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Its not counter productive if I can turn my rad fans off

Fan switch will be easier than the flow switch somebody else suggested earlier in the thread.... would be nice to switch the rads out of the circuit... but maybe too much work. I will do a bunch of dry run mock builds to see what might be best. It's going to be fun to watch and optimise.

I think I will have at least 2 temp probes in the coolant and will aim for slightly sub-ambient. 5C sub ambient if my... room temp is 22 to 27 should be OK. Not too much since I don't want to bother with condensation in this build.

All I want to do is build a bit more cooling power into the coolant on the extreme temps... and get above 5Ghz stable.
    
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I took a guess at the 5C sub-ambient target being safe for avoiding condensation. I found a condensation threshold calculator on the web and it turns out 5C is very safe....

Its not my room temp that I need to consider as 'ambient', its hot spots in my case. At low relative humidity (30%) and 27C case temps (worst case) I can hit 8C and not worry about condensation!!! Woohooo... this will be fun
    
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Looks cold... fits the tube size I hope to use:


What should I hook it up to??
    
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How bout we pair it with this for a start:

    
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Flash- I have been experimenting with a mini-fridge chiller. My thread is in the cooling experiments section and labeled "A Cooling Experiment". Good luck with your setup and I'm interested to see what kind of a difference it makes.

About chillers in general, I came across a site that sells drinking fountain chillers. I found it interesting to read the specs on them. I would like to find an old cheap one to experiment with. Site is here: http://www.usadrinkingfountainparts...._Chillers.html
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Hi Walker

Yes, I have seen your thread.... cool. Very cool

Mini-fridges take lots of skill. I have two left thumbs.... I need easy. Plus I'm not trying to get my coolant as low as most fridge rigs. Originally I just wanted to include a small peltier in the loop to scrub off some extra heat. Not as a cpu cooler, just as an additional heat scrubber. Again, I have no build skills so I went for easy: some of the lower end aquarium chillers are peltier based

So, lets see how it ends up.....

Cheers,

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This is not an aquarium chiller but actually a beer flash cooler for bars: http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=613635

Looks highly effective however probably expensive and the cooler is as big as the whole computer case.
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Very cool... but if you used a 'flash' beer cooler, it would mean that somewhere in the world, beer is going uncooled!!! That would be a crime
    
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I think the 5405 is a very good RAID controller:

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Better than hamsters in a treadmill:
    
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