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Postby Sabrewings » Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:29 am

A fridge is designed to cool a confined space that contains inanimate items. Its not designed to curb the energy output of an item such as a PC. It can't move that much heat that fast.

Maybe a meat locker or something.
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Postby Roach412 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:12 pm

the amount of energy that would be needed to continually cool a pc (like in a fridge or freezer...etc...) would well outstrip that of just getting a nice pre-manufactured watercooling setup. :roll:

i wouldn't even want to imagine my energy bills if i were to add a second refridgerator that would be running non-stop all-day. 8O

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Postby Twisty » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:29 am

If I was going to do the fridge thing then I would fill it with something with a very high specific heat capacity, like bags full of water. Then I would have a tube that was coiled up inside the fridge before going into the computer. The air would be cooled as it passes through the fridge (how cool it comes out depends on how many coils). The fridge would not be powerful enough cool the puter 24/7 but there should be enough thermal inertia with all that water to run the computer for a couple of hours a day.

I once read a page where some guy buried a large resivoir of water deep underneath his back garden and used this to supply his water cooling setup. This sounds seemed like a very good idea becasue it requires no extra energy and down there things stay constantly at about 10C, so just the right temp to not have to worry about condensation.
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