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1.5hp would use ALOT of energy (probably around 1,500watts)!

Then again it would probably get cooler quicker.. But who knows



I ended up putting the chiller on my setup, but I don't have the money for a new pump yet.
So I just have it hooked up with a very small ammount of insulation. Mostly I just nail polished my mobo and video card.

Right now im only running 0c-10c water temps.

But once I get a new pump, I plan on running -20c - -10c around hte clock
    
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Originally Posted by Towlieee
1.5hp would use ALOT of energy (probably around 1,500watts)!

Then again it would probably get cooler quicker.. But who knows



I ended up putting the chiller on my setup, but I don't have the money for a new pump yet.
So I just have it hooked up with a very small ammount of insulation. Mostly I just nail polished my mobo and video card.

Right now im only running 0c-10c water temps.

But once I get a new pump, I plan on running -20c - -10c around hte clock
Well I purchased an old AC unit and it says its cooling power is 1500 watts so it might cost me a bit to run but once you get the thermostat sorted and the cooler (esky) insulated properly with a lid it probably wont be running all that much. (I have started a thread on what Im doing check it out) Hope I will be getting those sort of temps, cant really see why not yet but you never know, have you had any troubles with condensatiion on ya pipes going to and from ya cpu block, dripping at all, what happens when you turn the rig off? When running in the -0c area Im thinking I might be having trouble with the tubing, might use some fuel hose maybe from an auto shop.
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Well I purchased an old AC unit and it says its cooling power is 1500 watts so it might cost me a bit to run but once you get the thermostat sorted and the cooler (esky) insulated properly with a lid it probably wont be running all that much. (I have started a thread on what Im doing check it out) Hope I will be getting those sort of temps, cant really see why not yet but you never know, have you had any troubles with condensatiion on ya pipes going to and from ya cpu block, dripping at all, what happens when you turn the rig off? When running in the -0c area Im thinking I might be having trouble with the tubing, might use some fuel hose maybe from an auto shop.

Whenever I start running -20c, im gonna insulate everything. At them temps I should be seeing like a 1/2" layer of ice on everything without insulation lol

But at 0c, I get fog on my water blocks and tubing, but it never forms water droplets. Then again I only run my chiller on occasion, I dont run it around the clock at 0c yet. I still have my heatercore hooked up with the system and I t urn the fans off when I run the chiller, then kick them back on once hte water temp reaches room temp.

If i kept it sub zero for hours on end I bet i'd end up with problems
    
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Gees thats weird, maybe its my climate but when I run the unit and the water drops below around 5-10c ambient I get drops of water everywhere, it humid here and hot so that might be a problem for me, best I do some very good insulating.
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Originally Posted by Towlieee
Mostly I just nail polished my mobo and video card.

Right now im only running 0c-10c water temps.

But once I get a new pump, I plan on running -20c - -10c around hte clock
woah you can use nail polish on your mobo????????????????????????????
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Yeah, you use it as sort of a laquer to protect small traces from condensation.
    
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woah you can use nail polish on your mobo????????????????????????????
like YiffyGriffy said, you use clear nail polish (or colored if your a freak =P) and paint around your cpu and gpu on the front and backside of the mobo. That way if condensation does hit your mobo, it has less of a chance of causing a short.

Whenever I finish my chiller project for -20c temps, im gonna take the mobo out and video card out, tape off all the capacitors, heat producing chips, and sockets, then spray paint the entire thing with a NON-conductive clear laquer. Then add more nail polish in every directiong from my cpu for around 5 inches.. Then add dieletric grease in my sockets, and around my cpu and gpu a little bit. Then cork seal it up, seal string it up, and some neoprene..

Heres a guide I read to learn a lil bit about insulation http://www.vr-zone.com.sg/?i=224&s=1
    
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wow that sounds soo awesome I might just do it for the heck of it or for whenever I get the Prometeia Mach II GT Cooler Unit, I know its expensive but its pretty rad.
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