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Old 05-15-2005, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i know this is nothing new but i have a few questions. what does it take to convert a computer to run in a freezer. for an average person who doent have bottomless funds or special freinds with access to metal or stuff like that. just want opinions. and ye i know this is pretty weird.
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You got an intelligent penguin or something?

You'd probably just need to leave it running it would keep itself warm. Then again it could get water freezing inside it then youre screwed...
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ok no offence but that didnt help at all. anyone else?
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Your going to form condensation on your PC and it's going to short circut.

Take a look at other cooling methods like a fridge... What's the name of that cooling thing again, not water and not peltiers but it works like a fridge?
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so if i used a fridge element or something less cold would it not form condensation?
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What you want is something called "Phase Change Cooling" google it. It's a mini fridge for your PC (but due to the confined area it can reach -100)
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it's not safe to run phase change on your computer 24/7 though
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Your wrong it is if you build it right, or buy one :d
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yeaaaah just google up a PC in a freezer, this idea has been mentioned time and time again....refridgerators aren't meant to continually cool something that's pumping off a lot of heat like that....the most you could do is use the compressor for it to build your own phase change.

You have to take a LOT of precautions against condensation and yeah there's people who have run phase change for many months but for the most part it's for suicide shots
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Running a phase change system for 24/7 is not a really good idea. Like Nubius said, it's for suicide shots. Check out some extreme forums.

http://www.xtremesystems.org
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Has a really great forum, dedicated totally to the art of phase change. There is alot to learn on phase change, as I have been doing almost nonstop research for the last few weeks on it. Go to sites like http://www.howstuffworks.com and read up on how refrigerators work. Learning how any type of cooling system works would be of gret knowledge to you. Learn how a refrigerator works, an air conditioner, things like that, and they will all help you more easily understand a phase change. When you first start learning, it is extremely overwhelming, but stick it out. There are things that once you find them out (very very small things) it makes all the bigger, more confusing things fall into place.
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