View Full Version : How about THIS for AIR COOLIN

07-30-04, 06:01 AM
9800pro (vmod) OC 531/402
dfi infinity
2500 barton @ 2.6ghz
1gb ocz 3500
8000 BTU AC & central air
HT101 W/2x smartfan II's
ill just let the pics talk.....


15C air cooled... well kinda

and yes it was very *****ing cold in my room

07-30-04, 06:27 AM
I like the picture on your power supply. :drooling:

07-30-04, 07:06 AM
yea, it looks like you've got a true sexbox lmao.

i can't handle not being a smartass here... that air conditioner is actually a phase change unit (not the same as the ones that are built for a comp though); so i'm not so sure you can call that air cooled :P

nah, i'm just kidding, it's nice. i almost did something like that to my box but i'm too lazy and no ducting.

07-30-04, 10:05 AM
woo, that is pritty awesome, i just need to get my room cold!

07-30-04, 10:08 AM
that is ridiculously awesome!

how cold is too cold for a CPU though?

07-30-04, 10:14 AM
I've got one word for you to watch out for...

condensation ;)

07-30-04, 10:45 AM
How powerful is the fan on the side of your case?

07-30-04, 10:57 AM
as far as condensation theres a filter (an i dont keep it like that anyways). an the fan on the side is a normal 80mm the fans on the heatsink are smartfans blowing about 75cfm thats more then 2x a normal fan

07-30-04, 07:14 PM
LOLOL. thats what i was going to do with my comp, or at least point it at my 9800 pro and then overclock the SHizzzat out of it (take THAT vga silencer!). and i was wondering about the issue of condensation as well. my a/c sometimes accumulates and starts dripping from the vent. so for now, all i did was redirect my airflow with a fan and some "walls" ie a huge piece of drywall i got at a construction site. i've got to try your setup someday though!!!

Pandora's Box
07-30-04, 08:53 PM
that is ridiculously awesome!

how cold is too cold for a CPU though?

ages ago tomshardware used some extreme cooling on the p4 Extreme Edition and Athlon FX53. Think they got it down to -15F degrees. intel commented that the cpu was not meant to go that cold even though it was above 4ghz :nanahump:

08-03-04, 11:28 PM
whoa.. pretty sweet.

08-04-04, 12:01 AM
Toughs are some nice temps for air cooling, to bad it must sound like a small tornado. I have 4 25db case fans and I cant hear my self think. /me wishes he has a fan controller

08-04-04, 12:58 AM
Nice trick ;) , im sure in near future we will have small refrigerators in our PCs to cool hardware :p and we will be wondering how did we ever live with AIR cooling :D

08-04-04, 05:22 AM
I thought of doing the same thing a while ago.. but i don't have A/C.. and i also wasn't sure about the condensation.

Funny how us hardware enthusiasts think alike ;p well, not really.

08-04-04, 05:32 AM
Well done dude. Very innovative and damn well working cooling solution you made there.
If it'S air cooling or not, it does a great job for sure!

08-04-04, 02:53 PM
lol Thanks all, I got a few more tricks to do aswell,

08-05-04, 11:25 AM
Ingenuity at its finest right there.