haha it's time to take out the apexi intercooler from my car!
water cooling sounds like a viable option... i wanted to build a case that is completely sealed and box it up with the sound muffling board and just have the radiator out.
if i want to use something commercially made--pretty small that will fit inside of a computer...is it possible to use the radiator passively? or must it be an active cooling?
i'm beginning to like this water cooling idea!
by the way, how do you submerge a water pump? i'll be interested to know...
technically we can submerge the whole computer in mineral oil or some non conductive medium and have copper radiators both inside and out, but it will be hell to upgrade the comp
It's rather hard to see, but my box is also completely covered in sound deadening material. It helps!
I think that if you take a commercially made radiator and put it inside your case, you'll need some kind of airflow in your case, because you have to get rid of the heat somewhere, even the best radiator doesn't beat the laws of physics. Especially in a sealed box.
How to submerge a pump: With an Eheim it's easy (no I don't own any stock), because it's orginally a fishbowl/fountain pump, and you can just dump it in any waterreservoir. It's completely sealed, so nu shortfusing.
If you like building your own computer, I can really recommend making a watercooled system. Apart from the lack of noise and the excellent cooling capacity, it's completely impractical, but it's sooo much fun building it and seeing the water run through transparent hoses inside and out your computer. Look for websites about watercooling and find out how many configurations are possible. Consider all options well before you start. If you want to go all the way and get rid of your social life, I can recommend you this site: