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Options for Aquarium Chiller Cooling

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Posted · Original PosterOP

yes this is stupid I'm aware

I've been inspired by Linus' videon on chilling TR2 with an aquarium chiller:

I've been looking at several options for chillers like this one and they range from small and quiet to large and beefy like the one Linux grabbed for around $500-600, is there any kind of size requirement or reccommendation as to which would work best or be able to hold somewhat stable? Obviously there's been no testing for this sort of thing but I guess I'm curious as to what the limit of chiller size would need to be to be somewhat effective for cooling a loop with something like a moderately overclocked R9 3900X at above or at ambient temperature. Bigger ones are appealing solely for the sake of being able to cool off much more effectively and maintain much cooler temperatures but for now I'm more concerned with maintaining ambient temps as I would have to research long-term solutions for insulation and anti-moisture build-up measures


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Check how much power your CPU is drawing, ensure the chiller can dissipate more than that.


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yes , I agree, it's stupid but now I want an aquarium that's also a high end gaming PC... 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Kilrah said:

Check how much power your CPU is drawing, ensure the chiller can dissipate more than that.

See that's what I don't know about. Some coolers advertise 70W power draws (I think) like so:

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but most are only dealing with water that isn't constantly being raised to super-ambient temperatures especially where higher end ryzen can easily surge past 200W, so actually calculating this metric to ensure cooling is difficult


I got a computer

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Dell Precision T3600

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Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

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Dell Optiplex 780

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Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

now I want an aquarium that's also a high end gaming PC... 

I'm saving up for a stupid ass system so i saw this video and i was like "this looks like a stupid-ass amazing time" and i have the benefit of just dropping in a radiator if/when the aquarium chiller doesn't work out, or even using both if need be


I got a computer

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Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Now that I think about it, would it actually provide any help to run in a loop like:

  • Chiller
  • CPU
  • Radiator (dissapate heat before it reaches chiller)
  • Chiller
  • Loop from there

I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

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Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Radium_Angel said:

Heck, what ever happened to Peltier cooling?

I think it had something to do with running over 150-200W through some piddly little wires to a little metal plate


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Dell Precision T3600

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Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

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Just now, DaJakerBoss said:

I think it had something to do with running over 150-200W through some piddly little wires to a little metal plate

I recall having one for my 486dx100 and recall it got rather toasty in my case, but that was some time ago (obviously) 

Didn't know if they had ever made any advancements since then


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

Ubuntu Server 19.10

 

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At 1400W cooling capacity yeah you should have no problem at all...

 

Now whether it makes any sense is another question.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

At 1400W cooling capacity yeah you should have no problem at all...

 

Now whether it makes any sense is another question.

oh it absolutely makes no sense at all


I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

Ubuntu Server 19.10

 

Peripherals

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Roccat Kone AIMO

Steelseries $10 mousepad I bought at Walmart idk what it is

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