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How to HARVEST mother natures SUB ZERO temperatures and use it to cool your systems CPU.

This method will DIRECTLY SLAM the CPU/HEATSINK at a EXTREMELY cold rate.

Stuff you'll NEED.

1. Vac HOSE. The bigger one if you can find would be the best but is not needed.

2. Volcano FAN, if you can get one "5000+ RPM". It is from a SOCKET A Volcano HS combo. If you can't just simply stack 3 Standard Case FANS. You stack because it's a bit stronger that way. Is till suggest a strong fan like Volcano though.

3. A clean BABY FORMULA CAN. The smaller one, not the BIG one. Reason for this is that this Papery, Foil-like CAN is not as prone to Condensation formation when vs a PLASTIC bottle or Aluminum CAN which I found out the hard way note: Using a CAN opener OPEN the bottom of the baby formula CAN.

4. Roll of DUCT tape. Get the Gorilla brand that has the BUMPS, that's what I used and it had the least condensation & was also much stronger. The cheaper one condensates way fast and also fell apart when it started to form condensation.

5. A Razor Blade.

6. 12 volt Power supply for the FANS or if you have a nice PS you are ok. Use the remaining PS plugs.

7. Stock Heat Sink is BEST. Why??? Simply because it's free and has thicker CUT to absorb more sub zero air. in this experiment the thinner expensive heatsinks give off heat fast to cool the CPU but doesn't absorb the cold from the air as fast in this DIRECT COLD AIR TRANSFER method. The funny thing is that a thicker less efficient STOCK fan will cool faster once it's SLAMMED by the sub zero air vs a thin fragile larger sink. Very strange that this is the case in my tests.

Instructions:

Place System near window.
Take the VAC hose TIP side and make sure it's pointing downward outside a closed window. This prevents water falling from the trees or where ever to get sucked in. Seal the open areas of the closed window with FOAM or something to keep house warm. Thinking efficiency

Take the baby formula PLASTIC TOP, trace it with the VAC hose CONNECTOR side "curved side duct" and cut it nicely using a sharp razor. DUCT tape it very well to the trace cut plastic top. Check for leaks. Put the plastic cover back on can and duct TAPE that super good.

Next part is tricky. You'll need to use an ADAPTER to FIT the 3 CASE fans to the TOP of the STOCK Heat Sink/BOTTOM of CAN. If you have a Volcano FAN it allready is screwed onto HEAT SINK and ready to go so simply start the next step.

Take the CAN and place it on top of the VOLCANO fan or 3x stacked FANS. Duct tape it very well. Check for leaks.

Don't be lazy and simply use the old Thermal Grease. Clean it using Alcohol and add new Arctic Silver Thermal Paste to the top of the CPU. We want new Paste because as I learned the old paste is semi dried and stale so you lose a potential 1 or 2 c's. Install your new RIG on top of CPU and you're ready to ROCK.

Now watch mother nature cool your CPU down to SUB ZERO temps for free No Power Hungry Radiator needed!!

IMPORTANT TIP: Make sure there is a case fan blowing at the VAC HOSE 2 FEET near the computer. This will thwart off condensation formations. Every 4-5 hours occasionally check the HEAT SINK for possible condensation formation. It's often dried off by the hot Heat Sink but check anyways Also use common sense and make sure you are not using the hose during a BLIZZARD or a RAINY snowy night/day. You'll suck in the water and possibly WET your motherboard.
SO USE COMMON SENSE! CHECK OUTSIDE EVERY NOW AND THEN. Heck keep the window shades open.

Sorry my instructions are not that great but I hope you get the idea

When I have the time, I'll try and post some pictures.
Edited by cybervang - 1/1/10 at 11:41pm
    
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Cool,
I've got 50 feet of 3" Vinyl vent hose, If I get a chance I might do something like this.

I'll only need a couple feet if I do it next to my desk.

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I have considered something like this using 4" insulated ventilation pipe and fans for it with a box build where the pipe will suck in the cold air from outside and then have another pipe that will take all the warm air and return it outside.
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Originally Posted by Dizzymagoo View Post
I have considered something like this using 4" insulated ventilation pipe and fans for it with a box build where the pipe will suck in the cold air from outside and then have another pipe that will take all the warm air and return it outside.

4'' hose is the way to go take one pice make it blow air inside ur cace and another pice to blow air outside againe ,makeing ur case temp the same as outside and makeing it almost imposibel to get condensation i ur case might start condenceing on the outside cause its cold and its hot in ur room but dry and cold inside
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I have a standard dryer hose pulling air from under my house into a side case fan, then directly onto my CPU with another piece of dryer hose. The hose is in a hole in my floor that is directly in front of a vent in the concrete blocks leading to the outside, so I'm basically getting direct outside temp air.(without the hassle of worrying about rain or other outside factors)

I've thought about making a splitter for the inside of case to put one to the GPU soon. With the temps outside being about -3c atm, my CPU is running no higher than 19c on my sig rig with the very inadequate X2 stock HSF while running as an OC'ed X4.

It looks like crap since I used an old PSU cardboard box for my circular hose to square fan converter box, but it works amazing for the $5 I have in it I'll try to post some pictures later too. I've been meaning to take some and post in other threads where some others have asked me about it.
Edited by Strat79 - 1/29/10 at 10:53pm
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