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snipcod
11-01-05, 12:27 PM
I was playing some FEAR the other night and my temp alarms starting going off. I did not wanna stop playing but my stuff was getting a bit hot, so I paused the game for a bit to see if it would go down and nothing. Then I thought of an idea. Put some freezer paks in front of the fans to pull in colder air. It worked great to. My GPU went down by about 5c my hard drive went down by 15c and my GPU went down by about 5c. While I donít think 5c is a big jump it was enough to make my alarms stop going off.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/snipcod/4a4a8ed0.jpg

ascully
11-01-05, 01:01 PM
Thats really ghetto but really a great idea :)

CaptNKILL
11-01-05, 01:37 PM
Yeah, thats not a bad idea at all... they probably last a long time too :)

Thatd be especially convenient for someone with a mini fridge (with a freezer) near their PC so they could have them right away. Hey, you should think of some way to make ducts that can be screwed onto fan mounts that can have these freezer packs attached.

We could be on to something here :D

wnd
11-01-05, 01:46 PM
The first thing I though when I saw the picture was "condensing moisture". I would probably be too careful with my computer and not do that, but I hardly think that'll be a problem unless your GPU/CPU fan is a little brother of a jet engine.

snipcod
11-01-05, 02:02 PM
Theres no such thing as moisture in Colorado ;) Im sure you would get more moisture in just the air living in FL ot TX

mx125race
11-01-05, 05:58 PM
That could lead to something big, maybe you should try to get a company like Antec to look into your invention :o

eh, just a thought. Or have it filled with ice cold water that stays cool instead of having a lot of tubing inside your case for a 'case fan-watercooling' .. cheaper too


i guess im just exagerating maybe :rolleyes:

if my stuff gets too hot once i upgrade my sh!t, then i will try this, got 2 freezer packs in the freezer that last about 2 hours, then ill just throw them backiin and have some backups if its a long gaming weekend :D

slick
11-01-05, 06:21 PM
Isn't there some company that actually makes an air conditioner for the PC? (not that evercool one, the GIGANTIC one that stuck out of the case?)

slick
11-01-05, 06:41 PM
Found it: The PC AirCon PAC 400. (http://www.waffer.biz/THERMAL/English/Pac400.htm)


I want to see someone here give it a whirl...

CaptNKILL
11-01-05, 06:58 PM
Found it: The PC AirCon PAC 400. (http://www.waffer.biz/THERMAL/English/Pac400.htm)


I want to see someone here give it a whirl...
Search for threads about it here... I remember there was one a few months ago.