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Put a reservoir inside a small refrigerator, drill two holes for the lines and seal it off. The fridge would keep the coolant/water cold and eliminate the need for the radiator. Am I thinking this correctly?

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This encounters the same problem as sticking your computer inside a fridge. The compressor is simply not strong enough to handle a heat source. It only keeps things cool. For further info look up the countless threads on sticking a PC in a minigridge.


Now if you used an A/C unit to do that...
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Yeah use an A/C unit to make a chiller or use TEC. I personally wouldn't want the noise or the bill that would come with the chiller.
    
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Don't forget the condensation

Below ambient temperature air (i.e. from inside a fridge) will create condensation when it hits an environment that's warmer than the water itself (i.e. inside your computer case).

Condensation + Computer = Problems!!!
    
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