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post #1 of 29
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I thought about this. It might seem eccentric, but it would be the ultimate water cooling and with no pumps to die out and no electricity to wast.

Run a water line from a cold water tap into a waterblock in your PC. Using a PSI regulator to limit the pressure, of course. And then feed the warm water back down into the basement sink. Because you're using the pressure of the water going into your house there is never a need for a pump. And because you are using a steady stream of cold water, you need very little water current.


It might take a lot of adapters, check valves, PSI regulators and good HQ washers but I think it would be an awesome idea if you don't mind your water bill being a little higher.
post #2 of 29
Although in theory it should work, it would also be a massive waste of water.
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Very big bad waste of water, it would be better to use electricity and a pump
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post #4 of 29
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Even if you set the tap to a trickle?

You would be wasting electricity with a water pump, too. So actually you're not wasting water. It's being used to cool. Now having it on when you're not using your computer...that's a waste.
post #5 of 29
this looks so complicated 0_0..

nice idea tho.. really...
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post #6 of 29
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Maybe you could use a closed system instead and use a water pump and set it in another room (the basement). Of course the extra distance the water would have to travel would require a powerful pump. But running through copper piping in a basement would cool it off even more. Think of it as a giant massive heatpipe.
post #7 of 29
you got to make sure all that water is distilled though

and all those pipes are clean!!

hmmm too much piping, more piping = more problems!
at least in a internal pc loop you can see whats going on in your loop, but with that, you could pick up a whole bunch of "muck" from alot of places.
And not know where, plus, imagine something gets in your loop, emptying that loop and refilling it with distilled water all over again, could be a hastle lol.
No electricity to waist??
This loops pump will take up alot of electricity!!
Good idea though....
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post #8 of 29
Isn't tap watter pretty dirty, i mean stuff builds up on your fosset *no idea how to spell that*.

Not to mention the giant waste of water lol.
post #9 of 29
yeah not possible at all, either way you would waste money. do u have any idea what goes into ur tap water at the plant? nothing good, acids, flouride, calcium u really want that building up in ur PC? take one of ur pipes out and look at the inside, it will be black if its white pvc.
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If you have a WELL or however you say it this would work but again its probly not 100% Distilled
    
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