The information below has been copied from this sticky in the Extreme Cooling forum.
Forum Guidelines and Introduction
Please check this thread for updates: Extreme Cooling Forum Introduction and Conduct
Welcome to the Extreme Cooling Forum
This forum is intended for discussion of cooling that is beyond the standard air-cooling that people use. If you're new to this, or just want to ask for advice, don't be afraid to ask.
This includes cooling solutions such as:
Water-cooling (now becoming less "extreme" than it used to be) Bong/Evaporative tower use Peltier/TEC use Phase-change use such as refrigerators, Vapochills/Prometia's, or air-conditioners Dry Ice Liquid Nitrogen Something new and exciting, such as helium heat exchangers
The Extreme Cooling forum is not to be used for questions about standard air-cooling heatsinks, whether they be for the CPU or the video card. Please use the "Overclocking and Hardware Discussion" for posts of that nature.
Extreme Cooling IRC channel
Please check this thread for updates: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=243895
An Extreme Cooling IRC channel is open on oz.org To participate you need to:
1) Get yourself an IRC client. For windows users the most popular free client is mIRC . Another popular client is BitchX and it's available for Linux, too.
2) Using your client software, connect to an oz.org server. Oz.org is not the most reliable network in the universe, and sometimes people have trouble connecting to servers. Try a few, for example:
- client.oz.org (try this one first)
3) Once you've connected to a server, type "/join #excooling" and there we are!
Keep in mind that spamming, flooding, being abusive or otherwise being an idiot will get you kicked or banned if you persist. See you there.
Other Wiki Pages
Interesting Forums Thread and Articles
The below links are intended to be a collection of links to posts that would classify for "Sticky" status, being useful informational threads contained in the OCAU Extreme Cooling Forum that are of benefit for new and old users alike.
FAQ's and Parts Guides
DIY & Modding Guides
OCAU Waterblock Design Corner
Evaporative Cooling Creations
Peltier-based Water-chilling Experiences
Phase Change Information
[Phase-Change Agg's introduction to the refrigeration cycle] Silver_Platinum's excellent collection of "Everything you need to know about phase-change" links