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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:45 pm 
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Anyone know if putting pc components in a small minifridge would cause any problems?
I was going to do this for my first mod, but i think there are some problems,

1. condensation
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2.lack of correct cooling (not cold enough)

can anyone verify any of these potential problems, whether they would be a problem or not, this is my first mod and i have zero eperience in this field?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:59 pm 
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Plus expensive or lack of constant cooling.

Would no ventilation be a problem?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:19 pm 
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search through your old MaxPC mags......there was an article a number of years ago about really way out mods......one was a PC for which the case was an old refrigerator/freezer........

as you stated the main problem is condensation

another problem is adequate control of temp

the guy who made that PC in a fridge solved the condensation problem by having motherboard, vid card, and hard drives in air tight container that had moisture removed(possibly by chemical compound in a packet----like there is in some medication bottles when you first open the bottle).....then putting that in the freezer portion of the refrigerator.......rest of components( CD, DVD, etc went into the refrigerator portion which wasn't refrigerated......and components in the air-tight container in freezer portion were kept frozen(freezer door kept closed) with temperature dial in refrigerator portion.

would help to have electric thermometer in freezer to keep you aware of temp so you can adjust dial setting..........


definitely not to practical, maybe not cost efficient, but one heck of a conversation piece.

I'm more partial to PC in electric keg cooler


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:26 pm 
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you can overclock the crap out of a cpu with refrigeration.


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 Post subject: Re: Refridgeration
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:45 am 
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Great_Randew wrote:
Anyone know if putting pc components in a small minifridge would cause any problems?
I was going to do this for my first mod, but i think there are some problems,

1. condensation
and
2.lack of correct cooling (not cold enough)

can anyone verify any of these potential problems, whether they would be a problem or not, this is my first mod and i have zero eperience in this field?


Condensation - I'm not sure what the product is, baking soda? No idea, I'll look it up. Its just a powder you put in th fridge and run with it in for a few days that absorbs all the moisture and solidifies.
Cooling - You can still use a HSF in a fridge...

There is a discussion in the Modders Workshop right now on this topic, browse by there and see if the information you need is there.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:28 am 
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willah wrote:
Cooling - You can still use a HSF in a fridge...


Then what's the point of the fridge?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:31 pm 
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What? You're just gonna leave the core bare? You still need something to blow the cool air onto the CPU/remove heat from it.

Air doesn't remove heat worth a shit, which is why air pockets between the HSF and CPU on a computer can cause heat problems.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:42 pm 
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You must think I'm stupid, right? Of course no one's going to leave a CPU running naked unless it's some test (Tom's Hardware).

To clarify, why would you put a heatsink and fan on the CPU in a fridge? What's the point of either the fridge or fan?


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OCNoob wrote:
You must think I'm stupid, right? Of course no one's going to leave a CPU running naked unless it's some test (Tom's Hardware).

To clarify, why would you put a heatsink and fan on the CPU in a fridge? What's the point of either the fridge or fan?
think of putting a pc outsode in the winter, it would blow extremely cold air over the heatsink, that being the point.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:40 pm 
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Nvm. :?


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Like athlon said, the fan would blow the cold air over the heatsink becuase thats likely the only way you would get really low temps in just a fridge. With nothing moving air over the heatsink, even in a cold environment, it is going to heat up faster than the still air can remove the heat.


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