therapture (Apr 30, 2001 10:25 a.m.):
TT120 (Apr 30, 2001 07:53 a.m.):
No, with any kind of watercooling alone, you'll never get below ambient temp so condensation will not form.
ACTUALLY, you CAN go below ambient temps with evaporation. When the water evaporates, it is losing energy to the air (duh) and hence it becomes cooler than the air it lost the energy to. Water cooling towers in power plants, etc. work in this fashion, and they evaporate alot of water from a massive surface area being exposed to the air. Simplified I know, water thermodynamics are much more complicated in real life, but still, lower than ambient is and does happen.