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Mountain Dew supercooling?

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I'm getting water cooling soon (once I can afford it), and I've been thinking of what I should do with my trusty Alpha PAL6035. What other sources of heat do I have? What must I cool? Then it came to me. Peltier-cooled Mountain Dew. I don't have a fridge near my computer, so I always end up drinking it warm. All I need to do is get a low wattage peltier, I can make an aluminum can holder, and I'll always have cold Dew! I guess I'll just have to worry about it freezing, how cold do they get with a tiny load such as this?
 

OpenFriday

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I'd Be interested to see that myself. Im lucky, got a mini fridge less than 3 feet away. Once i get into watercooling im thinking of putting the resovior in there. Not as crazy as your pelt cooled pop but cool none the less. I'd love to see some pics, and temps if possible. :)
 

TT120

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I saw a pic somewhere (I'm still lookin for it again) where the had 2 alpha-pelt setups strapped to the sides of a can of beer in a foam can cooler. Looked pretty cool :)
 

bdf24

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I saw that same review but I can't remember where! I believe they left it on all night trying to freeze the can of soda. But It only got down to around 40 degrees or so.
 

Mac42

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You could always put the Alpha on a peltier and use it to cool the water in your computer. Well, you could try anyway, not saying it will make much of a difference.


-=mac=-
 
OP
sfa ok

sfa ok

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Mac42 (Apr 16, 2001 07:54 a.m.):
You could always put the Alpha on a peltier and use it to cool the water in your computer. Well, you could try anyway, not saying it will make much of a difference.


-=mac=-

Then I'm running a slight risk of having the water go below room temp, which means condensation risk throught the system instead of just near the cpu.
 

ken257

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The bigest problem I see with this idea is that you are cooling a lame a$$ Dew. Cool something wothwhile like a Bud :)
 
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William

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hmm, many members on this board are below the drinking age(including myself). So cooling a bud is not a "legal" option for us. Cool idea to try out!!. Be sure to use that alpha to cool the hotside.
 

TechnoFile

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And don't forget the portion of this board that are above the drinking age and really don't consider a Bud to be 'worthwhile' at all :)
 

AnonymousDude

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I saw it done with a coke can, left it over night still didn't freeze. It's really not worth it. I'm trying to remember where. I think it might have been octools or ocshoot. not sure.
 
OP
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sfa ok

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And I need something to do in my metals class anyway. I think it will cool pretty well, it's only a novelty anyway, I probably will somehow end up attatching it to a radiator.
 

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dunno260 (Apr 16, 2001 04:39 p.m.):
hmm, many members on this board are below the drinking age(including myself). So cooling a bud is not a "legal" option for us. Cool idea to try out!!. Be sure to use that alpha to cool the hotside.

Just turned 21 at about my third month in the forum.... :)

Have I had a drink yet? No. Don't feel left out.

SickBoy
 

Colin

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Put your can of Dew horizontal in a bowl full of ice and water. Spin the can with your fingers. In 30 seconds it will be ice cold. For those of age, it works with beer and no foam. KISS, no pelts required.