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July 2, 2010 8:10:12 PM


Currently i have air cooling.

Situation:
Well, it's summer:
outside it's 35°C,
inside it's 24°C.

Then i start gaming for about 2 hours...

and suddenly
inside it's 36°C.


So my question basicly is: is watercooling going to prevent the room from heating up?

The fans on the radiator, do they produce a lot of heat ? is this the same as aircooling, is it more, less and how big is the difference


thx in advance
July 3, 2010 7:58:51 AM

In fact, water cooling will heat your room better! The PC will still be generating the same amount of heat, but you will be removing it from the machine and dumping it into the ambient air more efficiently.
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July 3, 2010 8:34:45 PM

^ Yup. Anyways, mind listing hardware? I have YET to see a room get heated up by 12C with a PC. (Server rooms,etc are a different story)
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July 4, 2010 1:06:22 AM

hmmm...

1. seeing how its cooler outside then it is in your room maybe you should open up a window...that one way of keeping your room from heating up.

2. instead of a $200+ watercooling system buy an AC unit like this
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=air+cond...

3. turn on the AC

4. open the room door

5. change out the vent filter and allow more air flow in your room.

6. no watercooling will not make your room cooler
July 4, 2010 10:44:42 AM


Pc's specs are

Case: NZXT Whisper ATX
Graficscard : (ATI Radeon HD4870 X2)
Processor: Phenom II X4 955 (4x 3200 MHz) (4x 3200 MHz)
MB: M4A79T Deluxe (AMD 790FX (RD790)) (AMD 790FX (RD790))
HD: OCZSSD2-1SUM60G (60 GB) (60 GB)
Mem: DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1333 Kit (4096 MB) (4096 MB)

The pc is about 1 year old.

My pc is in a not so big of a room and when i start playing like modern warfare 2 the room becomes a sauna.

The raison i don't buy an ac is because normally i would be living on my own, but the build has a delay. I want to buy an ac for my new home.
But it's going to be a very hot summer... i guess have to give up gaming in the summer. (of i have to swet it out :p )

thx for the replies
July 4, 2010 2:46:28 PM

ya water-cooling will deliver the heat to your room more efficiently then air-cooling
July 4, 2010 2:48:15 PM

oh and one more thing, with water cooling at least it keeps the heat out. with air cooling, a heat sink will suck air out of the ambient case temp as well as the CPU.
July 4, 2010 3:56:36 PM

How have you managed to keep your house at 24 without the AC?
July 4, 2010 3:57:28 PM

hehe, i found a quick and dirty solution for my problem =)

I elevated the pc to window height and rotated it so that the hot air flows directly through the window and outside. (it is now 10 cm from the window:D ) Thereby preventing the room from quickly heating up.
July 4, 2010 4:00:39 PM

that is easy, opening windows at night, and before going to work, closing them, and putting something before the glass, so that the sun doesn't hit the glass.

Allso keeping doors indoor closed as much as possible..

normally it's 22 -23 indoors (when you have pets or kids, it's alot harder)
July 4, 2010 4:20:35 PM

I see. I have considered putting ducting from my rather small computer room to the larger unfinished basement with the duct directly leading from exhaust fans to wall. The idea is similar.
July 4, 2010 7:51:25 PM

My buddy used to do that with his Dell XPS that thing was like a Radiator heater. what he did was he got a piece of PVC piping and butted it up against the rear exhaust fan, then got a wall plug transformer thing 12v to run a fan. and stuck it on the end of the pipe, so the case fan would pump the hot air into the pipe and the pipe would run to the window, and the second fan would push the air outside. another thing he did later on was he got a window fan and piped the heat to the window fan. all in all that way you don't need to stick your computer up to the window and risk sun damage or a fall.
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