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Would it be wise to put ice in your reservoir - Has anyone tried this?
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Bad idea. Condensation is not your friend.
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post #3 of 18
Small chunks would mess/hurt your impeller.

But if you made it so the outlet had a fine mesh screen like for a facuet than it would work, but it may get restricted.

Since ice floats, make your res like you would suck water from a straw. Put a tube from the top to the bottom. Be good for bench runs.
Edited by Sistum Id - 12/23/08 at 3:17pm
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post #4 of 18
condensation would definitely be a problem, so would the ice chunks restricting flow. Yourbest bet would be to put your rad in a bucket of ice water. Condensation will still be an issue though.
    
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Not a good idea. Though I have seen it on youtube. There is still a big risk involved. The truth of the matter is clock for clock at 3ghz hot or 3ghz cold will not make much of a difference in speed.
    
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Do you think the condensation would form on the loops themselves or just the reservoir or both? You could probably just keep the reserve on the outside of the case.

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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
Small chukns would mess/hurt your impeller.

But if you made it so the outlet had a fine mesh screen like for a facuet than it would work, but it may get restricted.
Good idea, I wondered what I could do to keep the ice chunks from getting into the loop and restricting flow.
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Do you think the condensation would form on the loops themselves or just the reservoir or both? You could probably just keep the reserve on the outside of the case.



Good idea, I wondered what I could do to keep the ice chunks from getting into the loop and restricting flow.
Read my post again, the 2nd idea would be really good I think.
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Read my post again, the 2nd idea would be really good I think.
WOW +rep, I was thinking the exact same thing.

Maybe I could have the exhaust loop at the top and intake loop at the bottom since Ice floats.
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post #9 of 18
What about the fact that ice melts? Water diluted... and overflow of the actual reservoir... unless un-melt able ice :O!!!!!
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post #10 of 18
A simple solution, use one of those gel type ice packs they make for small coolers..... to get it really cold you could pack it in dry ice for a while... of course this assumes you can get one that will fit into your reservoir.
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