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Project: FROZEN RIPPLES

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fatty, 10 Jun 2005.

  1. fatty

    fatty Minimodder

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    Well I had an old mach1 laying around with out a case and thought hmmmm water chiller so I started to plan it out how to build the heat exchanger etc

    I came up with this idea

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    Basicaly refrigerant was going to flow through the copper coil and water was to flow through the bottle
     
  2. fatty

    fatty Minimodder

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    Here are some pictures of it connected to the mach1

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    Well the water wasnt getting that cold

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    2.2 degrees was about the coldest it would get but that was unloaded temps :(
    This was measured with the probe attatched to a waterblock on a simple loop with about 1 - 2 litres of water in the loop

    So after reading some other forums and a bit of thought I rebuilt the heat exchanger basicaly it is now a copper tube with the coil on the inside instead of the outside

    I don't have any pictures of the construction of the tube cos I forgot my camera that day

    But this is it all hooked up

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  3. fatty

    fatty Minimodder

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    After the first run I found the temperature of the water comming down a lot quicker, however when the temp hit 6 degrees C on the probe the temps started to rise again
    I thought this a little odd but was on the phone at the time then I heard a cracking sound like breaking ice, I went to investigate what was going on and found the tube had frozen solid and the pump could not pump anymore :(

    What to do what to do???

    I know anti freeze have you ever tried to buy this stuff in summer?? rare as rocking horse p##

    but after playing with the mix I managed to make some headway

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    The temps continued to fall this was great

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    The condensation on the block is frozen wooohoooo!!! :clap:
     
  4. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Nice work man.

    (First time I saw this thread's title, I thought it said Frozen Nipples :blush: )
     
  5. fatty

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    At -14 the water turns into slushy material and the hose pipe starts to go solid :)

    I still had the controler for the mach1 so I have fitted this so the units temps can be controlled you can have condensation or no condensation

    I have also tested this unit under 210W of heatload (which I use for tunning my regassed prometeia's on) it will hold 210W at -0.6 all day long :) this is an awsome bit of kit

    It will be getting mounted into a mach1 chassis over the next few weeks so I hope to update this thread when I get some pics :)
     
  6. fatty

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    Loool thanks
     
  7. ralph.pickering

    ralph.pickering What's a Dremel?

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    I was thinking of doing a similar sort of thing for my watercooled dual-Xeon box (I've yet to come across a dual-processor phase change cooler) but I'd planned to use Peltiers for the heat exchanger. But I think I like your idea better... now I just need to figure out how to mod that old split unit air-con I've got lying around.
     
  8. fatty

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    I have built duel headed prometeia unit before

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    but it was used for cpu and gpu cooling

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    or with chilly1 heads

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  9. Draeth1

    Draeth1 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice temps, but when I first clicked on the thread I thought I was going to Project: Frozen Nipples. lol Can't wait to see what you do or build this into.
     
  10. fatty

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    Your wait is just about over as the case for it just turned up yes it will go back into a prometeia mach1 chassis I dont have a camera so no pics but here is one of a water chiller I fitted into a chassis to give you an idea

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    That is a polished chassis

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    and that is the water chiller inside

    It will look very simular to that :)
     
  11. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Shh...

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    Very neat idea... You can cool pretty much everything in your computer now, cant you? Just a side note, the more impure the liquid you use to cool your computer, the lower its freezing point is. The actual material you put into the water makes almost no difference (in the change in freezing point).
     
  12. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    well it is a tit BIT nipply in here...

    AC's on...

    Nice job, procooling has some extra help on that Joe and the boys have mucho experience in this exact thing...
     
  13. Sch1sm

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    That's exactly what i thought the moment i read it. It looks brilliant with those temperatures, well done. I've never been one to delve into the extreme water cooling or water cooling itself, still rather scared off by the thought to be frank. Or marvin. :)
     
  14. fatty

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    The water treatment dude came into work the other day and he tested the mix that I now have and he said it should be good for -50 loool there are additives that I think dangerden make that will do -40 plus are non corrosive and non cunductive which is what you realy want inside an expensive pc set up

    The unit was built to try cool everything inside a pc ie cpu, twin gpu's, chipset and whatever else you want to cool or freeeze lol

    but for uber cooling you also need uber condensation proofing :waah:
     
  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It's begging to be called project frozen nipples because that's what I read as well. What a load of pervs eh?

    And -50c! :D :thumb:
     
  16. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    We are nerds... what do you expect ;)
     
  17. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Thats damn impressive man. Looks great too in the polished chassis like that.

    I love all the replies saying they clicked on this thread because they thought it was frozen nipples. Now that would be a rather strange mod. lol
     
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  18. fatty

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    HMMMM 2 small cooling heads on the loop no problems and it was nipples as a joke but thought I would change it lol

    And YES I am a PERVERT woooohoooooo :rock: :worried: :eeek:


    At the moment it only has R134a gas in it I do have some R507 which is colder so I may regas it and use that
     
  19. koola

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    Wohha! How low will she go, how low....

    Very nice fatty :eeek:
     
  20. Halgy3000

    Halgy3000 What's a Dremel?

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    I don't know if you have solved the icing problem yet (too lazy to read the rest of the thread), but windshild washer fluid might work too, as long as there is a anti-freeze element to it, which most do.

    PEACE
     

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