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post #11 of 54
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Originally Posted by computeruler View Post
So you used a freezer instead I don't think that uses that much less electricity.
the freezer might not actually run 24/7 due to the cycle of cooling the inside down, then shutting off at a set temperature.
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post #12 of 54
I was like why is PC upside down. Anyways very cool. How ell did temps improve?
    
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post #13 of 54
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Plus it has at least like 15 gallons of solid ice inside.

EDIT: thanks maddog771

EDIT: ahh here is a couple more pics, too.........



Edited by ny_driver - 8/1/10 at 4:17pm
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post #14 of 54
I'm seeing two potential problems:
  • The compressor in the fridge is going to eventually fail due to it constantly running.
  • You have your pump mounted upside down.
post #15 of 54
I wouldn't expect that freezer to last long, the compressors aren't meant to run all the time. Freezers/fridges aren't meant to handle constant heat loads.
    
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post #16 of 54
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It doesn't run anywhere near all the time. And I'm sure someday the compressor will fail, but I will probably get it replaced under warranty somehow. By then I may be on to more extreme measures.

The pump works fine upside-down, as long as there is no air.
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post #17 of 54
Dude, that's crazy but effective I bet
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post #18 of 54
Nice work, ny_ !! Can't wait to see if this works out! *glances over at freezer* lol
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post #19 of 54
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Man I was fighting with it yesterday to get all the air out......it was working badly.

Finally realized that I must unscrew the mobo and flip everything over and use the filler plugs on my gpu blocks to release the trapped air that I couldn't get out.

I just turned them so I could hear air coming out then when antifreeze started coming out I knew the air was gone.

EDIT: it works pretty good. And thanks!
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post #20 of 54
Insulate your hoses. Otherwise, I like.
    
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