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I'm not exactly what you would consider an expert at watercooling. Honestly I know very little. I am aware that WC setups have a radiator which chills the water. I was wondering if anyone has tried spraying the radiator with N2O (Nitrous Oxide) or Methanol Alcohol or even chilled water, not alot just a fine mist. I got the idea from turbocharge vehicles, some of which allows the driver to spray N20, water, etc onto the intercooler. Would this work?
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It seems that it would have to be a constant spray? or is it intermitant? Also how would one control the over-spray? would it (the spray device) be in an enclosed chamber?

An intriguing thought for sure...
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The spray nozzle can be triggered by a fan controller with an alarm. When temperatures of the case reaches a certain point, rather than sounding an alarm, the device can trigger the spray nozzle to activate.
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post #4 of 9
Probably could be a good way of cooling the cooler... but if the water mist got into the case, short circuits could occur.

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If u could cycle the water and make it so it isnt hazardous to your circuitry then u should be fine. Good idea.
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Yes it would work...in theory. The problem is that the air being worked with is ambient and unpressurized so the cooling agent needs to be something like the N2O that would have a very rapid evaporation (phase shift) rate in room temps. Then it would lower the temp of the air going through the rad and you would have your cooling effect. The big down side as Syrillian has pointed out is that you would need an endless supply, not to mention the noxious effects of all that gas now in the room. This is basically what your phase change systems do but the medium is within an enclosed pressurized system (as I understand it).
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Originally Posted by FaLLeNAn9eL
I'm not exactly what you would consider an expert at watercooling. Honestly I know very little. I am aware that WC setups have a radiator which chills the water. I was wondering if anyone has tried spraying the radiator with N2O (Nitrous Oxide) or Methanol Alcohol or even chilled water, not alot just a fine mist. I got the idea from turbocharge vehicles, some of which allows the driver to spray N20, water, etc onto the intercooler. Would this work?
The easiest thing is to set your rad in a bucket of ice water...But you have to insulate like your setting up a pelt..There are a few alternate cooling ideas about half way down on this link...The rad generally doesn't get as hot as a inter-cooler, so alcohol would'nt vaporize on contact, and it could get more then just a little dangerous...Info: I've Tuned, Tweaked and Over Clocked my PC, What Other Improvements Can I Make? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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Hmm, the N2O might be a problem. The system would not be spraying a constant mist of water, more like short bursts when necessary. After reading some comments I realize how much detail i lacked. The water mist and the radiator would be in a seperate case, and the water thats sprayed would be recycled. The bucket of iced water sounds like it would work wonders but its too much trouble having to replace the ice and draining the water.

Sorry if this is a waste of time, an idea just clicked and I figure I'd write about it.

Heres a picture of what i had in mind.
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Originally Posted by FaLLeNAn9eL
Hmm, the N2O might be a problem. The system would not be spraying a constant mist of water, more like short bursts when necessary. After reading some comments I realize how much detail i lacked. The water mist and the radiator would be in a seperate case, and the water thats sprayed would be recycled. The bucket of iced water sounds like it would work wonders but its too much trouble having to replace the ice and draining the water.

Sorry if this is a waste of time, an idea just clicked and I figure I'd write about it.

Heres a picture of what i had in mind.
No idea is a waste of time. Who knows what may come of this catalyst... Maybe it won't be you, maybe it will be someone else that builds upon this idea and comes up with a really cool product...Oh! and get a whole boat load of cash too
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