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post #251 of 340
How many machines is he cooling with this setup? I must have missed that bit
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I'm sorry, but I have a question.

A. How much did this cost you, surely phase change would have been cheaper?
B. Why?

Don't get me wrong, this is full of awesomeness, but I just don't know why. Are you a millionaire who doesn't work anymore?
It cost a bit more than $500, the same as my dual loop setups pumps, tops, radiators, fans and fittings. Going 80 feet down the hill with extra piping and insulating it took up $120 of that. Routing to the utility room for the pump/res location cost at least $65. The unnecessary filter was $35. I could have kept it just under $300 by directly coming into the computer area with the loop buried closer.

The long term cost is only the pumps electricity usage which varies from 65-80w depending on the restriction. That's efficient chilling!

Iwaki pump: $85.53 shipped
300' geothermal pipe: $98.53 shipped
144' 5/8th wall insulation: $53.67 shipped

Why? Because it was cheaper than switching to low fpi radiators with silent fans. My fans were driving me nuts and the loops didn't cool as well as I needed.

Most importantly it was fun to plan and design it.
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How many machines is he cooling with this setup? I must have missed that bit
Two through heat exchangers at first. Four servers indirectly by pulling heat out of the room through radiators. How much summer capacity there will be for cooling the room remains to be soon.
post #254 of 340
What about digging the big hole with the diggers? Did you have to rent them?
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What about digging the big hole with the diggers? Did you have to rent them?
Nope, the excavator was borrowed from work down the road. It took a couple hours to dig and fill. The operator has been encouraging me to do this for two years instead of me throwing more money at my system chasing 1c improvements.

The cheap surplus pump and very inexpensive 3/4" geothermal piping made it possible.
post #256 of 340
Impressive, If you had to pay for the digger then that would have bumped it up a load. Nice work though, Defo impressive.

This is covered, drenched, SOAKED in awesomesauce
post #257 of 340
That has to be the biggest piece of equipment ever used for a PC modding project. I'm loving this idea
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Impressive, If you had to pay for the digger then that would have bumped it up a load. Nice work though, Defo impressive.

This is covered, drenched, SOAKED in awesomesauce
Yep, thanks. I couldn't have afforded it. A more reasonable installation would use a rented bobcat to dig 5 feet down in dry ground.
post #259 of 340
Or, uh, a shovel.
    
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Or, uh, a shovel.
Better pray it doesn't rain!
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