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Old 11-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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$4.99 water chiller - simplicity

A buddy of mine picked up this dehumidifier for really cheap at a goodwill store of all places.

With as few alterations as possible to the dehumidifier, chilling your loop can be as easy as stuffing the rad in a good place.

Running my 960T (or anything under my block for that matter) cool temps are easy to come by even in the summer months.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Almost forgot the load temps screeny. Sry for that... Freshly run 2 1024m WPrime back to back. 11c or 50f.

Room temp is mid 70f T-Top type weather

Before the chiller the Cpu easily hit 45c and the water block was just warm to the touch. Now nice and cool.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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Yes, but what about the noise the compressor makes?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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^buzzkill!
Great temps! I would have to put anti-freeze in my watercooler(I use a watercooler-literally-the kind you drink out of, a highly modified Halsey Taylor-free from work!) to get it that cold.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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(I use a watercooler-literally-the kind you drink out of, a highly modified Halsey Taylor-free from work!) to get it that cold.
Hey, that's MY chiller, that's what I use. Almost to a T.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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Hey, that's MY chiller, that's what I use. Almost to a T.
Great minds think alike!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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Interesting indeed. I'll stick to my 10x120mm radiator surface area till I find a junk humidifier.

Can we get some better pics of the setup?
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No because my camera is dead and I want a DSLR in march. More for my wife then me so I'm waitng for the birthday.

I have a second rad and a GTX 480 to add to the loop. I also need more tubes man. They are stretched tight as it is

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Yes, but what about the noise the compressor makes?
Hah! No actually the fan is much louder than the compressor.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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I am highly impressed.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #10
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Very cool mod there shrimp! That works great for a quick and cheap +0c chiller.

I wonder if it's possible to submerge the evaporator in a reservoir? It looks like the suction line is in an ideal position at the top of the evap coil. Just need to see what the capillary feed at the bottom of the evap looks like.

True.. the fan is going to be much louder than the compressor on a unit like this. You can quiet the 120vac fan down with a speed controller for a ceiling fan. Ace Hardware has those for like $10. Just make sure the liquid line leaving the condenser(hotside) doesn't get too hot.. warm to the touch is fine, the closer to ambient the better for performance.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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Hah! No actually the fan is much louder than the compressor.
Even more interesting. Is that a CM sickle fan thats loud or the the dehumidifiers?(if it has one)
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nice idea, sub anbient = win

be prepaired for condinsation
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #13
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Very cool mod there shrimp! That works great for a quick and cheap +0c chiller.

I wonder if it's possible to submerge the evaporator in a reservoir? It looks like the suction line is in an ideal position at the top of the evap coil. Just need to see what the capillary feed at the bottom of the evap looks like.

True.. the fan is going to be much louder than the compressor on a unit like this. You can quiet the 120vac fan down with a speed controller for a ceiling fan. Ace Hardware has those for like $10. Just make sure the liquid line leaving the condenser(hotside) doesn't get too hot.. warm to the touch is fine, the closer to ambient the better for performance.
The fan controller is a great idea, but with the rads shoved in there, some fins are bent over. So it can run full blast.


@Slave, the little fan is not loud it's the one on the dehumidifier. The blades aren't meant to be quiet but pull a lot of air. The air is sucked across instead of pushed. So cold air over hot air removes moisture fromt he air.

@ Witchdoctor, The dehumidifier works so well. I left the bucket and drip pan on the unit so it could do it's job, which will help reduce condensation. I also can arrange fans to help prevent that inside the case as well. That is on it's side for the time being and it's not even my usual gamer case either. I have a lot of work to do, but for now I thought you guys would get a kick from this one. I just couldn't believe how cheap the darn thing was

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@Drew.... I have an air conditioning unit, well 3 actually all ranging in different sizes. WHen I grow the Cahones for building my first SS unit, I like many others here will be looking to your expertise

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