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Tell me someone noticed that this thread is three years old.
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Haha. Yes in that case there might be trouble! Perhaps using a dehumidifier in the room while the experiement is running is a good idea.

TheInformationator most people know what the outcome of this type of experiement will be but perhaps we need to let someone try it to finally quash this idea once and for all.
I agree. We all just assume because we think logically and are understanding of the basic concepts of thermal dynamics that this project will simply fail after a short amount of time, but I want to see it anyway.

One suggestion that I might make would be to coat all of the components in dielectric grease to keep the condensation off, similar to what needs to be done in a peltier setup.

Good luck to anyone bold enough to try!
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 9/22/08 at 12:23pm
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damn nubs.
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The big advantage in this rig would be that the system will remain completely dust-free.
OC Newbie is correct. Condensation is not an issue here, unless the fridge is not sealed properly. If the door seals are damaged etc. or if for example the route taken by the power and other cables is allowing external room-air into the fridge then yes there will be a massive problem with condensation. Expanding foam and or silicone may help here.
Also, do not open the door (unless absolutely necessary) once the system is going as this also will allow air in which will hit due-point once it is cooled... unless you're using a frost-free system. Air in a properly sealed fridge or freezer is very dry.
Regarding the compressor being overloaded... it might be an idea to use a) a larger fridge or b) a freezer instead of a fridge but with its thermostat set to say just above freezing.
yes condensation isn't a problem because a fridge cant even cool a pc. a fridge is designed to keep a static load. pc's give off constant heat loads. since when does beer produce heat? point is that fridges get room temp produce down to ambient temps slowly and keeps them there. a fridge wouldn't be able to keep up with a pc seeing how it produces a constant heat load.
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This will be funny. I've heard of people doing such a thing, seems like a good idea, well it's not. The humidity will play a BIG factor in what he's trying to do.

Edit: I'll try this idea with one of my old computers in an old Freezer if I feel the need to do it, and I'll post pics and results.
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just don't take 3 years to get back to us...
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This will be funny. I've heard of people doing such a thing, seems like a good idea, well it's not. The humidity will play a BIG factor in what he's trying to do.

Edit: I'll try this idea with one of my old computers in an old Freezer if I feel the need to do it, and I'll post pics and results.
it's an old thread, ffs!
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nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! the horror!!
    
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Just let it die, don't keep replying to it.
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If you're gonna stick a PC in a fridge/freezer, spare yourself the wait and just place the mobo directly on the metal rack.
    
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