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How do i go about Chilling a water loop, IVybridge likes sub ambient temps, and i'm gonna get an ivy and clock it's nuts off., so i need to make my loop colder then it is... on a permenant basis
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Ive heard of people simply putting icecubes (made out of distilled water) into their res. Maybe, if you have a setup with some other type of liquid, make an internal res for the liquid, and an external res you can empty/refill with normal ice?
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post #3 of 14
could always buy a chiller and feet it through the loop tongue.gif
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Just using ice on a normal loop will probably lead to condensation depending on humidity, maybe leading to a short. I've seen people use phase cooling for sub zero 24/7 setups, but I don't now much about that, other than it can be expensive.
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via freezer.(yes food freezer)
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External rad > mini fridge

Cools your rig and your beer!

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post #8 of 14
To cool the water you will need a chiller.

You can buy an aquarium chiller or you could build one yourself. Two options are TEC based (high power draw) or phase change based (possibly noisy).

If you go for TEC based you will need a second loop to cool the hot side of the TECs. I think there are pre-built TEC heat exchangers available, not sure.

Phase based needs a phase change cooler. Essentially you submerge the cold plate in the res, although there is a bit more to it than that.


An easier option is to put a TEC on the CPU. Cooling the water takes a lot of work, but chilling the CPU is fairly easy. You can even buy a TEC water block and controller pre-made. Send a PM to Mindchill or check out his store.



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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post

External rad > mini fridge
Cools your rig and your beer!
-=Gummied GNex=-

epic idea
post #10 of 14
The problem with a mini fridge is it will constantly run and may not be able to keep up.
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