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This is a midly joking post, but slightly serious.

I realize these are pretty expensive, but for someone who wanted no compromises has anyone ever looked at in-line chillers? I'm an aquarium person so I have always looked over these, they are mainly used in saltwater aquariums where the high powered lights heat the water too much.


Cheap Chiller

The cheapest ones are about 260, and they go up from there. I dont know how many BTU's you need to cool in a computer system, so I dont know how large of a chiller you would need to be effective. They make some pretty massive chillers that use standard hose sizes.
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seems intersting, but you would get a pelter for that price, nice idea, tho i have no idea if it'll work ok.
    
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I actually think it would be cheaper to buy a small window AC unit and turn it into a water chiller (slush box) than to buy that. The slush box probably works better as well.

Good eye though, just really expensive lol.
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Yeah I'm a little rusty on my energy conversion, but looking around the net I found that 1485 BTU is equal to about 430 Watt/hours.

hmmm...not sure, would be interesting to try it though.
    
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If you had a case large enough, and if you were willing to tear the power adapter apart/change the power connectors to run off the PSU, it just might be worth looking into.
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