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Would this be able to "Passively" cool a system ?

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Well, I managed to snag this up for about 50 USD at our national "Craigs list".

So for the sake of science and me starting to grow restless and needing more "weird" cooling experiments - Could this cool passively ?

Just for the sake og a whole "No you must not mix metals!" - This is Aluminium with Copper tubing inside.





Holds about 12 liters of fluid.

Width 17 cm
Height 127cm
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What rig? the one in your sig? What is the OC? What pump would you be using? Not knowing anything and taking a wild guess i would say yes with no or low overclock.
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Not the sig rig, sorry should have made that clear.

Got an old server that are being used for 24/7 folding.

Would use my spare MCP35X2 as pump.

Only asking as I hoped someone would have any insight into a passive cooled system - I saw a few Cape Cora systems and always wondered what people ran in those.

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It's not ideal..... PC cooling has water temperature differentials that are low. Ideally, you want lots of thin channels connected to lots of thin, large fins. This looks to be a large radius channel with relatively small, thick fins. You might want to do some back of the napkin calculations on the surface area vs a radiator.

That thing will probably act more like a large reservoir than a radiator.
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/25/13 at 2:49pm
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Looks like a huge version of the zalamns fan less water cooling tower. I can't see why it wouldn't work, however 12 liters is a lot for a PC. Hell, give it a go mate. If you've not heard of, which I'm sure you have, here is a link to the system I'm talking about.

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Zalman-RESERATOR1-V2-Fanless-Water-Cooling-System-wWB5_1438.html
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