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    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!
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    Failed once before WON'T WORK!!!!
  • 36% (13)
    Terrible Waste of Good Beer Space!!!
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post #1 of 42
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OK here's the deal I have a little sports cooler or mini fridge just sitting around the pad. What if I were to run my radiator and fans inside the fridge and use alcohol as the liquid seeing that this fridge can freeze beer solid. Just run a 1/2" drill through the side and voila.
post #2 of 42
The fridge won't be able to handle the constant heat being added to the system.

EDIT: Voted for waste of beer space, =P
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post #3 of 42
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The fridge won't be able to handle the constant heat being added to the system.
ya, it will more then likley kill your compressor in the fridge rather quickly
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post #4 of 42
Well.... that's the case when you place the rig in the fridge.

When you just lead the tubes through the fridge, it might actually work.

Of course, if you overheat the fridge too much, the compressor will give out eventually.... but if that fridge is a spare... worht a try
    
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post #5 of 42
Might cause condensation then you know what happens after.
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post #6 of 42
The computer itself is NOT in the fridge

Only the tubes of the watercooling system (or rather, alcohol cooling) are led through it.. Yes, if the liquid inside the tubes is chilled too much, there might indeed be condensation on the outside of the tubes. You might want to watch out for that,.
    
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post #7 of 42
if it's a spare fridge i'd say go for it! but 1. might kill ur fridge quickly. and 2. having the rad in there is probly too much but maybe putting brassfittings in the sides of it then use copper pipe(i'm thinking of like the stuff in a coil.) and run that in there then back out.


oh also. won't alcohol corrode the pumps and stuff? and isn't the normal liquid mostly anti-freeze already?
post #8 of 42
I say it should be attempted, for glory and honor etc.

Post pics along the way.
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post #9 of 42
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no water will be in the system that is why I thought alcohol would be a good secondary liquid it has a very high freezing temp from what I've seen.
post #10 of 42
DO IT!!! IT will work!! just use i higher % of antifreeze to make sure the coolant doesent freeze up inside the rad.
I did a similar thing by placing my rad ouside in winter, mind you im in canada it was -15 ave without windchill!!!
And it brought my temps way down!!!
Be aware that when you switch off your pc, the water in the rad will be still i most for sure will freeze up in there, so pc off=mini fridge off!!
Dont forget!!! all the coolant frozen solid in there will totally block the flow! you dont want some tubing lines coming off do you!!!
As for the coolant mix, it depends what pump you using, with a high flow pump the water wi;; move much too fast through the rad to freeze, but just incase add some 5-10% anti freeze.
I say go for it!!!! It will work!!

EDIT: you can use alcohol but i wouldent, if you are test all your parts and research it more. Test your parts as in if there will be any chemical reactions and such. Just use a water based mixed. Much easier.
BTW The freezing point of alcohol is - 114°C
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