Monday, February 21, 2011

From the soil.

Hi guys, it's Tim again bringing you another post from JWTechParts.

Todays post is about a man's DIY project that was started over a year ago. His idea? Geothermal CPU cooling system.

What is it? From what I gathered it is a water based cooling system that pumps water through long piping underground in order to cool down the liquid, this liquid is then flows over a heat exchange point in order to bring the temperature of the CPU down.

All the information about how he did it can be found at http://www.overclock.net/cooling-experiments/563762-geothermal-cooling.html.


This truly is a fantastic project that has shown very interesting and successful results. I can not even comprehend going to this effort to bring my CPU temp down (i'm still on stock cooling). However, for all those DIYers out there this is definitely a project worth looking at.

38 comments:

  1. looks great, i wish i had water cooling - my cpu fan's too loud

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  2. That's pretty cool.. wonder how well it works? Would definitely be worth the time if it works well enough.

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  3. Boy, this looks like a hardcore project for lowering CPU temperatures! Thanks for posting this!

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  4. That is a lot of work to cool your computer. a little too much

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  5. that's pretty serious..renting heavy machinery just to cool down your computer? any word on how well it worked?

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  6. that's INSANE! the guy is brilliant!

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  7. That's strange, I never would've thought to cool my PC with water, seeing as how water in your PC is typically a bad thing, haha. Genius!

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  8. Amazing stuff, too bad I suck at diy things.

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  9. wow this is a really awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  10. this is a great DIY. there are so many things in our homes that need to be either hotter or cooler, i think an efficient exchange of thermal energy could decrease energy consumption massively.

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  11. this does not work. the same as having a giant reservior will not work either.

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  12. Wow, that looks intense. If I overclocked like a mofo, I would do this.

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  13. that's crazy, my friend and I once built a computer submerged in mineral oil more for the visual effect instead of any cooling functionality, maybe we should've invested out time in a project like this lol

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  14. Wow, this is just ridiculous, that's an enormous amount of effort just for cooling. I wonder how much all of this ended up costing...

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  15. I hope I'll never have to resort to that for my cpu

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  16. Well, the name alone its super cool. "Geothermal CPU cooling system"

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  17. That is really bizarre. So costly, I'd imagine.

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  18. wow, great idea. It seems nice and modular!

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  19. My God the idea is amazing, but it would be costly and time consuming just to cool down the CPU.

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  20. looks cool but is very impractical

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  21. Wow, I feel like it'd be easier/cheaper just to go with a traditional water cooling rig...

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  22. a bit excessive but still cool

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  23. looks like some good ideas there man

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  24. I'd rather buy a new rig than spend this much work and money on an old machine, like seamagpie said, impractical

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  25. When do you invent the flux capacitor?

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  26. This is used in home cooling systems...pretty awesome idea to use it for computer cooling.

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  27. Wow that's some crazy stuff right there!

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  28. Thats brilliant! Extremely low cost, and minimal power required, just the pump. I've seen this with AC units, but thats true ingenuity.

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  29. i never had this problem before but thanks for the info!

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  30. "Geothermal CPU cooling system."

    I couldn't believe what I was reading... Brilliant. Wile E. Coyote would be proud.

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