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Originally Posted by CrimsonMango
alcohol has less of a specific heat capacity than water, so i would personally not recommend it for use in a water cooling system unless you're going to be running it with a chiller of sorts - even then running a 50/50 antifreeze/water mixture would be better than alcohol, and even if you did use alcohol, high-purity isopropyl alcohol would be the only thing you really should use
We've already established that. See page two for details.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch
Alcohols general properties ie; it's cooling properties come from evaporation, not it's specific gravity,or flash point, no matter the "Type of Alcohol". The general makeup of Alcohol is the same except for some changes on the Benzene ring of it's molecular structure.
Dude, that has nothing to do with this. We are talking about using it to carry heat from the cpu to the rad through a system of tubes, just like water. The fluid in a W/C setup doesn't "cool" anything. The tubes in a wc setup are a little like really good heatpipes. They just equalize the temperature, while the radiator or heatercore dissipates it into the air.
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Well "Dude" You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them. I suppose my HVAC Contractors license, in which I design and implement Chilled water cooling systems in buildings sure makes me unqualified to make a statement on watercooling. wow....guess I'll give back my degree in thermal dynamics as well...and "Dude" I'm trying to explain why it won't work.....and you just don't get it.
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jeez, ok I made a thread a while back about cheating and gettin 3 degree temps on str8 water cooling. so the fact that alchohol doesnt have the best cooling temps is negligible. What I need to know is whether or not alchohol has an adverse affect on teh performance of the unit itself, not on the cooling performance.

Thegeneral opinion is that the alchohol may or may not corrode the tubing. Can any1 confirm this?

I just want to be able to say "Yeah, thats right, my computer is an alchoholic."
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OK. two words..adverse performance ok
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Well "Dude" You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them. I suppose my HVAC Contractors license, in which I design and implement Chilled water cooling systems in buildings sure makes me unqualified to make a statement on watercooling. wow....guess I'll give back my degree in thermal dynamics as well...and "Dude" I'm trying to explain why it won't work.....and you just don't get it.
Not that it really matters, but it's thermodynamics
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Thanks for pointing out my gross typing mistake
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Ya know, a way to cool down a computer using beer is to buy a lot, drink it, and cool it with your piss. Now, think of that when you're trying to get to sleep tonight...

Anyway, if you have the water cooling setup, you might as well buy the coolant...
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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch
Well "Dude" You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them. I suppose my HVAC Contractors license, in which I design and implement Chilled water cooling systems in buildings sure makes me unqualified to make a statement on watercooling. wow....guess I'll give back my degree in thermal dynamics as well...and "Dude" I'm trying to explain why it won't work.....and you just don't get it.
That is exactly my point. Alcohol doesn't have any mysterious "cooling" abilities. In a W/C system it would act exactly like water, save for having a lower specific heat. I have already explained why it would be less effective, and you don't seem to "get it" yourself. This is all about moving heat from point A to point B. Alcohol is being compared to water as a fluid in a w/c setup.

What I don't "get" is why you keep talking about evaporation. It has nothing to do with this. The fluid will not be reaching anywhere near the temperatures needed to eveporate water or alcohol. I have not questioned your education or certification, but claiming to have an HVAC contractors license does not really impress me, and I don't think it qualifies you to act like the ultimate authority either.

As for the tubing question, I don't know what it would do to say, tygon, but I do know that certain plastics will dissolve in alocohol.

I have already stated that the heat carrying capabilities of alcohol are inferior to water, and I don't understand how you are kicking my butt by telling me alcohol's only "cooling" capabilities come from evaporation, and following up by telling me "You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them".
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aight well i guess that idea is out the window, unlesssssss......
i could just submerge my pc in a fish tank full of beer, then dunk my head in and bob for video cards as the psu shorts out killing me instantly!!!!

Great guys thx!!

P.S. joking.....
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thats would be a well good case mod, a working pc in a fish tank, its possible, if you covered everything, and make inlets for the cables and the cd/dvd drivers

btw i know what your saying is a joke, just an idea i got from the joke lol

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