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Anybody use Dry Ice or N2? R Kits availible?

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el

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I don't have a tank of N2 but I can get at least a gallon in a transportation vessel from work. My question is how and where do you learn about crazy cooling. I also toss tons of dry ice away everyday. Is there some way to use dry ice to cool chips?
 

dimmreaper

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Go to an automotive swap-meet and get a "cool can" its a metal canister that has a spiral of tubing inside. Racers put dry-ice in the canister, and pump fuel through the spiral. This gets the fuel nice and cool for those hot days at the drag-strip.

You should be able to use one(look for one with insolation in the walls of the canister) to cool anti-freeze in the same way. Then all you need is a watercooling kit. I've acctually wanted to do this for sometime, but I can't get dry-ice locally without a special chemical permit.
 

Door Knob

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I grew up on dragstrips and I can tell you anyone who is seriose about racing uses these things so they must transfer heat pretty damn well. Also if your looking for some more horse from your computer I suggest headers and a nice aluminum high rise intake.
 
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FRANK

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>Also if your looking for some more horse from your computer I suggest headers and a nice aluminum high rise intake.<

And you think your fans are loud!
 
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el

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Well Jeff you are going to hate me because I throw out about 5 pounds of the stuff every single day! I don't know why but at work I still can not see the new post in this cooling forum?? wtf I deleted all my cookies and I still can't see the newer posts!! Thanks for all the great ideas I will have to try it out.

Ps jeff if you live around washington DC I can give you some dry ice that should last you long enough to at least do some benchmarks(10lbs).
 

dimmreaper

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el (Mar 16, 2001 01:08 p.m.):Ps jeff if you live around washington DC I can give you some dry ice that should last you long enough to at least do some benchmarks(10lbs).
Nope, I live in Michigan. And I found some info on the permit, it's cheaper to obtain than I thought. They just want to be sure some crazy college kids don't decide to swollow it or something. I also checked in to Liquid N2, very pricy to obtain the necessay permits and equipment, but the running cost would be less than dry ice.

The best solution seems to be a vapor phase / peltier combo. Such a combo could achieve temps around -40C, and would have a low running cost compared to dry ice or L-N2.
 

Mr_Goat

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hehehe...Jeff reminded me of something a couple of college kids did awhile back, dropped a chunk into a resealable paint can and threw it into a frat house....hehehehe...redefines modern art :D
 
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el

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Well I have all the equipment at work that I can take home but the transport vessel looks like a big mirrored jug which is totally cool looking but will only hold about a gallon or so and the large tanks look like they must weight at least 500lbs so I can't take them. I am going to look into the combo idea because it would be cool and quiet. and maybe I could use it to cool my video card too.
 

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Jeff Evans (Mar 13, 2001 04:49 p.m.):
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I've acctually wanted to do this for sometime, but I can't get dry-ice locally without a special chemical permit.

Bribe a Good Humor Truck driver. Sheesh, talk about unduly restrictive.

Hoot
 

Valafar

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Treker (Mar 16, 2001 08:53 p.m.):
Hephaistos (Mar 13, 2001 11:32 p.m.):
good idea. You can get cool cans here http://www.summitracing.com/ or here http://www.jegs.com/

Perhaps I'm blind but I can't seem to find cool cans at either of those links, yes the first one has it listed, but nothing under the listeing, and the second link says nothing that I can see about cool cans.

Got another link?

-Trek

The second site has cool cans. Type cool can in the keyword search box.
 

Treker

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Valafar (Mar 17, 2001 03:37 a.m.):
Treker (Mar 16, 2001 08:53 p.m.):
Hephaistos (Mar 13, 2001 11:32 p.m.):
good idea. You can get cool cans here http://www.summitracing.com/ or here http://www.jegs.com/

Perhaps I'm blind but I can't seem to find cool cans at either of those links, yes the first one has it listed, but nothing under the listeing, and the second link says nothing that I can see about cool cans.

Got another link?

-Trek

The second site has cool cans. Type cool can in the keyword search box.

Hey Got it, thanks, but whoa, 100 bucks for a can I can make with some old copper tubbing and coffie can? hehe, no thankys.

-Trek