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Hello, my friend got this small fridge, which a computer actually fits in, if i put some plastic and stuff around my comp (so it wont really touch the ice), will that work? (i'm being serious)
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technically yes, it would work, although there's other things to consider like the drives, the power cable, etc before you just throw it in a refridgerator and run it...also note it would be fairly stressful on the fridge itself since they're made mostly to maintain a cool temprature not actively cool something that gets hot...refridgerators in general have de-humidifiers built in, but it's also something to consider since any condensation inside your computer could be very very bad
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Wow, imagine warm beer!
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lol, the fridge could actually be used for this, . got no beer or anything in it. atm ()
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It won't work. As saiamne said, fridge's are not designed to continually and actively cool, but rather to maintain temperature. You wouldn't have to worry about condensation, as condensation only forms when something is colder than the dew point of the surrounding air. If a computer is warmer than the surrounding air, condensation does not form (does it form when you turn on the AC? ). Here again, tho, even a full-size fridge couldn't not combat the massive and continual heat output of a computer.
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Originally Posted by NoAffinity
It won't work. As saiamne said, fridge's are not designed to continually and actively cool, but rather to maintain temperature. You wouldn't have to worry about condensation, as condensation only forms when something is colder than the dew point of the surrounding air. If a computer is warmer than the surrounding air, condensation does not form (does it form when you turn on the AC? ). Here again, tho, even a full-size fridge couldn't not combat the massive and continual heat output of a computer.
I wouldnt put a puter in the fridge, but I WOULD put my radiator in a small fridge. You'd have to seal the entry/egress for the hoses, but have read reviews where it works great. AND, it doesnt heat up the beer.
    
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I wouldnt put a puter in the fridge, but I WOULD put my radiator in a small fridge. You'd have to seal the entry/egress for the hoses, but have read reviews where it works great. AND, it doesnt heat up the beer.
if the water got too cold though it would cause condensation on the tubing
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If you put your comp in the fridge then you would have to take off the case panels. This will prevent condensation.
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sorry off topic, anybody know where you can get liquid nitrogen
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoAffinity
It won't work. As saiamne said, fridge's are not designed to continually and actively cool, but rather to maintain temperature. You wouldn't have to worry about condensation, as condensation only forms when something is colder than the dew point of the surrounding air. If a computer is warmer than the surrounding air, condensation does not form (does it form when you turn on the AC? ). Here again, tho, even a full-size fridge couldn't not combat the massive and continual heat output of a computer.
In stead of a full-size fridge why no go to your loacal grocery store and put your computer in their industrial meat locker.
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