Homemade Water cooler

JWK

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They are selling 12v compressors at the local automotive shop for $9.99(Australian).
I'm wondering if I can use the compressor to run my own refrigerated CPU cooling setup.
I figure I can dismantle it & with a bit of braising here & there, create my own cooling system.
Any comments or advice.
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It would be easier to get a de-humidifier...by the time you buy all the parts and charge the thing you would have enough to buy a small A/C unit which would perform better than both.


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Well, I don't know what I'm doing, when it comes to water cooling a CPU. I'm an engineer (Automotive) & though it would be fun to read up on what's required for a water cooled system. I thought I'd make the bits required & see what I can produce.

I just had to ask the (uninformed) question as the compressors are on offer & I didn't want to miss out if they could be used.

Have a good New Year (as if it means anything).

Ape
 

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Yes, you wouldn't need a compressor for a water chilled system would you.

I figured a 'fridge' cooler would be quieter than a water cooler, that was my original appeal. I did read that you can have a water cooled setup, going to a reservoir buried in the ground, to keep it cool. I suppose that setup wouldn't require any fans. Just toying with ideas as I am having cooling problems (other thread).

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I supose all I really want is a silent PC. I don't need sub-zero either, just quiet efficient cooling.

Maybe when I upgrade I'll look at water cooling.
 

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Stop doing things halfway.

Erect a proper cooling tower on your roof and use it to cool your computer. See <A HREF="http://www.marleyct.com" target="_new">Marley</A> for ideas.

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Have you guys checked out the Computerator project at PCRivals? the site hasn't been updated in a while, but for about 40 or 50 bucks it got the thing cooled to -17
http://www.pcrivals.com/index.php?page=article&id=13

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