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OK im thinking about going completely fanless!

I had this nutty idea (Im sure my wife will have a fit if she knew what I was thinking) to just stick the entire radiator in a bucket of water.

Ok thats the basic premise.

I have a autotop off system I used to use with a reef tank (that I no longer keep) so I could easily replace the water automatically when it evaps.

I MIGHT have to run a fan over the bucket (most likely it wont be a bucket, but something with alot of surface area.) and keep it in a seperate room. Keeping the noise away from me.

Has anyone done something similar ? Could I expect lower temps than I do with fans on the radiator?
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Go with normal watercooling and a silent case w/ a lot of noise dampening materials
    
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What'll you do when the water gets warm/hot?

Edit: tryagainpls should learn to look at sigs. He is already running on water.
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post #4 of 34
the problem is not that the water would evaporate. It would be that the water in the tank would eventually reach the same temp as the water in the radiator.

What kind of fans are you running now?
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Just go to submersion.
Or evaporative cooling if you want a project.
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the problem is not that the water would evaporate. It would be that the water in the tank would eventually reach the same temp as the water in the radiator.

What kind of fans are you running now?
Actualy water evaporation would be whats keeping the water temp down, so my goal would be to encourage evaporation by having a large surface area and possibly running a fan over the surface of the water. I figure I could evaporate a good 8 gallons a day if I used one of those kiddy pools.
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post #7 of 34
Low RPM fans with a Low RPM radiator. My near-silent A/C in my house is louder than my build and my case sits 6 inches from me.
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Just go to submersion.
Or evaporative cooling if you want a project.

Submersion... as in submersing the radiator in the water? If so , then yes thats my plan.

As for evaporative cooling , Ive seen some pretty well laid out plans for that, but again it would involve sumberging the radiator, right?
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Have you ever tried GTs?
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Submersion to the effect of the 'oil cooled pc' and such where all components are submerged.
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