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Has anyone used Home or Air con radiators for water cooling?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

because why not? I would like to see some do that. (i know Linus already did this but I want to see a sucessful attempt unlike LTT did)

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8 hours ago, 5NibbaHertz said:

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I have used automotive and aerospace radiators for water cooling. Its a way bigger hassle as the properties are not as well defined as they are for computer hardware. There is a lot more engineering that goes into a loop.

 

It sounds like you are interested so to prime the discussions and ideas, i would suggest going out there and attempting to build something with those components.


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9 hours ago, kkpatel87 said:

I have used automotive and aerospace radiators for water cooling. Its a way bigger hassle as the properties are not as well defined as they are for computer hardware. There is a lot more engineering that goes into a loop.

 

It sounds like you are interested so to prime the discussions and ideas, i would suggest going out there and attempting to build something with those components.

I am definitely curious and interested but i am young and broke so i dont have time, skills, and money to do that smh.

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Yes.  Air to water heat exchanger is the term.  I use a 20x20 one for my whole house loop with a box fan.  I just built a second one a couple weeks ago to try with a garden hose, but unfortunately my ground water is too warm.

 

They're $150 or so and you need another $20 worth of fittings to adapt to NPT.  And the ability to do plumbing soldering.


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20 hours ago, kkpatel87 said:

I have used automotive and aerospace radiators for water cooling. Its a way bigger hassle as the properties are not as well defined as they are for computer hardware. There is a lot more engineering that goes into a loop.

Aerospace radiators are less engineered than pc mass produced rads? And their properties are less defined? Really? Come on,thats complete b.s.

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2 hours ago, Blue4130 said:

Aerospace radiators are less engineered than pc mass produced rads? And their properties are less defined? Really? Come on,thats complete b.s.

Sorry, i misspoke. I meant that the properties are much less public. By that, i mean public availability of specification sheets, drawings, type design, etc. They are definitely engineered to a higher standard, its their properties are less visible publicly. 


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