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For years I've tinkered with the idea of geothermal cooling, it was finally time to execute.

Although a small scale attempt, so far results are promising.

There are three separate loops, each containing only 50 ft of copper pipe burried over 4 feet deep. Currently two PCs are connected to loops 1 and 3 and eventually my server will connect to loop 2. Copper connections are sheilded by PVC, within the PVC is the first layer of insulation for the hose connecting to the copper. Soon additional insulation will wrap the exposed PVC, still trying to figure out exactly what I want to use for this.

Two MCP-355's are able to move water at a more than acceptable flow rate through 20ft of hose and 50 ft of copper.

At this time I do not have my water temp sensors in place but CPU temps are 20C on the AMD rig, and 28C on the Intel.






















Edited by rpm666 - 11/8/11 at 12:23pm
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imagine trying to explain that to some one that comes to ur house. hey what are those tubes for? there to cool my PC,s ......?

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amazing idea...
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Does the temp drop when it rains?
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My neighbors have seen plenty of wierd crap hanging out my windows over the last few years, this is just quieter.

Who knows Scorpion, system has been up and running for only a few hours.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post
Does the temp drop when it rains?
Looks like temps drop about a degree or two when it rains.

Currently stable on the i7@4.5 with a 28C idle and 44C load.

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I've always wanted to do this...I even started to once, but my wife wouldn't let me drill holes in the wall of the house

So I did a gallon res sitting in the sump of my house instead...worked pretty well too, but in the end it was too much of a hassel for me to keep going.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/8/11 at 12:34pm
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I've always wanted to do this...I even started to once, but my wife wouldn't let me drill holes in the wall of the house

So I did a gallon res sitting in the sump of my house instead...worked pretty well too, but in the end it was too much of a hassel for me to keep going.
She has to leave the house sometime....
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A guy I work with asked me about a geothermal loop a few months back after I showed him my build. That got me thinking, and once I purchase a house in the next few months, I will be doing this as well
 
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