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A use for an airconditioner?

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Has anyone seen anyone make a cooler (or modify a water cooled system) out of a modified air conditioner? I have one I wouldn't mind slicing and dicing to keep things chilly.
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1Ton AC + Air Duct to side panel of PC = High Electric bill/Very Low Temps

However, No I personally havent seen this done.
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you can do it i believe, and i believe you can take the radiator from an AC unit in a phase unit..
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That would be awesome if I could. Just can't see spending a grand on a phase system....
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You can take the parts out and replace the rad with a smaller one to make a Phase cooler, a lot of soldering/brazing involved. Plus you would need some extra parts~ and somebody to fill it after you modified it all, but it would give you sub 0 temps.

It would probably be in the 200-300$ range to modify one- would require a lot of work and know-how.

I'd suggest buying one because I believe OCZ is coming out with a cheap one soon with a target price of 300$.
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Any guides out there on the web or systems who have done it? Haven't seen anything yet..
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post #7 of 12
ahh i think you can fill it with r134 if you want and do it your self,

an easier option is to make a chiller, there are several how to s here i think that show how, it takes a little modding and you gotta messwitht the temp controller but it can be done

or strip the thing for its comperessor and make a phase but that takes a little research and some time
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post #8 of 12
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thanks guys I will poke around.... I am fully addicted to getting my temp down... for cheap
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post #10 of 12
Look around for info on home made" Slush Boxes" you can make one of those with an AC unit to...
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