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I have my water cooling but i have like a lan thing going on in my room and my ambeint temps are realy hot. Is it ok if i cool down the water a tad while playing games by throwing an ice cube in the res?
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haha I dont think thats a good idea man, think about it, when the ice goes in the rad and clanks over and over then blocks a tube lol, youre screwed...maybe get a pitcher of water and put some in IN it and stir it til its melted .
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A problem, no, but I don't think it will offer any improvements.

The only thing with watercooling is that the system will cool as much as the air temp thru the rad. Cool the air of your room and you will see improvements.
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haha I dont think thats a good idea man, think about it, when the ice goes in the rad and clanks over and over then blocks a tube lol, youre screwed...maybe get a pitcher of water and put some in IN it and stir it til its melted .
That cube will melt a lot in the reservoirn before reaching it leaves it and reaches the pump; the plastic impeller should be strong enough to crush whatever is left after the melt.
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well i just wanted to drop the water temps a bit cuz the water in the res is warm to the touch.
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A problem, no, but I don't think it will offer any improvements.

The only thing with watercooling is that the system will cool as much as the air temp thru the rad. Cool the air of your room and you will see improvements.
^^ Cooling your room is your only chance of getting better temps for your w/c. Maybe a pelt to improve your cpu temps.
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Well if you actually decide to give this a try I would make sure these ice cubes were made with distilled water. I would hate to go through all the hassle of getting distilled water for my system and then adding tap water to it!

Your temps can only be as cool as your room temp without the help of TEC or Phase and I don't really like the idea of either of those because of the condensation factor. <---NEWB (then again a few years back I didn't like the idea of water in my case)

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If your water temp is much warmer then room temp, then yuou need more/better radiators / airflow.

My water temp stays within a couple degrees of ambient temp at full load 24/7
    
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