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CreePinG_DeatH_reverted

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I still plan on using a small drop-in freezer for a watercooling resevoir. And I talked about making the sides into waterblocks sort of so the water gets channeled and cooled more effeciently.

Now my question is that if I want more cooling power can I just upgrade the compressor? Or is there anything else that I have to take into consideration?
 

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Upgrading the compressor may not be that easy. The cooling system in a freezer uses freon (or something else these days) so it would be tough to replace the compressor without losing freon. Explain what exactly you had in mind for your cooling system. Are you just going to run the water through your radiator inside a freezer?
 

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Most commercial fridges rely on just natural convection (ie. no fans) for cooling their extensive condenser coils. I think by just adding a fan or two there (table fans?) you'll be boosting the system *quite* a bit. Make sure the water flow throughly between all the evaporator coils. Don't puncture the line during installation (or in any attempt to replace the compressor) or your Freon will be completely evaporated.
 
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CreePinG_DeatH_reverted

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Mr. Bender-

Picture this in your head... Square or rectangular drop-in freezer. Four flat sides and one flat bottom. Making a waterblock to channel the water on each side and the bottom. The channels would be 3/8" diameter or whatever the hose diameter is. They would all be combined so that the water coming from the PC would dump into the middle. Then the water gets channeled and cooled through the bottom, then the four sides in succession before it hits the PC again.

I figure that would be more effective than just having the water dumped into the freezer and letting the cold water mix with the warm water thus defeating the purpose.

Maybe I am asking the wrong question. Can I use a larger cooling system or whatever the condensor and coils are called with the freezer?
 

Bad Maniac

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You do NOT want to use hose around the sides of the freezer. use copper pipes. Otherwise you have a great idea, just that if you are doing something like this, you want the best possible effect. and using copper tubes to lead the fluid around the walls in teh freezer will be much more efficient than hoses.
 
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CreePinG_DeatH_reverted

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Bad Maniac (Jul 18, 2001 08:25 p.m.):
You do NOT want to use hose around the sides of the freezer. use copper pipes. .


Sorry My bad. I meant the hosing that is used inside the watercooling rig inside the PC itself. The mechanisms for channeling water inside the freezer would actually be large waterblocks fitted to each side of the freezer.
 

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CreePinG_DeatH (Jul 18, 2001 10:41 p.m.):
Bad Maniac (Jul 18, 2001 08:25 p.m.):
You do NOT want to use hose around the sides of the freezer. use copper pipes. .


Sorry My bad. I meant the hosing that is used inside the watercooling rig inside the PC itself. The mechanisms for channeling water inside the freezer would actually be large waterblocks fitted to each side of the freezer.

Ergh, I thought you were going to rip the freezer apart. If you do, you may just dip the evaporator coils (most probably fused as part of the freezer wall) into your reservoir.
 
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cjtune (Jul 19, 2001 03:02 a.m.):
Ergh, I thought you were going to rip the freezer apart. If you do, you may just dip the evaporator coils (most probably fused as part of the freezer wall) into your reservoir.

Hmmm.... that is an interesting idea... maybe I can do something with that too. Thanx for the idea.