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Originally Posted by httuner;12881483 
Wow, just wow, talk about too much cooling lol, wouldn't a fridge produce condensation? which eventually will zap/pop/boom kill your PC?

Anyhow for everyday use, its just not logical, Expense wise

Exactly. They are full of humidity. That's why they have to be defrosted.
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post #12 of 29
Condensation will not be an issue. Condensation is a problem when you have cool components that are under the dew point of the ambient air. Inside a fridge you will have warm components in a cool environment.

I work in a lab that has numerous electronics running inside a large deli style fridge. There is even a low power PC in there. They run $50,000 protein purification machines also in the fridges. No problems with condensation.

Using a mini fridge will not work. Just go with a phase change system if you want mega cooling.
    
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ham does not put off 500w~1kw of heat
Just in case no one got this (it made sense to me so you're cool) The computer will put off so much heat that the refrigerator's internal thermometer will be constantly signaling the compressor to be running. Therefore the electrical costs will be crazy and it will wear out soon. But as others have said an industrial fridge might be plausible.
Edited by Jolly Roger - 3/26/11 at 6:41pm
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post #14 of 29
As said above, this wont work. Fridges work like ACs, they dont stay on the whole time, they cool for a bit then shut off, when the temp starts rising again, they turn on. If there was always a heat source in the fridge( pc) the fridge would constantly stay on, and would not be able to properly cool it, due to its not designed to be that good.
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post #15 of 29
Quickly.... TEC fridge will not work. There are no TEC fridges designed for 500w+ loads since the unit would be exhausting massive amounts of heat.

Condensation occurs when cold objects are below dew points. A PC in a fridge will be warmer than ambient so there is zero chance of condensation. The risk of condensation is when you remove the PC from fridge.

Fridges are designed to maintain temps.... not continuously pump heat.

Industrial fridges could work since they can build a "coldness reserve" and/or designed to run nearly continuously.
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post #16 of 29
This is nearly as funny as "Can i use my tap as a pump for my loop?" thread.
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Haha. I was wonderin when you were gonna chime in duckie.
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Oh god, not another thread about this...
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INB4 Duckieho!
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Haha. I was wonderin when you were gonna chime in duckie.
His spidey sense tingles every time someone mentions using a PC to cool a fridge Fridge to cool a PC
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Oh, it's THIS thread again.
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