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Ok... this is a place that we can kinda orginize many of the commonly asked questions about Extreme Cooling.

 

Feel free to submit to this thread in a Q&A format... a staff member will edit this message from time to time with the new FAQ. :)

 

If you have an actual question, post in the forum, not this thread.

 

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Q: How do I build a phase charge cooler?

 

A: Follow this guide.

http://www.vr-zone.com/index.cgi?i=714&s=1

 

- Refrigeration Basics 1 -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=713&s=1

 

- Refrigeration Basics 2 -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=714&s=1

 

- Regasing a Prometiea/Vapochill -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=716&s=1

 

- Insulation Guide -

 

http://wwww.vr-zone.com/?i=230&s=1

 

- Mounting a Prommie onto the GPU -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=172&s=1

 

- Dual Cascade Cooler -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=618&s=1

 

- Dual-Evaporator Cooler -

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=1227&s=1

 

Mounting Hole database for the convenience of people DIYing evaps or adapting Vapochills to fit the new sockets. Includes Graphics cards as well.

 

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=1356&s=1

 

Takes to VR-Zone to making these guides, and Nuclear at virtaul-octane.net for putting all the links together.

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This is just a small intro to Dry Ice(DICE) with answer's to some basic DICE questions. If anyone has anything to add to it or if you see any mistakes please feel free to PM me. Also, any added tips will be credited to the author.

 

What is Dry Ice?

Dry Ice abbreviated in this article as "DICE" is basically carbon dioxide in a solid frozen state. DICE is commonly used for keeping things frozen due to a sublimation temperature of -78.5

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This is just a small intro to Dry Ice(DICE) with answer's to some basic DICE questions. If anyone has anything to add to it or if you see any mistakes please feel free to PM me. Also, any added tips will be credited to the author.

 

What is Dry Ice?

Dry Ice abbreviated in this article as "DICE" is basically carbon dioxide in a solid frozen state. DICE is commonly used for keeping things frozen due to a sublimation temperature of -78.5

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How much does a phase change unit normally cost?

Mach II = ~$750

Mach II GT = ~$850

Vapochill XE and XE II = ~$700+

Vapochill LS = ~$850+

Custom Single Stage Unit = ~$450+

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It looks awesome... My father owns an HVAC company so i have grown up with it and I have always been curious about using these methods to cool a pc just to see what kindof overclocking could be achieved... Now that I have seen someone else do it, I may just have to try it myself. I just have to clean out my garage first and get a really good set of noise canceling headphones! HAHA!

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Nerm, you may want to add that many party stores and even a lot of Meijers sell dry ice. That dry ice directory only lists one seller for my area code, but I know for a fact that there are about 8 or 10 different stores that sell it. I've bought it at Meijers and friends have gone to some liquor stores.

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wow, I just found this section. How long has it been here?got some nice info, I was thinking maybe in the DICE section you could put that if you add to much alcohol/acetone etc.. that your cpu will skyrocket fast. Happened to me the first time I ran DICE. Just a thought.

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So how much of a boost could I expect from a phase change cooler, compared to a TEC cooler? Or which would be better for like a 4.2-4.7 overclock on a Q9450 TEC or standard water? Which should I go for?

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So I take it that Phase Change Cooling is the best form of cooling available. Y/N.

 

Where can I get the most info on this subject? :thumbs-up:

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