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is it possible to pull the cooling coil out of a mini fridge and use it to cool a comp?
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hhmmm i dont know abought that do they make condisation???
if not thin you might have somthing if you find one that fits good
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You mean pretty much phase change, or do you mean use the firdge to cool the computer? Because I have used a mini fridge to successfully cool the water in a watercooling loop, it was a low flow system though so it was easier for the water to cool. But anyways, putting a comp in a fridge does not work because there is too much heat that comes off the cpu, videocard, mobo and anything else in it.
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no no no. not putting the comp in the fridge, but the fridge in the comp. like say get a cheap mini fridge from wally world, pull it appart, take out the coil, bend it a bit to fit around the comp, and
$|-|!T rig a device to catch and drain the condensation before it reaches any parts
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no no no. not putting the comp in the fridge, but the fridge in the comp. like say get a cheap mini fridge from wally world, pull it appart, take out the coil, bend it a bit to fit around the comp, and
$|-|!T rig a device to catch and drain the condensation before it reaches any parts

A cheap air conditioner would work better. They are designed to work continuously for long periods of time.
     
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i know, but i was thinking outta the norm here, cuz i think it could work and i wanted some pro opinions before i blew myself up. hahaha
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Originally Posted by OmniAngel
i know, but i was thinking outta the norm here, cuz i think it could work and i wanted some pro opinions before i blew myself up. hahaha
Well if you know what your doing it could go well otherwise say good buy to all your pc components as condensation can happen and kill your pc pretty much.
post #8 of 27
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well, i know i am going to have to have a "condensation catcher" of some sort, but i dunno what......any suggestions? i know it will have to drain somewhere, so that is a bit of a start.....and i don't want it like right on the coil but kinda like a little trough going on the underside of the coil
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post #9 of 27
you could seal off all the areas that have air leaks all but the where your fans are make it bend into a flat spirill shape and mout it to side of the case across from the motherboard and put a thin sheat of plexy glass dviding it from motherboard but have 2 inch long slots in the plexy glass abought half a inch wide ...abought 3 in the area across from your side case fan (if you have one) and then make a litte drain pan and mabe a little hose runing out the back into a catch pan ...i dont know it sound like a lot of work but he would be a funn thing to play with on saterday
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post #10 of 27
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hmmm......that is it. perfect! i think i might buy a broke mobo just to experiment with and see how it goes......now i just need money......
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