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Morpheus

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I am moving my office into the upper room of the house... the uppermost of 6 levels... heat up there is already a bear this year...

No A/C, so ambient heat is REALLY gonna be an issue... I am on the 5th level now & ambient is 37C according to MBM... (this is with the case off & a 22" box fan blowing on my comp's innards....) I have seen max temps of 48C on the CPU...

Recommendations? anybody? even if i go watercooled in this room I think it is going to be a scorcher...

BTW, I am currently using an Alpha P3125s with dual Sunons... (and a 22" duracraft :)

Thanks,

Kris
 

bdf24

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Man thats a real pain in the butt. Without doing some extreme cooling mods of some sort your sort of screwed! And your right even if you go to watercooling, It's only gonna get as cool as your ambient temp. Unless you throw a pelt on there. But then your case temps will go WAY UP!
You could put watercooling in and chill the water a bit.
 
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William

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hmm, someone had mentioned using a portable air conditioning unit that would fit in the bottom of the case. Not sure how well this would work, but sounds like a great solution here. The only other thing is a pelt or adding ice to your water every so often.
 

Captain Slug

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Or if you don't want the danger of having water cooling you could use a radiator pumping ice water to cool the air entering your case.
If your case is big enough you'll only need THIS fan inside your case (ducted to your Heatsink with a Vinyl Dryer Hose).
Then, possibly pumping water from a mini through a radiator located at the INTAKE of the big fan you can lower the interior temperature of your case.
 

bdf24

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Captain Slug (May 26, 2001 10:37 p.m.):
Or if you don't want the danger of having water cooling

I remember when I first heard of watercooling a computer I thought they were crazy! Now it seems like a perfectly normal thing to do. Though I have only been doing it for around a month or so now. I dont think you really ever have to worry about leaks as long as you take your time putting it together right and test it for a while befor you install it. If there are no leaks to begin with you shouldnt really have to worry about any ever. As the system has virtually no pressure at all. So no leaks should ever start.

The only leak I have found on mine was on my pump. The inlet barb attached to the pump was sealed with some sort of sealent. Well it didnt hold up and I put some silicon on it.
 
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Morpheus

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you know... I went to sears... and was thinking...

Maybe I will do a watercooled job.... I can get a SMALL refridgerator for about 75 bucks... hmmm... at worst, I could run my H20 through a coil inside the fridg... stable, easy to maintain... At best, I could adapt to whole cooling portion of the fridge into a case... like a vapo-chill... sort of....

In any case, it looks like it going to be an extreme mod to my current setup....

Going to price small A/C units tomorrow...

Thanks for all your help so far...

Kris
 

Fink

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Hope you don't live in CA! Those little AC uints suck up the power.

Watercooling is the only way to go. Put the radiator outside the case in a cheap, plastic toolbox. This way the generated CPU heat and heat from the waterpump is being dumped external to the case and not contributing to increasing the case temperature.
 

batboy

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Are we missing the obvious here? Buy a small, cheap, used window A/C unit to cool the room. You and your computer will be much happier. If it's that hot already, think about what will happen in July or August. Just use the A/C when you need to, the small room units are fairly efficient.
 

Da Whip

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My feelings exactly batboy. Last summer I had my old system in the upstairs south facing room w/o A/C, I found a used 8000btu A/C unit for $150 and it kept the room at 65-68F.
I have since moved to the basement and have fixed to whole house A/C, it is like an icebox sometimes down here. But that why my idle temps are so low.
 

outhouse

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My first and only thought was dont spend any money on the PC cool the room first the window refrigeration units suck your best bet with those temps is a swamp cooler thats what i have and it set with a automatic timer to only be used when neccesary and for those of you that know Morpeus his PC's will be running 24\7 so the electricity bill would be outragous to keep his room cool with a window refrig unit, Also you need to keep that room cool if your going to work in it so i think i would forget messing with the PC, I use my swamp cooler to keep temps down for my reef tank [aquarium] and it works quite well as keep the room temp nice for me and the PC

good luck Morpheus
 

KeyboardCowboy

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my vote is for serious cooling fans, at least 4 92mm, 2 intake 2 at the top of the case as exhaust, and a pelted water cooling system, my comp room is my basement, it's sweet, about 17c all year round, and this year i think i am going to run a dryer tube to my hard driver, mmm......
 

KeyboardCowboy

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Morpheus (May 27, 2001 12:35 a.m.):
you know... I went to sears... and was thinking...

Maybe I will do a watercooled job.... I can get a SMALL refridgerator for about 75 bucks... hmmm... at worst, I could run my H20 through a coil inside the fridg... stable, easy to maintain... At best, I could adapt to whole cooling portion of the fridge into a case... like a vapo-chill... sort of....

In any case, it looks like it going to be an extreme mod to my current setup....

Going to price small A/C units tomorrow...

Thanks for all your help so far...

Kris

i was doing the same thing today too, walking through future shop, i saw a fridge that was 130 bucks, and would easily fit my WHOLE computer in it, for 130 bucks, that's the best damn case cooling i can think of