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How low can it go???

By rebelyell
Apr 10, 2003
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  1. Hello all. Just found this board and decided to stop by and post. Looks like some coooool systems out there. Anybody else using phase shift cooling? Later...
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Filthy rich ba5tard! I'm jealous. I'm not man enough to tell my wife I want one of those. Just getting water caused a lot of relationship problems.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Phase Shift Cooling? I've never heard it called that. that term doesn't really fit it anyway.
    The method of cooling used by the Prometeia cooling system is just a freezer that uses R134A refigerant(the stuff that replaced freon) I do hope it is "frost-free" I'd like to know how they eliminated condensation and frosting.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    -41C.. LoL. That's great.
  5. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,291   +263

    Oh wow - I'm jealous of your hardware.. :)

    LNCPapa
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Thats because he means 'Phase Change Cooling' and just got a little confused.

    Here's a link showing how it works ...

    Phase Change Cooling

    PS: Nice Rig rebelyell !!!
  8. rebelyell

    rebelyell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Nic, thanks for the correction. You're right, I thought it was Phase Shift. Oh well, I try to learn something every day.

    StormBringer, the condensation problem would be a disaster with ambients around 70F and total destruction inside a case pumping even more heat. The Prometeia is a microfreezer that attaches directly to the core of the CPU. It is extremely well sealed and insulated with a monstrous conduit from the cooling unit to the microfreezer. According to the forums, some folks did have trouble with condensation and frost when they bought just the addon kit and attached it to the CPU themselves. I opted for the turnkey job to avoid that possibility. They still let you configure every component of the system yourself. If you want to check it out go to http://www.hardwaregods.net and click on the Omega system. It will allow you to select each part and then hit you where it hurts, ...the bottom line. Have fun.

    Thanks to all who replied. Later...
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Shift... change.. It's all the same thing. :) Only the former sounds more like a Star Trek technology®
  10. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    I want one. Beam me up Scotty! :p
  11. negroplasty

    negroplasty TechSpot Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    I wouldn't mind a setup with some phase change cooling myself, what's the kind of damage I should expect for something like this? Or are there more effective ways then phase change? I ask this because I'm sick of my standard clock speeds and am in the mood to overclock more than 10MHz max on standard cooling. Any views/ideas would be appreciated.
     
  12. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    I'm going to try overclocking my rig tommorrow. A little Arctic Silver 3 compound will help keep the processor cool by providing better heat conduction to the heatsink, although I'm not really looking at getting a large performance increase due to budget components. If I get my Athlon 1.3GHz up to about 1.5GHz I'll be fairly happy. :)
  13. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    timmoore, they run about $750 or $1300 for a Lian Li case. OUCH!
  14. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

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