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sub zero server cooling

I am considering getting a couple servers and keeping them in my room.  I know that servers are normally loud so i was cooling to water cool it. I also didn't want to put out more heat into my room so i had the idea to use a phase change cooler to cool the coolant (probably antifreeze) but would the temps affect acrylic or glass and is there anything else that would be wrong with this.

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Condensation, massive energy usage, and probably even more noise.

 

I've got two Dell servers an R610 and R620 in the closet in my room and I can't hear them under normal load with the default fans, even with the door open.

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The phase change cooler would not help temperatures in your room due to the laws of thermodynamics. Rather, it will be worse than just using a normal cooler due to tre heat produced by the compressor and other parts.

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Sub zero cooling will put even more heat into your room.. The heat energy removed from the CPU by the cooler doesn't just disappear into the great unknown.

 

Also, if you get a 4U case you can easily slap some Be Quiet! 120mm fans in it and the server will be perfectly quiet. 

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27 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Condensation, massive energy usage, and probably even more noise.

 

I've got two Dell servers an R610 and R620 in the closet in my room and I can't hear them under normal load with the default fans, even with the door open.

 

18 minutes ago, sazrocks said:

The phase change cooler would not help temperatures in your room due to the laws of thermodynamics. Rather, it will be worse than just using a normal cooler due to tre heat produced by the compressor and other parts.

oh makes sense 

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the heat output is the thing I am concerned about is there anything I can do about that.

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Anti-freeze just creates problems and doesn't improve cooling.

 

Anti-Freeze has to get to extremely high temperatures in order to be effective. CPU temps don't get that high.

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4 hours ago, PcForge said:

the heat output is the thing I am concerned about is there anything I can do about that.

Not really besides undervolting. 

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OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.10.7 VFIO) as host OS, windows 10 as guest

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X w/PBO on (6c 12t for host, 6c 12t for guest)

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus X470-F Gaming

RAM: 32GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3200MHz (12GB for host, 20GB for guest)

GPU: Guest: EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA Host: 2x Radeon HD 8470

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Guest: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 860 evo 1TB Host: Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME

HDD: Guest: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel Upgrade

Other: White LED strip to illuminate the interior. Extra fractal intake fan for positive pressure.

 

unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, Duplicati, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.8.3

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V + 16GB Hyperx Fury Black @ stock

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo NVME 250GB, Samsung 860 evo SATA 1TB 

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 12GB ram, GTX 1080, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's OS drive is the SATA SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, Duplicati, Spaghettidetective, Nextcloud, and game servers.

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 12:40 PM, PcForge said:

the heat output is the thing I am concerned about is there anything I can do about that.

The only solution would be to dump the heat outside of the occupied space.  That's how air conditioners work, they don't make your house colder, they take the heat from inside and dump it outside.

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