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Has anyone tried adapting a Inline Cool Can Chiller

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#1
Am curious if anyone has tried adapting a fuel line chiller
for CPU water cooling? It seems to me that filling this can
with LN2 would give your water cooling an extra boost.
These devices are designed so that a soda can filled with
water and frozen overnight will fit perfectly inside. I am
thinking that rather then a soda can, to fill the chiller can
with LN2 would work great for water cooling. Any thoughts?


The Cool Can can be found for sale here.
http://www.speedmaxperformance.com/
 
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It might work... You would have to figure out how to reverse the way the cooler normally operates. Is there some info on the cooler? I am unfamiliar with this cooler, but have had some training in HVAC. Does it have some kind of compressor?
 

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It might work... You would have to figure out how to reverse the way the cooler normally operates. Is there some info on the cooler? I am unfamiliar with this cooler, but have had some training in HVAC. Does it have some kind of compressor?
No compressor. This cooler is used in race/drag cars. The way it works is that
you attach your fuel lines to the in/out lines of the can. You then fill a soda
can with water and freeze it overnight. The next day 'race day' you insert the
soda can inside the cooler can so that the fuel passing through the coil is cooled
'cold fuel burns better giving you better combustion/horsepower'. My idea is to
put this 'cooler can' inline with your water cooler and fill the cooler can with
LN2 instead of a soda can with frozen water. This will cool the water as it passes
through the cooler can coil. This would avoid the MB mods needed when doing LN2
cooling the traditional way. And i am guessing avoid getting condensation near
the MB.
 

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No compressor. This cooler is used in race/drag cars. The way it works is that
you attach your fuel lines to the in/out lines of the can. You then fill a soda
can with water and freeze it overnight. The next day 'race day' you insert the
soda can inside the cooler can so that the fuel passing through the coil is cooled
'cold fuel burns better giving you better combustion/horsepower'. My idea is to
put this 'cooler can' inline with your water cooler and fill the cooler can with
LN2 instead of a soda can with frozen water. This will cool the water as it passes
through the cooler can coil. This would avoid the MB mods needed when doing LN2
cooling the traditional way. And i am guessing avoid getting condensation near
the MB.
That wouldn't solve the condensation problem. Wherever the temps are colder than the room temp, you are going to get the condensation. It might work for a temporary cooling fix, but it wont last long.
 
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You'd need some form of glycol in the water line, straight water would freeze up around the pot.
 

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That wouldn't solve the condensation problem. Wherever the temps are colder than the room temp, you are going to get the condensation. It might work for a temporary cooling fix, but it wont last long.
Why would it not last?
You'd need some form of glycol in the water line, straight water would freeze up around the pot.
This of course would not give the sub zero temps we see with traditional
LN2. But i think it would really bring temps down into the single digits. It
would bring the PRICE down to less then $500. And yes of course you
would want some glycol in the water.
 
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K, just making sure because I could see it being an easy oversight. And it would really suck to hit a problem because of an oversight. Other than that I'm assuming you'd be keeping the pot away from electronics so any condensation that occurred would be away from the sensitive pieces. I'd say this is a neat idea in concept. You could even run the rig without the LN2 and only add some for the days you were doing extreme overclocking. You'd need a rad in the line for when you weren't using the LN2 pot, but I'd leave them both connected all the time.
 

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K, just making sure because I could see it being an easy oversight. And it would really suck to hit a problem because of an oversight. Other than that I'm assuming you'd be keeping the pot away from electronics so any condensation that occurred would be away from the sensitive pieces. I'd say this is a neat idea in concept. You could even run the rig without the LN2 and only add some for the days you were doing extreme overclocking. You'd need a rad in the line for when you weren't using the LN2 pot, but I'd leave them both connected all the time.
Indeed. My idea is to use it along with my 'EXTERNAL' water cooler.