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Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey all,<br><br>
Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?</div>
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what?<br><br>
If you want anything cooler your going to have to build it yourself or get a phase change unit. I've never seen a place thats sells refrigerator units for water cooling kits. keep in mind if you use a AC unit your gona pay serious electric bills.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Cavalry</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey all,<br><br>
Curious, when I'm at home my "water" cooled computer doesn't have a nice refrigerated room like school. Any small attachment (external) that could accompolish the cooling of coolant?</div>
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You could buy a small portable AC unit on wheels. They sell them at Home Depot and Lowes, etc. They vent hot air from the AC unit to the outside via a hose you have to put out your window. Anyway, you can simply place the ac unit in your room and run it or direct it toward the water radiators. They run about 500-1000$
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You could buy a small portable AC unit on wheels. They sell them at Home Depot and Lowes, etc. They vent hot air from the AC unit to the outside via a hose you have to put out your window. Anyway, you can simply place the ac unit in your room and run it or direct it toward the water radiators. They run about 500-1000$</div>
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for that you mine as well get phase, and save your money on utilitys for running that ac unit...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">for that you mine as well get phase, and save your money on utilitys for running that ac unit...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"></div>
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Not necessarily. He may have a hot room. This would be a nice way to cool it down. Could run it during the the hottest part of the day and shut it down the rest of the time. The nice thing about portable AC units...especially small ones, is they de-humidify as they cool. So you don't have to go through all the effort of sealing your mainboard against condensation.<br><br>
EDIT: Take a look, 350$:<br><a href="http://www.compactappliance.com/xq/JSP.detailmain/Amcor_9_000_BTU_Portable_Air_Conditioner/itemID.13321/itemType.PRODUCT/iMainCat.23/iSubCat.38/iProductID.13321/qx/shopping/product/ALP9000E.htm" target="_blank">http://www.compactappliance.com/xq/J...t/ALP9000E.htm</a><br><br>
315$<br><br><a href="http://www.air-conditioners-america.com/product.asp?product=WA-1010E&utm_source=Dealtime&utm_medium=PPC&utm_term=WA-1010E" target="_blank">http://www.air-conditioners-america...._term=WA-1010E</a>
 

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yea they aren't even that much any more either. I have seen them for $350-400 for about a 7500 - 8500 unit. Look around, now is a pretty good time to get one too because all the stores are running sales to get them out of their stock rooms.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yea they aren't even that much any more either. I have seen them for $350-400 for about a 7500 - 8500 unit. Look around, now is a pretty good time to get one too because all the stores are running sales to get them out of their stock rooms.</div>
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Yeah...if you buy on the web...get free shipping or you are toast. Or, look locally. I saw a couple around 400$ with free shipping.
 

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Well there are options.... Like the simple water chiller. Take a ~$100 a/c wall unit and take it apart. get a cooler and fill with denatured alcohol and stick the evap part of the ac in the cooler with it. Simple... There are other little things to do as well such as insulating and such. Or seaxh junkyards and scrapyards for water fountains and strip it down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not necessarily. He may have a hot room. This would be a nice way to cool it down. Could run it during the the hottest part of the day and shut it down the rest of the time. The nice thing about portable AC units...especially small ones, is they de-humidify as they cool. So you don't have to go through all the effort of sealing your mainboard against condensation.</div>
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Im not saying it cant work. I'm saying for 500 bucks you can get a phase change unit thats more effective. Even if you run those units everyday durring the hottest part of the day you will double your electricity bill. Over time it adds up.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well there are options.... Like the simple water chiller. Take a ~$100 a/c wall unit and take it apart. get a cooler and fill with denatured alcohol and stick the evap part of the ac in the cooler with it. Simple... There are other little things to do as well such as insulating and such</div>
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Yeah, get a used window mount ac unit and tear that sucker apart! 50$.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah...if you buy on the web...get free shipping or you are toast. Or, look locally. I saw a couple around 400$ with free shipping.</div>
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Thats true too<br><br><br>
Umm Bj's and Sams club had them cheap. Wal-Mart might aswell. If you get one I would suggest getting it at a local store. Since if it isn't what you want you can always return it instead of paying an uber amount for shipping it back to some online retailer.
 

