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Is it me, or is Corsair just being plain stupid with the instructions? Like, is it not obvious enough that hot air goes out as "OUTTAKE" for christ sake?!

"Wait, my common sense is tingling."
You can have it setup as an exhaust or an intake. I put it in an intake configuration .

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I don't see any easy fix for this unless you want to turn up your a/c or get one of those a/c window units if your parents let you. I used to have one made my room an icebox.
Is there a good cheap one that you can recommend that I can pick up at the local store? and how much would one of these run up the bill for the house? I have a lot of fans in here already so maybe the cost would be equaled out?
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At the very least, put a box fan at your door.
 
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post #23 of 30
I've never tried this and I'm not sure how efficient it would be... but it would be the reverse of what this guy did... http://hackaday.com/2011/01/10/outside-air-cooled-pc/. He pulled cold air from outside his house into his computer. You want to take the hot air coming out of your computer and attach a duct so that it exhausts somewhere other than your room (i.e. your attic).
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I had mine a while ago now, don't remember how much the electric bill went up. I know I paid like $75 for it, maybe you can find an energy star for a little more.
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There's this at lowes, energy star certified.

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Looks like they went up in price since I got mine. The one without energy star is $99 though.
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post #26 of 30
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At the very least, put a box fan at your door.
So have the box fan pushing the air out my door into the hallway? lol

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I've never tried this and I'm not sure how efficient it would be... but it would be the reverse of what this guy did... http://hackaday.com/2011/01/10/outside-air-cooled-pc/. He pulled cold air from outside his house into his computer. You want to take the hot air coming out of your computer and attach a duct so that it exhausts somewhere other than your room (i.e. your attic).
That seems pretty interesting, I'm not sure what to try now lol.. It would obviously be easiest if I could just get an in room air conditioner. I just don't know how much the bill would go up.. I don't want my parents b*tching at me lol.

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I had mine a while ago now, don't remember how much the electric bill went up. I know I paid like $75 for it, maybe you can find an energy star for a little more.
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There's this at lowes, energy star certified.

link

Looks like they went up in price since I got mine. The one without energy star is $99 though.
Is that the same brand you had? Do you have to take the screen out of the window and what not? I don't know much about them except for that people use them when they have no AC at all, a hotel room, or a college dorm room lol. Maybe I can convince my parents .. So you had one with AC in the house as well and your parents let you?
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post #27 of 30
My PC is in what I call the computer room.. it's a room connected to kitchen that lets you access 2 bedrooms. My rig sits in here along with a flat screen, Xbox 360, and a massive wrap around the room couch. It's a chill room so to say.

When playing games the GPU is pumping out nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit and the CPU around 170 or so I guess? 55 ish Celsius.

The house stays cool but this room is the only one with a fan on high to keep it feeling normal. Turn it off and you damn near roast.
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Yeah, but my room was always the hottest in the entire house before I even had a computer in there. We had central air, it's just my room had horrible ventilation for some reason so they were cool with me putting it in there. I live in FL so yea, A/C is a must 9 months of the year. I don't remember what brand I had or how it goes in, my dad installed it lol.
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post #29 of 30
First question is, how hot is it outside? If it is cooler outside than it is inside just buy 1-2 box fans and set them on (intake) to the house.
If you have more than 1 windows than you can have intake and exhaust setup, which really works well.
I live in South Florida, my house temp is 80F, and when I have my laptops and desktop going it really gets hot, thats why I sealed off my room from the rest of the house and use 2 box fans in intake and exhaust setup to cool my room, I doubt it is cooling it very well because it is hotter outside than it is inside, but just the "wind" factor makes it feel like it is working.
Those AC units that go in your window are awesome, but I am unsure the $ per month on those, that is something to look at, because those are a great investment during the summer months.
    
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post #30 of 30
this should keep temps down below ambient: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...1G.html?tl=g49

or you can make your own, grab yourself a evap, compressor, etc.
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