Originally Posted by nub
Sock cooler = usually closed loop with evaporation used to cool heat exchanger.
example - pc loop - but instead of going to a radiator it goes to heat exchanger of some sort.
This is where the 'sock' part comes in. The 'sock' hangs /is draped / is attached on the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is located in an open reservoir. The 'sock' wicks water up into it by capillary action. Heat from the heat exchanger causes an increase in the evaporation rate of the water in the sock. A fan blowing on the 'sock' will also help.
The evaporation of the water in the 'sock' takes heat out of the heat exchanger.
You could also set up a small pump in the 'sock' reservoir to increase the amount of water that makes it into the sock. Perhaps by using a misting type spray nozzle.
In your case, although your loop is open, you could still run it through one of these things on the way back from the computers before it hits the bong towers. The advantage to doing it that way is if for some reason you fail to refill it, it would not hurt your system.
I have the auto-refill setup, so refilling is a non-issue for me. I think I understand what you are getting at. I don't see how it would offer any benefit in my particular situation (open-loop). I understand how it could benefit a closed-loop though....
Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha
Well dad says he has an interesting material in the garage that could be used in place of a towel... I won't say more until tomorrow when i get to see it though
edit: pretty amazing load temps there mate...
We're all ears!....and eyes!....pix work well....
I went out and drilled 20 more holes...all 1/16". That's 4 more/run. Here's what it looks like now:
Should allow for a bit more flow...
I am up to about 60C on the i7, but outside temps have risen ~8F...so that's roughly 5C. Still on the HVC only! So, that's about 2hrs HVC only. Also, the Mag drive 9 is ~93w and the Via Aqua is ~10w, so add that to the +800w and this WCing setup deals with over 900w of energy.
Oh, and keep in mind folks--we're talking like 75% humidity this morning....very damp/wet.Edited by Naja002 - 5/24/09 at 12:40pm