Ever hear of an open loop geothermal unit?
After having to pay the bill to water my lawn this summer, I sunk a shallow well in my backyard. There's a very high water table here so I only had to go 40 feet. Even at that low depth I'm still in 15 feet of water, pumping 12.5 gpm . I've been reading where some folks are running cold well water up into an evaporator and blowing a fan across it for home air conditioning. then the water is put right back in the ground through another shallow well. I'm going to do this. I already have an outside a/c package unit with a gas pack for winter. Just a few modifications and I'll drop my home cooling bill by about $500 a year.
So then I got to thinking, why not use the same thing for my computer. it will be a completely silent. No fans and the low volume pump will be outside in the pump house.
I need to have my water tested for pH and non-solubles and would have to insulate for condensation but that would be ok. With a constant flow of 60F (17C) water I think my computer would be quite happy.
Last edited by Doon1; 08-14-2012 at 12:21 PM.
Flight Simulator Machine: Vista64, Asus M4A79XTD, AMD firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz(17x241), 4Gb CorsairXMS DDR3 1600, HIS HD6970 w/Artic Cooling Xtreme II driving a 1920x1200 (main) monitor, a 20" 1680x1050 (gauges) monitor and a 16" 768x1366 (radio) monitor