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It won't work. The compressor in a mini-fridge is considered a "half-duty" cycle. Its meant to keep things cold and not remove heat. It this "half-duty" compressor runs continously it will burn out in a couple of days. It simply cannot keep up with the amount of thermal heat from the motherboard as well as the cpu.
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post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by That_guy3 View Post
my father is a truck driver, and he worked 18hour shifts and always left it on. he is usually gone for several weeks at a time
Fridges are designed to cool an item once. Once it reaches that cool point, it shuts itself off, and then if it starts warming up, it turns on again. If you keep adding heat, the motor can't keep up, and it will have to run constantly to try to cool, even though it won't cool sufficiently. Eventually the motor will burn itself out.
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post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
2) Stryofoam idea was posted last week. It will either burn or an electric discharge will kill your PC.
by me if your wondering


and its not worth it
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post #14 of 42
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do you think there is a TEC in the fridge?

http://www.cooler-store.com/coleman_..._1385_prd1.htm
Coleman Powerchill Thermoelectric Cooler

I would say yes, there is definitely a TEC in fridge.
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These threads come up about once a week.

No.
QFT.
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LOL this is another one of those threads with ideas of using a fridge to cool the cpu.

AT least this thread is a little different and instead of putting the radiator in the fridge, they want to put the whole computer inside.

where do people get the idea of computer when they see a mini fridge. lol it just never ceases to amaze me.

lol do some research on ocn and see how many threads with mini fridge and keeping the computer cool come up.
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LOL this is another one of those threads with ideas of using a fridge to cool the cpu.

AT least this thread is a little different and instead of putting the radiator in the fridge, they want to put the whole computer inside.

where do people get the idea of computer when they see a mini fridge. lol it just ceases to amaze me.

lol do some research on ocn and see how many threads with mini fridge and keeping the computer cool come up.
Pretty funny huh! I'm going to copy and paste my answer into a notepad and save it. Then I'll just copy it to the future "mini-fridge" threads as my answer. lol.
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Pretty funny huh! I'm going to copy and paste my answer into a notepad and save it. Then I'll just copy it to the future "mini-fridge" threads as my answer. lol.
lolzzzz!
I think I'm gonna see if I can take the tec out... hmmm
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post #19 of 42
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lolzzzz!
I think I'm gonna see if I can take the tec out... hmmm
....you don't have WC, so what are you going to cool the hotside with?

Hope you don't plan to cool the other side with a stock air heatsink...
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....you don't have WC, so what are you going to cool the hotside with?

Hope you don't plan to cool the other side with a stock air heatsink...
never!
I might have to get some cheap water cooling
since I have $70 coming my way in a couple days. I was originally gonna get me a Gemini II
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