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I know there's more efficient methods of doing this and more efficient refrigerants but I just went around and got a bunch of thrown out systems and put together a chiller. It's a water fountain with its evaporator, a window units compressor, and a dehumidifiers condenser. There was no sizing done just everything is slapped together.

Thought I'd post it for shiggles.





Low:


-16.5f(it's still getting colder) at the suction line.
Evap is even colder by a bit.

That is -26C

You could remove refrigerant and get colder but I'll keep it at 5-10.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/6/15 at 3:31pm
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This stuff is additive, put a load on it and see what she can hold.  :cheers:

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post #3 of 42
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Lmao, insulate mobo in preparation for sub-zero, hook up loop and turn on the pump, water starts pissing out of the fountains evaporator. No refrigerant leak but a water leak, go figure.

Might just take an old window unit apart and build it around a fish small fish tank for the evap. Ughhh
post #4 of 42
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Im going to take the styrofoam off the Evap and just use a 5 gallon bucket as a res, but if that doesn't work, traditional Evap in the dunk tank method.
post #5 of 42
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Worlds most hood chiller setup.

Poor hose insulation? Check.
Almost zero suction line insulation? Check.
Bending contraption to retrofit bucket? Check.
Loud as fu? Check.
Ugly as fu? Check.
95% for fun 5% realistically usable? Check.
Old junked out case? Check.
Using foamies instead of armaflex? lol





Got a 410 good cond window unit, ill probably build a tank around the evap, and enclose in a sound dampened box and use it as a 24/7. This one was just for the lols.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/8/15 at 11:15pm
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Coil gets sub zero(f) but fluid won't go below 20f.

So much for "-50f" antifreeze.

Also I go from 0c to 70c in a stress test even with this chiller, I'm going to go ahead and assume that's from the TIM under the lid and no soldered IHS.

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Booted into Windows @ 5.2GHZ but no amount of vcore will make it stable, and I'm too lazy to research other voltage settings. I usually keep it at 4.8 1.4v LLC2
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/9/15 at 12:02am
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Put in a regular 50/50 blend which is supposed to be less resilient than the RV stuff but it got colder. Fluid is about -12C.

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Temp. doesn't seem to go below 0C. Capped?
post #8 of 42
Nah not capped. You need better fluid. Try 80% methanol and 20% water. Your liquid flow is probably low which results in instant high heat.

-50f on antifreeze is freeze protection. At that temp flow is nothing. Trust me, been there done that. Methanol is thw only way.
Edited by BackwoodsNC - 11/9/15 at 7:24pm
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I don't remember much about flow rates affecting temps all too much other than you want at least 1gpm.

But doesn't that really just apply to regular water cooling? My fluid is sub 20f. Water coming back from the block is pretty much just as cold. Even with a poor flow rate it keeps the block extremely cold and you'd think that wouldn't cause high temp increases that quick. They go from 0c to 60c almost instantly. Within a couple seconds from a load being applied in IBT. I don't see the heat from a processor even reaching the block that quickly much less heat it up to where flow rates would effect it.

The water coming out of the block is 15f right now so it's in fact sub-zero but realtemp(or anything) won't show anything under 32f (0c). I think it is capped.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/10/15 at 3:25pm
post #10 of 42
Delid that processor. Flow rate makes a difference. One more thing is the glycol in that mix isn't good at removing heat.

It should read correctly in the bios at least mine does all the way down to -15f
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