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10-15-2005, 10:20 AM
My neighbor put a water dispenser which cools small bottles in the trash last night. It appears that the spout broke on the unit.
I brought it over to my house thinking it could probably cool a processor really really low. I have a regular water cooling unit for a processor which I never installed. I could probably adapt it to this dispenser just to see what the results would be.
Any ideas on this project? Is it a good idea or a dumb one?
10-15-2005, 01:23 PM
Oh I have seen this before. You are using the chilling unit as a more advanced heat exchanger than a regular radiator/fan combination. You should get some good temps with that, but the hard part is making it look good. Sounds like a good project!
Here's a giant archive of watercooling articles that I have read over and used over the years in my watercooling setups:
There is a chiller article in there somewhere, I just don't have the time right now to go search for it.
EDIT: Here this one is somewhat similiar: http://www.overclockers.com/tips1043/
Also, to get those temps down a little more, you might want to consider a peltier block because you will probably be able to absorb quite a heat load. That will really get that processor temp down.
10-15-2005, 04:08 PM
Thanks, I appreciate those links/ I won't be doing anything until winter, though.
10-15-2005, 05:48 PM
I've thought about doing something like that using one of those little 6-pack fridges.
10-15-2005, 08:35 PM
sweet, sounds like a cool idea HA HA HA! get it "cool" oh whell that was lame, anyways im gonna try that when i decide to break the 3d mark 05 score record ha ha:)
10-16-2005, 03:40 AM
What is interesting about all this is that anyone who went through Mechanical Engineering knows how to do this thanks to those wonderful fluids, heat transfer and thermodynamics courses you had to take. Since I'm an EE, we had a class in electronics cooling design that covered all of this in detail for cooling processors, power transistors, motherboards, etc in all kinds of scenarios. I must admit, I do enjoy an interesting engineering problem like trying to keep my @load AMD 3000+ processor temps below 37C while keeping the system nice and quiet.
10-16-2005, 11:31 PM
Small coolers can be easily overwhelmed by the heat put out by a cpu. Consider using it as an addition to a radiator rater than replacing it.Have it chill the radiator cooled water.
Remember that you need to insulate the hoses if they are carrying chilled water to prevent condensation.
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