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I understand the frustration on this one. I know deep down the answer is "yes, condensation will occur," but I have had some recent experiences at work that would contradict that claim. I can't go into too much detail, but I can say a device that was running up to 60-70C was not having condensation issues while in a room that was roughly 20C. There is plenty of humidity in the air so I am curious. My head hurts when I go in circles like this.

What I want to know is whether or no you can de-humidify the inside of the freezer to a point that condensation doesn't occur. Remove the moisture from the air, remove the condensation, right? probably not but I can still dream. Technically, condensation shouldn't be an issue as long as the air is clean. What if we take note from the extreme cooling section and just liquid electrical tape the crap out of all of our components? Throw some eraser on there.. some neoprene.. good to go? I'm just spitting out ideas. I feel like there has to be a way this can be done.

How do data centers keep servers in rooms that are cooled to below 50F without having condensation issues?

 

Air conditioners are different from freezers. Air conditioners dehumidify the room constantly and they're usually not in close proximity to the servers. A refrigerator compressor can't handle constant load.

    
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post #22 of 41
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The problem with freezers or fridges isn't condensation, you can protect against that, everyone who uses a sub zero setup knows that. The problem is the compressor that doesn't handle a 24/7 heat load.

If the fridge's compressor doesn't cut it, I wonder if you can just mod a fridge with a commercial grade compressor or something that can. If phase changers use compressors that do handle the heat, I have to imagine that something exists that can handle the entire rig if properly implemented.

To be honest, I have left the idea of silence and I should probably move over to the cooling forum.
post #23 of 41
Overkill is very well but ..
Air cooling the "right" case with something like a Thermalright Macho is quiet enough for most people. Quiet case fans and air flow path does work.

I know I saw an article on a Canadian that runs a radiator outside in the winter time. Whatever.
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Overkill is very well but ..
Air cooling the "right" case with something like a Thermalright Macho is quiet enough for most people. Quiet case fans and air flow path does work.
I know I saw an article on a Canadian that runs a radiator outside in the winter time. Whatever.

In Canada, that would probably work during a cold summer too. tongue.gif Up there it the north, it would work all year long.
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The rad's still use fans to cool the water.

that really depends on how big the rad is. if you have a radiator the size of a car radiator, it wouldn't need a fan because there would be so much surface area that it can be cooled passively. so, essentially if you daisy chain 3 of those phobya 1080 rads, you wouldn't need any fans at all. wrap your pump in some thick fiberglass insulation and you wont hear that either.
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In Canada, that would probably work during a cold summer too. tongue.gif Up there it the north, it would work all year long.

uhm... no it wont biggrin.gif during the winter, you'd have a solid brick of ice and a busted radiator from the ice inside biggrin.gif it might work if you use oil instead of antifreeze tho biggrin.gif
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I wear headphones every time i use my computer so i dont hear my fan's or my fans ;3

same here
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yea I realized that after my post, since i've never built a WC system yet. Iwas too lazy to edit thumb.gif
how do you go about getting complete silence then, is LN2 the only option [freeze that bad boy?]

EXTERNAL water cool, and put the radiators, res, pump, and fans in another part of the room (or a closet) or another room entirely. If you own your own home, depending on where your computer room is, you can either drill a hole in the ceiling, floor or wall, and put the cooling system in an entirely different room. If you are really lucky, you can put the water cooling rig in the basement where it is usually cooler anyway, and have your computer on the first floor of the house ... TOTALLY silent.
post #29 of 41
http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

I still think there are rads though

you could do watercooling and have the pipe run through the freezer through a copper coil.
and then have it come out back to the system.
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Not a long post, just a testimonial of how awesome silence is when you experience it for the first time!
Basically, I used to run all my fans at max speed with the GPU on a very aggressive fan curve to even keep it under 40C at idle. Yesterday, I was bored so I decided to see if running all my case fans on low would make a difference. Of course, there was a lot less noise but my temps weren't really higher! redface.gif I simply couldn't believe it... Now, I'm running all of them at low, my Corsair H60 stock fan is off and only starts if the CPU gets over 75C. It's not passive though because I have the stock rear fan still pulling cool air from the back at low speed and so far, even after a 15 minutes Prime95 test run, the Corsair fan didn't start a single time with my signature overclock. My GPU now keeps the fan at 40% until the temperature reaches 50C since that never happens unless I'm gaming/folding and if I'm doing these things I either wear closed headphones or I'm not on my computer. So far, my GPU temps stayed at about 75C playing GTA IV but that's pretty normal since after 50C, the fan curve is the same. I simply can't believe how small the difference in temperature was compared to the noise reduction...
If you guys have not tried yet, you should just turn down your fans... and enjoy the sound of silence! smile.gif

Save enough money, Get a custom loop for your CPU and GPU, then only use 3 Fans for the rad on low. You will never go above 50C and everything will be silent. My 2500k @ 5ghz was under 55C the whole time.
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