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Old May 12, 2012, 06:46 AM
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ok well if the offer on are house falls through i will be putting a water chiller in a loop i want to get people opinions here on what one to use and where to get it from for a good price so please lets talk about add a water chiller to your cooling loop
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:23 AM
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If I had money to spare, I would grab myself a nice pre made unit like this one :)
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:35 AM
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You could make yourself one for about $50. Go to a pawn shop and find an older window air conditioner. Remove casing. Slowly and carefully bend the evaporator piping so you can submerge the evaporator in to some sort of reservoir for your coolant. But honestly I wouldn't bother w/ a chiller. Modern CPUs and GPUs don't scale as well as they use to w/ extreme cold.

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Old May 12, 2012, 09:37 AM
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You could make yourself one for about $50. Go to a pawn shop and find an older window air conditioner. Remove casing. Slowly and carefully bend the condenser piping so you can submerge the condenser in to some sort of reservoir for your coolant. But honestly I wouldn't bother w/ a chiller. Modern CPUs and GPUs don't scale as well as they use to w/ extreme cold.
All the more reason to use a chiller, keep everything at 30C to maximize overclock, without going sub zero.
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All the more reason to use a chiller, keep everything at 30C to maximize overclock, without going sub zero.
It won't gain you any MHz really though. Not w/ Sandy Bridge or most newer videocards. Plus there is the fact that it will be rather loud. In something like a computer the compressor is going to be 24/7. Plus the fans on the condenser are going to be loud.
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ya but it might allow me to push my 3770k to it's limits i just dont want to pay 1000$ for a water chiller
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your also missing that the chiller will suck alot of hydro and need to freeze protect for most evap coils hit below freeze point another thing is condensation control
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nope i have thought about all of this i dont pay hydro right now and i am doing subzero with dice now so i am pretty good easier then the dice and a pot
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You could make yourself one for about $50. Go to a pawn shop and find an older window air conditioner. Remove casing. Slowly and carefully bend the condenser piping so you can submerge the condenser in to some sort of reservoir for your coolant. But honestly I wouldn't bother w/ a chiller. Modern CPUs and GPUs don't scale as well as they use to w/ extreme cold.
ah i see early morning dew not a problem with this set-up for Evap does the chilling and condensor exspells heat

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you still need to freeze protect and insulate WB's from dew with Hailea HC-500A Water Chiller or AC

best use pet safe anti-freeze mixed for -20c and set-up relays for 1 button starting/run pumps/fans
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ah i see early morning dew not a problem with this set-up for Evap does the chilling and condensor exspells heat

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you still need to freeze protect and insulate WB's from dew with Hailea HC-500A Water Chiller or AC

best use pet safe anti-freeze mixed for -20c and set-up relays for 1 button starting/run pumps/fans
You still need to protect against condensation w/ the modified air conditioner. You could see coolant temps below freezing no problem.
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