doing some mining on a mid tower, I have one of those large freezers in my basement that opens like a cooler, have tons of room... what are the issues with throwing the computer in the freezer? I assume condensation is an issue?
Putting aside all of the electrical challenges and hazards, more money will be spent on cooling than you can generate with mining. You will be at a loss.
If you have a thermal pump that's used for heating up water you might as well place the rig near it.
The computer would be heating up the freezer quicker than the freezer can keep things cool. It's a great idea in theory, but freezers aren't designed to actively cool. You would be better off having the setup in a naturally cool space, like a basement, or near an air vent that could provide cooler air. Otherwise your best bet is trying to simply lower ambient temperatures.
well A/C cooling for PC's is a thing, but not exactly as you have described. I would suggest reading through the chillbox thread to get a good feel for the different ways this kind of cooling is achieved.
thanks, I had a feeling it was an all around bad idea. I have the computer in the basement, sitting in the same general area as the freezer... just a natural progression to consider putting the two together
The computer itself really isn't heating, I had a ton of GPU liquid cooling stuff left over from previous builds so the cards only run in the 50's, but it does tend to noticeably heat the room up a bit.
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