you know....this will sound crazy but might be brilliant

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by kazkepox, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. kazkepox

    kazkepox New Member

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    you know I have always known "keep your pc cool and things wont break. I instantly thought "why not just put your pc an like a mini-fridge or something? thats it.... make the computer case out of a minifridge. sure, it iwll be huge but absolutely nothing can overheat in there, heck you can even keep your energy drinks in there too. anyways it was a stupid/crazy/brilliant idea that came to me.
     
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    kazkepox New Member

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  3. ScOuT

    ScOuT VIP Member

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    I have seen people who messed with this idea on a few forums (Overclock.net forum and xtremesystems forum) The problem is...the fridge is very well insulated so when heat is PRODUCED inside, it traps it in and actually makes a mini oven. A fridge is not made to cool hot things like a hot computer, and many do not have the power to cool faster than a computer will heat up. It will basically roast your computer in there:D I have seen a few guys who got it working ok...but the majority of them are failures.
     
  4. Gooberman

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    Lol leave it on over night and wake up and open the fridge door and it's all melted and smoking now that would suck
     
  5. kazkepox

    kazkepox New Member

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    hehe it was just a boredom idea lol
     
  6. PohTayToez

    PohTayToez Active Member

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    Another problem is that if it gets TOO cool, condensation forms. Water and computer equipment don't exactly mix very well.
     
  7. ikermalli

    ikermalli New Member

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    It would be better if they made liquid cooling liquids to be able to stay at a low temp normally, that would be sick, so it would be the perfect temperature (or adjustable).
     
  8. bomberboysk

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    Well, the main issue with this is not only the insulation, but the fact that refridgerators do not run the compressor 100% of the time like say, an air conditioner. If anything, you would want to use a large air conditioner blowing inside a case..
     
  9. bigrich0086

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    dont forget when you got a consistent hot piece in a cool fridge you will now have to fight moisture on your parts.
     
  10. ScottALot

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    Just get rid of some of the insulation and use the freon/ac pump. Poke some ventilation holes in front and back, put some 120mms, some 80mms, w/e to circulate the air making sure it doesn't get too hot or too cool.
     

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