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    Water-cooling

    Not that a couple computer fans in the trunk would really be that annoying, but has anybody tried water cooling a carpc with some hosing and a small radiator that brings in fresh air or air conditioning?

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    why?

    You can buy fans that don't sound like jet engines taking off, such as the scythe fans which run at 20-30 dB (vs. typical case fans of 50-60 dB), which is more then sufficient for low power car systems.

    I have yet to discover any applications which my Via C7 1.5 system won't handle in a reasonable manner, and one scythe fan keeps it cool, even though it is buried under two inches of foam underneath the center seat in my truck.

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    watercooling in a carpc?
    we tried to make it as simple as possible,
    watercooling means more problem, leaking problem, etc etc etc.

    yes I used watercooling which is very reliable on my home pc, but I won't put it on my constantly vibrating car.

    I am very interested to see one though

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    I've watercooled for performance and silence - neither of which are relevent in the car

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    if you air conditioned the radiator it would condensate and cause problems.

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    to all of them...why make it more complicated?

    leave your home PC ideals in the house.

    This is a car, think like you're going to be in a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    to all of them...why make it more complicated?

    leave your home PC ideals in the house.

    This is a car, think like you're going to be in a car.
    Funny thing with that is, the whole entire water cooling idea came from automotive, hense the first, and still many water cooling setups using heater cores from cars.

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    Water cooling something mechanical (like an engine block) is completely different than water-cooling something electronic.

    If the radiator hose pops off a fitting and spews coolant all over your engine, then you merely have a mess.

    If a hose pops of a fitting and spews coolant all over your computer, you've got fried com0ponents, a potential fire hazard and a mess.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Thats true, the reason I always cancel it out is simply, water cooling will only bring the computer down to ambient temperature at best, this is good for in your house, cause you can have the radiator outside of the computer case so it can be cooler, rather then a HSF which not only has to deal with the heat from the CPU but the radiant heat of the compents which share the same case.

    I feel that in a car, it would still be hot being in the trunk, and if you put the effort to putting it in a spot that is cooler then the trunk, now its a hassle putting your computer in your car, or taking it out.

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