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These things don't work because the only contact with the can is through that ~1/8 ring at the bottom of the can. There's not a whole of lot contact there. If the bottom of the can was flat these things would be great.
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These things don't work because the only contact with the can is through that ~1/8 ring at the bottom of the can. There's not a whole of lot contact there. If the bottom of the can was flat these things would be great.
exactly!
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These things don't work because the only contact with the can is through that ~1/8 ring at the bottom of the can. There's not a whole of lot contact there. If the bottom of the can was flat these things would be great.
If you mold the bottom (chil pad) around this, issues solved. It would be convex.
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If you mold the bottom (chil pad) around this, issues solved. It would be convex.
I was thinking that also.. Seems like a good idea.
    
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post #15 of 22
Coke and Pepsi cans have slightly different bottoms . You would need a different mold for each can.
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Back on the TEC Track....

I had a TEC cooler in a cyberpower system I ordered about 2 years ago (QX6700).
Temps were about 30* Idel when overclocked to 3.2, so it wasn't too bad. You can get a Vigor (Vigor Gaming) Branded cooler from newegg, but they're usually sold out. Also, if you DO get one, get the one with the front panel controls....the PCI control doesn't work well.

Anyway, it's been shown to be better than air for overclocking and such.
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post #17 of 22
this doesnt work so well. (as you read above)

it will KEEP things cold
it wont cool thing down


not bad if u wanna crack a pepsi from the fridge and want it to stay cool but dont expect a room temp one to cool down.
    
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post #18 of 22
yeah, I think the idea is to keep a cold drink cold, not cool a warm drink down. in that case though, it's a pretty good little device. get a cold drink from the fridge, set it on the little pad, and do a ton of gaming, only to forget you have your drink, then take a sip from the can, and hey! look at that! it's still ice cold.
I'd love to have one. I've had so many times that i've forgotten i have a soda while gaming/watching shows, and then it's warm.

I just thought of something. why not overclock one a bit, and modify the plug to use a standard molex connector, and give it a slightly better tec plate, then lap the aluminum heatsink that's inside, and use some AS5 on it?
then you can go even further, and get a properly sized rheostat so you can adjust just how cold the drink gets. THEN you can put a warm drink on it, turn down the temp on the tec plate till it gets nice and chilly, then just turn the temp up a bit so it maintains the temp you like.
then go one step further and add a temperature diode so you know how cold the plate is haha.

I should never be left alone...I think I may buy one, size the tec plate, and overclock it >_>

You know you have an overclocking obsession, when you overclock your USB Drink chiller
Edited by Nenkitsune - 12/15/08 at 10:52am
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post #19 of 22
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You know you have an overclocking obsession, when you overclock your USB Drink chiller
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post #20 of 22
Going one step further is lapping your drinks. Or perhaps that's one step too far.
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