i have used the water method before and it worked pretty well. i think it dropped it a few degrees. if i remeber correctly, i think i put some ice in it every couple days to keep the water temp colder than the air. there are some pictures on HBT of a sweet conditioning cabinet that the guy made out of a small fridge and some foam insulation board if you want to spend some money! do a search and see if you can find the pictures. pretty nice set-up.
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