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    Low Bitrate acornstu's Avatar
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    mini-itx refrigerator????

    i was thinking of building a mini itx, but with my knowledge, time, and skill. i decided not to try it, but i still want it to look cool and funtion. i have a mini fridge about 3 foot deep and 4 tall and thought "why not put a comp in it and keep it cool??"

    what do you guys think???????
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    moisture could be a problem wouldnt u think?
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    it's been done

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    Fill it with beer as well as the computer. It helps lower the temp of your system. Regular works better then lite beer.
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    thanks guys

    if i could just shrink wrap or something i dunno moisture would be the only problem, and also where to stash my oh so loved bottles of jack
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    For a carputer why would you need anything other than air cooling? With cooling methods like peltier, condensation can be a serious problem, and alot of silicone sealent has to be employed (atleast for the last setup ive played with). Plus running the compressor seems like a wasteful drain on your power.

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    Well you could find a small de-humidifier and put it in there and cut an exhaust into the fridge... thats what we were going to do when we thought about that as a case idea!!

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    Condenstation really isn't a big problem like with peltier, ice water, etc. It happens because the peltier or waterblock is colder than the surrounding air temperature. In a fridge the computer would be warm. Moisture in the air could

    I wouldn't do though for other reasons. It's big, uses a lot of power, not very effective at cooling (the computer continously generates heat - fridge isn't designed for this) and because of the last point, it would have a low realibility because the compressor would be running probably the whole time.

    If you have the space for a mini-fridge, you also have the space an mATX/ATX mini/mid case

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugu
    For a carputer why would you need anything other than air cooling? With cooling methods like peltier, condensation can be a serious problem, and alot of silicone sealent has to be employed (atleast for the last setup ive played with). Plus running the compressor seems like a wasteful drain on your power.

    no, sorry this one is in home
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    Talking acornstu

    Quote Originally Posted by R3l0ad
    Well you could find a small de-humidifier and put it in there and cut an exhaust into the fridge... thats what we were going to do when we thought about that as a case idea!!
    ha ha!!! so, i'm not that crazy?? or we both are
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