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Anyway I was thinking of the concept of a slush box, if my idea of a slush box is right, please tell me in your replies, slush box = a refrigerator with a tub of water in it, all you do is drop the radiator in the tub of water, giving you better temps.

Well if thats not what a slushbox is, can someone please explain to me what it really is.

My idea was, actually it was mentioned on this forum but I just wanted to throw it out, Getting a mini-fridge, drolling holes in the walls, 2 holes, entrance water flow and exit, and just put the radiator in the minifridge on normal fridge temperatures, maybe keep cold pop cans in there to help the fridge hold the temps, or just some medium, like a block of aluminum on a lower tray, I think they would help the fridge do its job easier and not just die out early...has anyone tried this, is there a thread somewhere out there of someone trying this...My theory on this is to not get Sub-Zero temps but just a little bit above freezing, like 5-10C.

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If you've got the money to try it, go for it. Theres really no way of telling how long it'll hold out since there's a constant heat source, like leaving the door open, but probably not as harsh.

I'd suggest finding a used one, use some type of metal container for the water to go into, also put the res right before exiting the mini-fridge.
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A slushbox is a insulated cooler with your radiator in it. Then you fill the box with water and ice. Cover up the top with the normal lid and feed the hoses through holes. or whatever. I don't think a slush box has a phase cooler component. This is just a cheap and dirty way to reall chill down your water temps.
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A slushbox is a phase system setup to have your evap chilling your res and then dropping a rad in your res.
    
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A slushbox is a phase system setup to have your evap chilling your res and then dropping a rad in your res.
Ah.... Then what do they call the bucket O ice? Bucket O ice?
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Ah.... Then what do they call the bucket O ice? Bucket O ice?

Yep !!! Hey Franken have you tried the dimples and pancakes yet?
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this is a tried and tested method its not phase change or water cooling its both. make sure you use antifreeze in your slush box though because the rad will ice up which is bad cos u want your mix to flow
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