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Instead of using fans to cool the radiator, the radiator itself is a mini fridge that chills the liquid stored in it. Is there that type of water cooling setup? I'm thinking in hot places where room temperature never goes below 80F wouldn't the radiator that holds the liquid warm up as well, along with the CPU/GPU warming up the liquid with each pass?
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NO NO NO NO NO.

This has been asked more times than I can count. The compressor in refrigerators are simply not designed for keeping up with heat. They are designed to run for a short period of time, then cut out. Not to keep up with a 200w+ heat load.

With that said, there are water chillers. This is using a window ac unit evaporator to chill water down, which you then use to pump through the loop. This works quite well, but is also very bulky and loud. You also have to worry about insulation as large amounts of condensation will form.
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TnB= Gir is right. Even you somehow managed to get such type of system then condensation will kill your system
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NO NO NO NO NO.

This has been asked more times than I can count. The compressor in refrigerators are simply not designed for keeping up with heat. They are designed to run for a short period of time, then cut out. Not to keep up with a 200w+ heat load.

With that said, there are water chillers. This is using a window ac unit evaporator to chill water down, which you then use to pump through the loop. This works quite well, but is also very bulky and loud. You also have to worry about insulation as large amounts of condensation will form.
Enough said. If you want good temps, just go water cooling . Or go extreme and use some phase or something exotic like that .
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Isn't this basically what this is. A water chiller, using TEC's.

http://www.coolitsystems.com/index.p...=59&Itemid=184
    
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An extremely underpowered water chiller, yes. I know guys with water chillers that hold overclocked Q6600s at sub zero load temps. Usually around -30 to -20C idle and -20 to -5C load.
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An extremely underpowered water chiller, yes. I know guys with water chillers that hold overclocked Q6600s at sub zero load temps. Usually around -30 to -20C idle and -20 to -5C load.

Agreed. But I think that was what he was looking for or the Boreas.
    
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correct me if im wrong. isnt phase change the type of thing that are used in fridge freezers etc??

had to take apart my freezer the other day and noticed what pretty much looked like a phase change system.
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correct me if im wrong. isnt phase change the type of thing that are used in fridge freezers etc??

had to take apart my freezer the other day and noticed what pretty much looked like a phase change system.
It uses most of the same components, yes.
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