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post #11 of 17
Rather then add ice cubes to your reservoir, just build a slushy box for your radiator and keep adding ice

Something like this:


But i'd use auto coolant instead of water and I'd use more ice cubes to keep it as cold as possible



Or if you don't want to keep adding ice, build the the slushy box out of aluminum, fill it with auto coolant, dunk your radiator in it and then mount a handful of TECs to the aluminum.

To improve the cooling performance of the TECs on the auto coolant, add heatsinks on the inside of the aluminum box, directly opposite the TECs for more surface area.

If your CPU heatload was around 250W and you keep the TECs hotside to 35C, you could used 4 of those cheap ebay "USA Quality" 400W TECs, wire them in series pairs and ran each pair from a 12V 30A source and the coldside of the TECs would be around -15C
Edited by un-nefer - 3/27/11 at 11:02pm
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problem with putting ur rad in their, is the temps wont go below 0, apperantly
or ambient... 4got lol
    
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Yeah the radiator's a problem in my loop, or at least a kind of problem.

I've solved that, I'm gonna make a styrofoam cage for it, so no heat is dumped into the loop through it.


The slush box is a thing I can't fit into the case... And the idea is having the thing nice and clean (and 100% stealthed )


Okay, I need to go check if I find a reservoir big enough, but small enough at the same time, grab it, put the barbs on it, check if the rad's arrived... And I think I forget something, just I don't know what's it o.O


Thanks to those who helped


Edit: Hadn't thought about it, but at the same time the res can be used to fit a small peltier at some point that helps a bit o.O
Edited by Artikbot - 3/28/11 at 2:16am
   
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put it like neer the top? and drop in some dry ice pelets haha

oh wait, would have to be a copper rez. or would/might crack


oh yeh, u gotta give us some pics when ya done
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post
put it like neer the top? and drop in some dry ice pelets haha
More likely I'll remove the back panel and drop them manually... Just to avoid making another hole on the case

Quote:
oh wait, would have to be a copper rez. or would/might crack
Not really, as long as the water never reaches anywere near the top, and it won't, simply because I have an overlevel protection tube that drains any water excess


Quote:
oh yeh, u gotta give us some pics when ya done

Indeed!!

I'll go grab the parts tomorrow since today it's about time for me to leave. Pity, but if everything goes well, I'll have the rad too by tomorrow, so I can start finishing the damn loop finally
   
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problem with putting ur rad in their, is the temps wont go below 0, apperantly
or ambient... 4got lol
There won't be a problem for the OP because his goal is not to get to below 0, it was to try and keep it near 20C

Also, I think you guys are confusing things a little with the radiator - you're getting the placement wrong in your head and misunderstanding things because of that

If you chill the water and then have a radiator after that with ambient air passing through, it will increase the temp of the chilled water to ambient temp.

But that is not what you are doing with the slush box, you are putting the radiator INTO the slush box, thus instead of cooling the radiator with ambient air, you are cooling it with the water and ice slush bath. From their, the coolant passing through the radiator (being cooled by the slush) goes directly into your CPU waterblock.

As for the potential of a slush box - a properly set up slush box will keep a an overclocked Phenom II x6 near 0C at idle and around 20C under load - exactly what the OP was wanting

Check out Slappa's slush box HERE. His slush box setup allowed him to run a bunch of benchmarks at around 4.5Ghz.

It also allowed him to reach almost 5Ghz with his 1090T:




Quote:
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The slush box is a thing I can't fit into the case... And the idea is having the thing nice and clean (and 100% stealthed )
Build it into your case yourself and make it look as stealth as you like
Edited by un-nefer - 3/28/11 at 4:23am
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post #17 of 17
dam nice! might give it a try. ( would rad size matter with a slush bucket o.O ? )

and i was thinking it might get to cold? and crack acrylic..
but if u dont go that low
    
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