Quote: Originally Posted by Reid
Yes condensation is a concern, but I have found that if you double tube (ie using a refrigerant pipe with freon surrounded by a regular plastic tube), you can keep the PIPE condensation contained and drained away from your system. I havent actually hooked this up to a computer yet but have been running this system on a trial basis to see what kind of issues emerge. This is what actually brought my initial question to light because it gets extremely cold concentrated on the "heatsink" which would be butted up against my cpu.
On another note, what is keeping someone from just housing their reservoir and radiator in a fridge or freezer at around 0 degrees C?
Firstly. You will get condensation whether you dual tube the pipe or not..it will occur between the CPU and Socket and you will get condensation all over pretty much around the Socket if you are going to Sub Zero cool.
I'm assuming by your post you are looking at phase change cooling.
You will need to insulate the entire area around the socket front and back of the board and use grease between the socket/CPU.
As to chilling water for a W/C system. You will have the same issues with socket/CPU condensation. I have considered a similar option with this but haven't built/run this setup. I do W/C tho as I O/C the backside off whatever CPU I have installed at the time.
Only concern I have with chilled water (other than CPU/socket condensation) would be condensation occuring around the socket on the mobo..
I think it would be most likely minimal and case fans (hi cfm) would evaporate that as fast as it occured. Condensation on the back of the board may need to looked at also. However chilled water will, obviously, not be at xtremely low levels like Phase change/LN2/DICE cooling so other than possible condensation in the socket than condensation on the Mobo may not occur at all. Probably be something on the net tho.
Or you could check forums on sites like OCAU or similar..most sites dedicated to O/C will have threads on extreme cooling as they are chasing speed and that comes with Heat and so those guys are using Sub zero cooling methods.