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A 7970 will need much much more cooling than the CPU, with a 270w TDP and taking out even more once overclocked It's quite the monstrous amount of heat.

Rated for 270, I don't think they really give off that much when at full load, I had 2 of them + a 3770k @ 5.2 running through water using only 2 360mm rads with no fans on, Max temp after 12 hours of gaming at 2560x1440/120 was 55C.
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post #22 of 27
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A 7970 will need much much more cooling than the CPU, with a 270w TDP and taking out even more once overclocked It's quite the monstrous amount of heat.

Things aren't always that simple. Look how well an H50 performs as a GPU cooler vs CPU cooler. Meh as a CPU cooler, but quite impressive as a GPU cooler, yet the GPU has significantly higher TDP. When it comes to heat, power, TDP, things aren't always black and white...
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post #23 of 27
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The fridge as it was during its last few days as a fridge we actually a freezer. We had it in our basement and put beer in there when we had people over, and hot damn could it freeze beer in less than an hour. I feel like this might have enough cooling power to help me.

If not this pump might still be viable to use in a 2-stage system. Say water blocks/TEC's on the chips and this to cool the rad/back of TEC's? I know I've heard of people making systems like that?
    
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post #24 of 27
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Things aren't always that simple. Look how well an H50 performs as a GPU cooler vs CPU cooler. Meh as a CPU cooler, but quite impressive as a GPU cooler, yet the GPU has significantly higher TDP. When it comes to heat, power, TDP, things aren't always black and white...

Intresting, I have seen some H50 mods for GPU's and do think they are effective, but then again if I think of all factors I can only agree, it would be worth the try subbing to see developments/results.
post #25 of 27
Unless you filled the fridge with water, chilled the water, then used it for benchmarking once every 6 hours, I fear the computer would overpower the thermal and cooling capacity of the fridge.
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Unless you filled the fridge with water, chilled the water, then used it for benchmarking once every 6 hours, I fear the computer would overpower the thermal and cooling capacity of the fridge.

I took the fridge apart, it is just the compressor now (with a few lines from it). I understand a fridge is made to keep cool, not to cool. But the compressor and cooling system WAS made to cool. I just need to figure out how much it was made to cool.

If it can dissipate enough watts, then maybe I can slap an evap on it and roll. If it cannot, maybe I can get the proper size TEC and cool the back of the TEC. Though I think I got this backwards, I think TEC's put out MORE heat on their backside than just CPU alone; essentially TEC just move the heat a few cm away from CPU.

So the first think I need to do is fire this bad boy up.
    
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post #27 of 27
I had one custom built by SDumper. Not a whole lot of detailed info but it does list the compressor he used and I believe mine handles a 300w load if I'm not mistaken. Still works and currently have it connected to my 3930k although the highest clock I can hit on the chip is 5.25GHz which I can do with ease on ambient water... frown.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/795416/build-log-canis-x/0_30
   
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