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Okay... So I dig a deep hole a put a pipe in there... Now I have access to cool air...I could make it a closed loop system and pump the hot air down there.. Now if CPU's were only donut shaped...

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what's the donut gotta do with anything? lol
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post #3 of 9
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what's the donut gotta do with anything? lol
Imagine it! you could attach a copper pipe to both sides and have an intake and exhaust manifolds that lent themselves to airflow and cpu surface contact
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Im not so sure about air cooling this way, but there have been success stories of people using underground pipes to cool water. The reason why I'm not so sure about air is that it it doesn't give up its heat very well.
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Im not so sure about air cooling this way, but there have been success stories of people using underground pipes to cool water. The reason why I'm not so sure about air is that it it doesn't give up its heat very well.
Good point.. Harder to pump, too... Edit: Water is harder to pump....

Also... If you had a donut CPU, horizontally mounted with a VERY TALL flue on top (out the roof), you could connect a U-shaped pipe to the bottom of it... The kick is that the U is 30ft or so across.... the bottom of the U would be buried many feet below the ground and the far end of it is the intake.. which would collect outside air... the flue would pull the air through the system.. only if it were tall enough though
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RE: Geothermal...

I started a thread once upon a time which discussed the energy crisis in California and how the public utility providers were cutting Watt/hour costs drastically late at night. This was a move to try and convince companies to come up with new A/C systems.

One company came up with this: Create a large, heavily insulated, icebox filled with water and a radiator. Which you bury below the building to keep in the the earth natural thermocline of 72degrees ( I think). Anyway, late at night, a big fridge unit kicks in and freezes the block of water solid. The coolant in the radiator (anti-freeze of course) is ready to be fed to large evaporator units to cool the entire building down during the day.

Turns out, the cost of the unit, maintenance, etc.. And the lowered cost of energy at night lowers the eletrical cost by 10% or so. BUT, the actual Watt/hours are cut in half during the peak demand during the day. Good stuff.

Anyway, another twist on your idea.
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post #7 of 9
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RE: Geothermal...

I started a thread once upon a time which discussed the energy crisis in California and how the public utility providers were cutting Watt/hour costs drastically late at night. This was a move to try and convince companies to come up with new A/C systems.

One company came up with this: Create a large, heavily insulated, icebox filled with water and a radiator. Which you bury below the building to keep in the the earth natural thermocline of 72degrees ( I think). Anyway, late at night, a big fridge unit kicks in and freezes the block of water solid. The coolant in the radiator (anti-freeze of course) is ready to be fed to large evaporator units to cool the entire building down during the day.

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Anyway, another twist on your idea.
That's pretty sweet! Thanks
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Yeah, I heard about that before, but I've only heard about it once before this, so it obviously hasn't been noticed very much :/
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Yeah, this idea has worked well commercially, but with a lot of cost outlay. For a business the payback time is relatively short, but this is not true for the average homeowner.
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