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Hey all,

Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?
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Hey all,

Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?
what?

If you want anything cooler your going to have to build it yourself or get a phase change unit. I've never seen a place thats sells refrigerator units for water cooling kits. keep in mind if you use a AC unit your gona pay serious electric bills.
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Hey all,

Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?

You could buy a small portable AC unit on wheels. They sell them at Home Depot and Lowes, etc. They vent hot air from the AC unit to the outside via a hose you have to put out your window. Anyway, you can simply place the ac unit in your room and run it or direct it toward the water radiators. They run about 500-1000$
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You could buy a small portable AC unit on wheels. They sell them at Home Depot and Lowes, etc. They vent hot air from the AC unit to the outside via a hose you have to put out your window. Anyway, you can simply place the ac unit in your room and run it or direct it toward the water radiators. They run about 500-1000$
for that you mine as well get phase, and save your money on utilitys for running that ac unit...
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for that you mine as well get phase, and save your money on utilitys for running that ac unit...

Not necessarily. He may have a hot room. This would be a nice way to cool it down. Could run it during the the hottest part of the day and shut it down the rest of the time. The nice thing about portable AC units...especially small ones, is they de-humidify as they cool. So you don't have to go through all the effort of sealing your mainboard against condensation.

EDIT: Take a look, 350$:
http://www.compactappliance.com/xq/J...t/ALP9000E.htm

315$

http://www.air-conditioners-america...._term=WA-1010E
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yea they aren't even that much any more either. I have seen them for $350-400 for about a 7500 - 8500 unit. Look around, now is a pretty good time to get one too because all the stores are running sales to get them out of their stock rooms.
    
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yea they aren't even that much any more either. I have seen them for $350-400 for about a 7500 - 8500 unit. Look around, now is a pretty good time to get one too because all the stores are running sales to get them out of their stock rooms.

Yeah...if you buy on the web...get free shipping or you are toast. Or, look locally. I saw a couple around 400$ with free shipping.
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Well there are options.... Like the simple water chiller. Take a ~$100 a/c wall unit and take it apart. get a cooler and fill with denatured alcohol and stick the evap part of the ac in the cooler with it. Simple... There are other little things to do as well such as insulating and such. Or seaxh junkyards and scrapyards for water fountains and strip it down
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post #9 of 45
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Not necessarily. He may have a hot room. This would be a nice way to cool it down. Could run it during the the hottest part of the day and shut it down the rest of the time. The nice thing about portable AC units...especially small ones, is they de-humidify as they cool. So you don't have to go through all the effort of sealing your mainboard against condensation.

Im not saying it cant work. I'm saying for 500 bucks you can get a phase change unit thats more effective. Even if you run those units everyday durring the hottest part of the day you will double your electricity bill. Over time it adds up.
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Well there are options.... Like the simple water chiller. Take a ~$100 a/c wall unit and take it apart. get a cooler and fill with denatured alcohol and stick the evap part of the ac in the cooler with it. Simple... There are other little things to do as well such as insulating and such

Yeah, get a used window mount ac unit and tear that sucker apart! 50$.
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