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Arcane

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Mar 18, 2002
i thought of this idea last night...and decided to put it to work...i froze some water in a couple of ice cube trays and set them in front of my case...leaving about 2 inches between the case and the trays...that way, the air being drawn in is pretty darn cold...i just need to know if there is anything dangerous about doing this???

btw...temp dropped 2C
 

Arkaine23

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Nov 8, 2001
passive AC

I don't think there'd be any problems with that... I've got a 6 1/2 gallon fishtank right next to my case, with side panel fans only a couple of inches from the tank. I fill it with ice and set a towel under it to absorb the condensation.

I was gonna experiment with it and make an AC, but now I think I'll turn it into a watercooling system.
 

trdsw20

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Sounds good seems to have taken a pretty good effect. Kind of those old ACs with the ice blocks and a fan. I just think that the chances of water contact with a comp cant be good. Even with water cooling kits there are alot of tests that are run. Maybe you can drill a few case fans on the door and put a filter... but yeah good job so far!
 

Ozzman

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Dec 23, 2001
doesnt seem like a good idea to me.. be to scared some of the water might get sucked in and start gathering after sometime.. or touch something hot and turn into steam.. but i dont know **** about that stuff some take my word with a grain of salt
 

Arkaine23

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condensation

I was worried that the fans might suck up some of the condensation too, but they'd have to have some god-like suckage to pull drops of water from 2 inches away.

I've added a pump, some hose, a 2nd reservoir (to go in a mini-fridge), and a copper coil to my little fishtank project. Just need a to get waterblock and maybe a radiator, and to waterproof my board.
 
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Arcane

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Mar 18, 2002
cool...the condensation being sucked in was my only concern...but i think 2 inches is far enough away to avoid that...although moving it an inch away would ease my mind and probably allow for better circulation...thanks guys...
 

RoadWarrior

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With good airflow on it though, ice can pretty much sublime, that is, turn straight from solid to gas and be drawn in as steam, which might cause a humidity problem, though it shouldn't condense unless you have something else cold in the case like a pelt.