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Water cooling Block inside a Mini Fridge?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everybody!

 

Could you please help me with this Question: What would happen if I put a normal fanned water cooling block (for CPU cooling) into a mini fridge, at lets say 3 degrees celsius (above freezing point)?
- Would it just heat up inside the mini fridge, canceling out its purpose? (Lets say my CPU Idles at 40°c with 70°c under load.)
- And if it somehow works, would I have to deal with condensation crawling into my case? (like with sub ambient temperature cooling?)

I searched the web for this and found similar post but no decisive conclusion.

I've created this extremely elaborate graphic to enhance the reading experience:

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I also tried to get an understanding at where the Dew Point for condensation could be, by using this tool:

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Thank you for your help and insight!

 

 

 

 

 

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The fridge would have to be running all the time (which most dont because that is loud).

Otherwise it would be cooling stronger, but not more efficiently.

If one would go that far it would probably better to build a custom system for cooling with a fluid like in the fridge (I wont go into details here).

EDIT:

not more efficient because you have another part to power, the cooling itself would be amplified

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It's certainly been done before. I doubt that a mini fridge would cool the loop enough to make condensation a problem, but that's and easy insulation fix if you do see it occuring. Only pursue this if you're looking for a fun modding project, otherwise is is somewhat impractical. I'm not one to judge though, I zip tied a cpu AIO onto my gpu once, and it worked quite nicely.


 

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Same basic concept in principal.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Semper said:

Same basic concept in principal.

I remember this video, hmm you are right, the heat generation could be compared.

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3 hours ago, Dirtstyle said:

Hello everybody!

 

Could you please help me with this Question: What would happen if I put a normal fanned water cooling block (for CPU cooling) into a mini fridge, at lets say 3 degrees celsius (above freezing point)?
- Would it just heat up inside the mini fridge, canceling out its purpose? (Lets say my CPU Idles at 40°c with 70°c under load.)
- And if it somehow works, would I have to deal with condensation crawling into my case? (like with sub ambient temperature cooling?)

I searched the web for this and found similar post but no decisive conclusion.

I've created this extremely elaborate graphic to enhance the reading experience:

image.png.3de38c002ada6efd4f3b17c65188a373.png

 

 

I also tried to get an understanding at where the Dew Point for condensation could be, by using this tool:

image.png.7332f269961785f488f9598ab834b6da.png

 

Thank you for your help and insight!

 

 

 

 

 

If you were going to do this I would do it with a window mounted ac unit. Compressors in fridges arn't designed to be ran 24/7 and are fairly weak. There is a good chance the mini fridge would do next to nothing for your temperatures. If it did work the compressor would probably break within a year.

 

However window mounted ac unit's compressors are much stronger and would actually make a meaningful impact on your temperatures, while not dieing in a year.

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just buy a chiller, but be careful with condensation when you go deeper then ambient temperature.


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