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High Ambient temps and water cooling--is it doable?

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Background:

I have a motorhome (an older model with no slide-outs) and the wife and I want to travel more in the US. Some of that will be in warmer climates, say 100+F in the summer. I would want to take my "servers" with me so I could work. They are currently air-cooled.

I'm thinking that I could mount the systems into one of the lower storage areas (called a "basement") and add water-cooling to keep them going in the warm weather. These are not overclocked (yet) and probably won't be for a while. My question is whether or not this is even do-able? Or to put it another way, will water-cooling allow me to keep my systems cool in 100+F temps? They would only be used once parked and can add venting to the storage area as well as big rads. Because they would be outside, fan noise would not be an issue.

TIA

Bill W
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Even with water you won't be able to cool the chips below ambient - the only difference will they will run cooler than if they were on air. thumb.gif
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You could get a loop with an outdoor rad. I've found all weather (-40c to 90c), all metal, 120VAC Mechatronics fans. Then get yourself a phobya 1080 and mount the nine fans. All you'd be missing is a protective plenum, mounting system and some holes for the tubes to pass through the motorhome (has to be outside or you'll have to change the name to motoroven). I'd also use QDC's incase you want to get an indoor setup, that way they are easy to take apart (without losing the loop already in place) and transport.

If you do this you are OBLIGED to start a build log and take pics.

Edit: Also, Iwaki pumps. wink.gif
Edited by Rognin - 10/29/12 at 5:18pm
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