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peewee

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has anyone tried putting their reservoir in one of those automobile plug in coolers to see if it would cool the water??. i got one and am going to try it, it gets pretty damb cold in the cooler..
 

stool

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The only thing you have to be careful of in trying it, if you get your coolant temps too low , you can start creating condensation, a problem you really want to avoid.
 

Hoot

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Those automotive plug-in coolers are designed for a sinking temperature. IE 6-pak of pop, which may start out at room temp, but they give up their heat and don't regenerate it. A cooling radiator constantly generates more heat as it exchanges the heat from the cooling water flow.

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peewee

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stool (Jun 09, 2001 12:12 a.m.):
The only thing you have to be careful of in trying it, if you get your coolant temps too low , you can start creating condensation, a problem you really want to avoid.

the cooler says it gets 40F, dunno what that is in celcius, but i dont know if it will create condensation, or maybe if i put a case can on the side of the cooler blowing cold air out it wont get as cold inside and i can have the fan blow the cold air into the case making my case temps go lower also, anyone have a comment about this???
 

Tacoman667

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You get condensation anytime you have something<especially metal> cooler then the temps in the surrounding area. Like your can of coke, it's colder then the room so you get that small condensation on the can. The condensation, however, will progress the colder the item is in comparison to the surrounds.
 
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peewee

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Tacoman667 (Jun 09, 2001 03:36 p.m.):
You get condensation anytime you have something<especially metal> cooler then the temps in the surrounding area. Like your can of coke, it's colder then the room so you get that small condensation on the can. The condensation, however, will progress the colder the item is in comparison to the surrounds.

so i guess the cooler idea isint such a good idea.... unless it was like 20F in my room which it isint... owell i was trying...i'll guess i'll be happy with 38c cpu temps for now...