Originally posted by Sui
Ok those crappy fridges take like a day to cool down, and like 4-5 days to get to freezing temps with no one opening them while on high. So right there concept toasted.
Rather then keeping moisture out of the air perhaps you can do what everyone else does and make the componets water resistant. Theres even a spray for this, you'll have to cover things you want to use later, like sata connectors, or PCI slots.
Condesation forms on colder things. Go get into an air conditioned car, stick your face into the vent and see how long it takes condesation to form. Have you ever steped into an air conditioned car and thought the seat was wet from the A/C, no..... I hope not anyway. Open the fridge and grab a can of soda, as long as the fridge hasn't been open a while you can grab the soda and it'll be dry, 5 minites after you take it out the moisture in a warm room will collect on the can. The only way he would have a problem with condensation is if he had some air coming into the case without going though the cooler/fridge/ac first.
OMG... ok... i'll step thru this so i dont flip.
condensation does form on colder things, very good...
the stuff in your car does not get condesation on it because the air is circulated. guess what is happening to the heat exchanger where the refrigerant is decompressing and getting cold: ITS COLLECTING CONDENSATION!!! it is essentially working as a dehumidifier as it cools. and by the way, water condensating on your face is about the dumbest thing i've ever heard, crack a book would you?
basicly, he puts room temperature computer parts in a room temperature frig. lets say he never ever opens it up after he closes it. as the frig cools... moisture will separate from the air. most of the condensation will form on the walls as this is where it is the coldest. the air imediately around the computer will still be warm because it is generating heat. if he turns of the computer, even for a minute, the air temperature will drop drastically around the computer and the warm air that was holding a small amount of moisture will condense on your computer.
If you waterproof your parts, it will hurt your heat transfer and you will need the steep temperature difference to drive your heat transfer to stock rates or else it will over heat in normal conditions.
i went to school specifically for crap like this. its not my computer, do what you want.