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I got an old small-sime freezer that i don't use anymore but it works fine.

I got this idea, what if i peirce 2 tight holes in the freezer's side and put my radiators/fans/reservoir inside?

Would it make a difference? or is it a dumb idea for some reason i didn't figure out?

***Alright thanks for all the replies, sounds like a bad idea after all :-)

I guess i'll just try n find a retail solution to cool the reservoir
if anyone has a link, please let me know
Edited by Tatsuo - 12/23/08 at 9:15am
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If your using water it might freeze... I doubt it though.
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sigh another freezer idea. it WILL NOT work because the compressor in a freezer is NOT designed to handle things that generate heat. the compressor will die and with it your freezer.
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It will make a small differance but the flow rate is to high for it to really do jack while it running.

And he is not sticking his whole tower in there , It would not kill the fridge, it just wont do anything cept waste power. the amount of exchange would be so minimal.

Now rip out the compressor and create a chiller , with the cap ends
and youll have nice chilled water and no huge oddball freezer
Edited by D.J.S. - 12/23/08 at 8:38am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by D.J.S. View Post
It will make a small differance but the flow rate is to high for it to really do jack while it running.

And he is not sticking his whole tower in there , It would not kill the fridge, it just wont do anything cept waste power. the amount of exchange would be so minimal.

Now rip out the compressor and create a chiller , with the cap ends
and youll have nice chilled water and no huge oddball freezer
Wrong.

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radiators/fans/reservoir inside
This would be equivalent to placing the primary heat producing components inside his fridge. The fridge is not designed to handle a 100-300w constant load.
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Quote:
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It will make a small differance but the flow rate is to high for it to really do jack while it running.

And he is not sticking his whole tower in there , It would not kill the fridge, it just wont do anything cept waste power. the amount of exchange would be so minimal.

Now rip out the compressor and create a chiller , with the cap ends
and youll have nice chilled water and no huge oddball freezer
Please use google search and then bang your head on a wall 10 times for giving bad advice so confidently
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It will make a small differance but the flow rate is to high for it to really do jack while it running.
It will make a small difference for a certain amount of time - beyond that certain amount of time - the ambient temp inside the fridge/freezer would continue to rise and the insulated fridge would actually start to work against the radiator by keeping heat in. <--- And all that only if the fridge compressor doesnt die first.

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And he is not sticking his whole tower in there , It would not kill the fridge, it just wont do anything cept waste power. the amount of exchange would be so minimal.
That doesn't matter, the radiator is dumping heat into the fridge/freezer which isn't designed to cool off a constant supply of heat - only ment to cool objects down to the ambient temp inside the fridge.

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Now rip out the compressor and create a chiller..
This is the only sensible thing to do.
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sigh another freezer idea.
Come on, everyone thinks of it. Don't sound so exasperated.

Now, the guy who said that it would be fine because he wasn't putting his whole tower in... that's a fail. It's one thing to have an idea and ask about it, it's another thing to have no idea what you're talking about but still try to tell people about it.
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LOL its bad enough that DukieHo has a sig entry devoted it. Every couple of months someone asks the same thing without using the search engine
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LOL its bad enough that DukieHo has a sig entry devoted it. Every couple of months someone asks the same thing without using the search engine
It's #1 for a reason.
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