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Without taking apart my loop I came up with this idea.... biggrin.gif







First time I have tried this and it just slightly cooled cPu and GPU a degree or two but felt more stable under load.

My next step over this coming weekend will be to freeze some distilled water and stick it in the bowl and add more distilled water and then open up the plugs on the reservoir to let the chilled water mix in directly with the flow.
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Wrap your tubes in paper towels and put paper towels down anywhere condensation could get then drop.

If the water temp is lower than the air temp condensation can form on the tubes collect and then spill into an electronic device. This has been done... it is usually considered that the danger of condensation, the amount of effort needed to keep the water cool and other reason is why most people won't do this.

But have fun with some xtreme runs!
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

Wrap your tubes in paper towels and put paper towels down anywhere condensation could get then drop.

If the water temp is lower than the air temp condensation can form on the tubes collect and then spill into an electronic device. This has been done... it is usually considered that the danger of condensation, the amount of effort needed to keep the water cool and other reason is why most people won't do this.

But have fun with some xtreme runs!

Actually it is dew point you have to be below to cause condensation...
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No condensation observed with the first experiment as pictured.

I am going to rig my desktop with gravity causing any dew drops to fall away from mother board once I open up the reservoir plugs and let it mix with chilled distilled water.

Seems like an easy way to experiment with chilled water.
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Google a dew point calculator and be sure to have a few accurate temp sensors on hand. Looking forward to results.
   
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what about if you had longer tubes and used a fridge? redface.gif
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what about if you had longer tubes and used a fridge? redface.gif

Sorry but this will not work... Believe it or not they are not made to remove that much heat!!! rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 9
Ha! I wasn't joking either I would nether use water cooling , the Noctua air coolers etc are so close - Old school water electric doesn't mix biggrin.gif
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Best way to do it is to have a fairly large cooler, filled half-way with distilled water and having an "in" and an "out" hose, with possibly a submersible pond pump inside. Also, you need anywhere from a dozen to 3-4 dozen milk gallon containers, fill them all with distilled water (only 60-70% full though), and using the dew point calculations and temp sensors, keep adding them to the cooler until you hit 0.1-0.3C above the dew point while under load (water temp). Once the temp starts to climb, you put those milk jugs back in the freezer and rotate some new ones into the cooler. If you experiment with this a bit, you can actually maintain water temps 1/10th of a degree above the point where condensation will form (UNDER FULL LOAD!) and do so indefinitely.

It's the cheapest and most effective "water chiller" method I know of, that is actually legitimately functional for more than just a few laughs....
   
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