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at any rate hes looking for a attachment, and the fact is they don't exist. He will have to build his own.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">at any rate hes looking for a attachment, and the fact is they don't exist. He will have to build his own.</div>
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No they exist. What do you think a water fountain does? Not really the eact use but its what hes looking for. There are also aquarium chillers too. So in turn they do exist
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No they exist. What do you think a water fountain does? Not really the eact use but its what hes looking for. There are also aquarium chillers too. So in turn they do exist</div>
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read his original post. hes asked about a refrigerator attachment, that will substitute for the chilled rooms he has class in.<br><br>
edit. even if he uses some kinda water fountain effect its not like hes going to go to the store bust out a manual and stick in on his pc like a attachment. My point is hes going to have to Rig his pc up gehto style..
 

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I did now you read again. He doesnt have a air conditioned room like school..... so he wants something to cool the coolant for his watercooling... IE waterchillers that are a small atachment that cool liquid. He said a "refrigerated" room not a refrigerator
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I did now you read again. He doesnt have a air conditioned room like school..... so he wants something to cool the coolant for his watercooling... IE waterchillers that are a small atachment that cool liquid</div>
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Yeah, I used to have a salt water tank. I used a chiller. HEAVY duty unit. Could run continuously. But, it was LOUD and expensive. 1000$ for mine (200gallon cooling cap). So, maybe 500$ for a small capacity one. When I say cmall capacity...i mean 1/3 HP. There are really small ones for 25 gallon tanks for 300$, but they are 1/20hp. Wouldn't survive.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I did now you read again. He doesnt have a air conditioned room like school..... so he wants something to cool the coolant for his watercooling... IE waterchillers that are a small atachment that cool liquid. He said a "refrigerated" room not a refrigerator</div>
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why do you people argue like baby's all the time. He didn't say anything about what temp his room is or if its refrgerated, I just answered his question based on the info he gave us. I'm not jumping to conclutions like everyone else here. But its what ever, I'm not going to argue with people that don't seems to get it. while your at it why don't you suggest him a conroe.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">
 

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Whats so hard to understand? Where did he say he wants an attachment for the refrigrator? Nowhere. He says refrigerated room like id say air conditioned room, nothing big. Noones arguing your just getting bitter cause you noticed your mistake... no big deal. Why would i suggest a conroe? Now were moving onto something else. Ill have you know i had like 50 AMD before this and im no fanboy nor will i suggest a conroe. People buy what they want
 

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Hey digitrevX they do make attachments for chilled water cooling. That are specifically made for the application. So no it doesn't have to be all Gheto style. It replaces your radiator and you just run your lines straight to the water chiller. If I has time right now I would find you the link.<br><br><br>
Waxshop its not just you, he starts with everyone here on the forum seriously. A thread can be going just fine until he post, then it turns south.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Whats so hard to understand? Where did he say he wants an attachment for the refrigrator? Nowhere. He says refrigerated room like id say air conditioned room, nothing big. Noones arguing your just getting bitter cause you noticed your mistake... no big deal</div>
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your asuming he doesn't have a air conditioned room. He asked for a attachment, meaning something he can go out and buy to assist his water cooling kit. thats it. He didn't ask how to build a rediculous gehto rig'ed monstrosity. How about you wait for him to give us more information if he even cares before assuming you have the best solution.<br><br>
atomic, people like you just don't let things go so your gona get a responce. I'm trying to because I really don't care but you make it real hard. But I don't stoop as low as try to drag other topics onto other threads..<br><br>
BTW: i was the first person to respond so it started to go south when you all showed up. thanks
 
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