light I will be more than happy

Link http://www.hailea.com/e-hailea/product1/HC-150A.htm
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Another reason is it is less noisy than fans and well because I can!! (At least I think I can)
It will buzz like a fridge.
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It will buzz like a fridge.
That aside . Do the numbers work ?
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Careful of condensation. Just stay above the dew point.
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That aside . Do the numbers work ?
Good point , will do that. It is quite nifty as it kicks in if the temp is 1 degree above the preset temp and cuts out at the preset temp. Thinking of that it may just be going on and off too oftern....
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MartinHal, you have used one of these, do you think such a thing would be capable of pumping its water 60feet total distance (30 each way) , and a 4 foot height differerances?

say for the purpose of shoving the working unit outside in a weather protected but ventilated box for operation, and sending the water inside to cool the computer?
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It is rated for 2.2A at 115v so that means it uses 253w.

If you account for pump power consumption and efficiency loss, I am guessing this thing can actively pump 140-180w of thermal energy out of the water.

An overclocked 2600K can hit 200w+ so I would say no for long-term loads.


Someone want to confirm my guesstimations?
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It has no pump so will get a pump for that purpose. Was thinking of plumbing it to another room. Have a HAF932 so run tubing out.
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1/10th hp might be enough in a closed system to get what you need done, just might have to eliminate the Res.


In an open system, you would likely need closer to 1hp to go the 4 feet of head.

This looks like it is just the chiller, you will still need a pump. You can do anything you want if you have a big enough pump.

http://hvac.amickracing.com/Boilers/...ump%20Head.pdf
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It is rated for 2.2A at 115v so that means it uses 253w.

If you account for pump power consumption and efficiency loss, I am guessing this thing can actively pump 140-180w of thermal energy out of the water.

An overclocked 2600K can hit 200w+ so I would say no for long-term loads.


Someone want to confirm my guesstimations?
2600K will never hit over 200W. 920 in the other had yes. A typical overcloked 2600K hits about 120W-150W.
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