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post #41 of 87
llol how come people think this works XD its not a hard thing to get XD

edit: the only way that would work is either A an upgraded compressor(might as well go phase cooling) or B industrial cooling unit. i have one at my work that is designed for 24/7 cooling but at a price tag that is stupid for cooling a computer.
post #42 of 87
lol another refrigerator thread.
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If you are going to do this I suggest not doing it with your current rig but buying a very cheep build and testing it, because it will end badly.
Wow you think im not smart enough to monitor temps and know if its too hot.


I have been thinking about it. If the fridge is filled with beer all the time, the beer will work as a buffer for a little while till the condenser kicks back on.

Basically the system will cool till the thermostat shuts off the condenser>
stay turned off wile beer warms to the temp required to turn the condenser back on. the more the beer the longer the condenser will stay off

I see more of a problem with the pump running a 5" line down to that level.
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get water cooling and have the radiator INSIDE A FRIDGE!!! WOW!

Have that Fridge be inside a bigger fridge!

And that big fridge should be in Antarctica. WOW!
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post #45 of 87
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no.. it wont.. my buddy is running dual RADs in his fridge 24/7 he gets normal temps he only had 1 fan and its on his computer there is NO fan on his RADs (cuz there in the fridge) he modded his big fridge and he sealed it with rubber glue, the Tubes run straight out the side and then go through the back of his desk to his computer. like I said ill call him tomorrow for pics.
Just because your ghetto fix buddy has it working RIGHT NOW, doesn't mean that it ACTUALLY works. That just means that he hasn't blown his compressor....YET. It WILL happen though. So quit saying that it will work, because it will not work. Your buddy is an idiot, and needs to learn how refrigerators and computers work apparently.
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post #46 of 87
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Wow you think im not smart enough to monitor temps and know if its too hot.


I have been thinking about it. If the fridge is filled with beer all the time, the beer will work as a buffer for a little while till the condenser kicks back on.

Basically the system will cool till the thermostat shuts off the condenser>
stay turned off wile beer warms to the temp required to turn the condenser back on. the more the beer the longer the condenser will stay off

I see more of a problem with the pump running a 5" line down to that level.
Beer is not a cooling device. You are still completely ignoring the fact that you are putting a HEAT PRODUCING DEVICE into a refrigerator, which is NOT MADE to cool heat producing devices. The compressor WILL die, end of story.
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post #47 of 87
To put it simply :

A fridge compartment is designed to be at a constant temperature.

When you introduce a heat source into the fridge, it will become impossible for the compressor to constantly get rid of the generated heat. Your fridge will become warm, the compressor will be overloaded, overheat and die.
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To put it simply :

A fridge compartment is designed to be at a constant temperature.

When you introduce a heat source into the fridge, it will become impossible for the compressor to constantly get rid of the generated heat. Your fridge will become warm, the compressor will be overloaded, overheat and die.
And beer is not a cooling device .
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post #49 of 87
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Oh, and no you CANNOT cool your rads through a fridge. Rads generate heat. Fridges CANNOT COOL HEAT SOURCES. I hope your buddy enjoys hot Rockstar, because that's exactly what he's going to end up having very soon.

Refridgerators CANNOT cool anything that produces heat, PERIOD. Same with freezers. Their concept is to keep cool things cool already. If you take a soda out of the fridge, how long does it take to get warm? Is the soda continuously putting out heat? No. Same thing with food. You can put warm food into the fridge, sure. But once the food cools off to the temperature of the fridge, it stays cool....because its not PRODUCING heat.

Freezers won't work either.

Have fun putting heat generating things into an insulated box with no airflow. Let me know how that goes for you .
there is such a large amount of volume in a fridge that the small amount of heat that is being produced by a radiator will not effect the motor in the fridge. on top of that the liquid in the radiator is flowing through it so fast that the radiator its self doesn't have enough time to actually give off heat no matter HOW long your PC is on for.

next time your next to your computer (if its water cooled) feel your rad, or your res. or your block none of them are even warm. the only part that give off heat is the Processor its self water cooling is much different from air. with air cooling the heat is generated through heat pipes where fins attached have air flowing through them witch cools them water cooling is complete opposite the cooling starts right at the processor where flowing water is running rapidly over the heat source then the water travels back into a radiator where it is cooled, in the amount of time the water is heated before it gets back to the RAD it is at room temperature. for instance my rad right now is @ 23C and my room temp is @ 22.8C thats ALOT of heat * sarcasm*
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there is such a large amount of volume in a fridge that the small amount of heat that is being produced by a radiator will not effect the motor in the fridge. on top of that the liquid in the radiator is flowing through it so fast that the radiator its self doesn't have enough time to actually give off heat no matter HOW long your PC is on for.

next time your next to your computer (if its water cooled) feel your rad, or your res. or your block none of them are even warm. the only part that give off heat is the Processor its self water cooling is much different from air. with air cooling the heat is generated through heat pipes where fins attached have air flowing through them witch cools them water cooling is complete opposite the cooling starts right at the processor where flowing water is running rapidly over the heat source then the water travels back into a radiator where it is cooled, in the amount of time the water is heated before it gets back to the RAD it is at room temperature. for instance my rad right now is @ 23C and my room temp is @ 22.8C thats ALOT of heat * sarcasm*
Basically What I was thinking, but Im not going to argue, Im going to test
If I'm wrong fine, I'm out the cost of a hand me down fridge.
Ill keep a Rad in the middle of the loop for backup.
Edited by cayennemist - 2/7/11 at 12:25am
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