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Old 05-12-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default what do u think about this kooling mod

taking a miny fridge and
modding it so you could put a motherbord in it
u think that would take temps down really far
oh ya and could that affect any parts negitivly at all?
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Yeah it's called condensation. Cold good, water bad...
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u dont get condindation in a fridge cuz theres not water its all dry air
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Default Re: what do u think about this kooling mod

but when there is moisture in the air, it condenses when it cools down.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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Not really. It's almost the same concept as phase change cooling. Maybe a bit more DIY and dangerous, but it can be done.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:36 PM   #7
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u dont get condensation in a fridge cuz theres not water its all dry air
When cold air comes in contact with a warm surface it draws the moisture out of the air at that contact point. In the case of a warm to hot computer board, this can be real bad. It will condense on heat sinks and warm devices like drives and pci/agp cards. Not only will said devices rust but the water will conduct making circuits where there are not supposed to be.
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And if you think there isn't any moisture in a fridge just talk to the million plus users that have to defrost the freezer once in a while. Or ask them why there is water in the crisper tray.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:19 AM   #8
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even putting aside condensation and problems with moisture and circuitry..you would need to cut many holes in the fridge panels for power supply cord and all your usb cords and speaker cords and for your dvd drives. Have you ever seen the amount of copper tubing running through the panels of a fridge? It just would not be possible to cut all those holes out without hitting these pipes. You are best of relegating this idea back to the relms of stupidity and for get you ever thought of it.
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Obviously you're against the idea, but why the negativity? Don't need to bash the guy because he was just sharing an idea. It's not the best of ideas, but a simple "no this idea is not good because of all these issues..." would suffice.
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a forum is for opinions and that was my opinion
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