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im considering a bong cooler myself, just got a brunt of whats to come today with 31C then the humidity making it feel close to 40C
post #32 of 51
I hate summer and this ******* humidity. It's worse in NYC.

Should I be worried?




Edited by ilovenyc - 5/30/11 at 6:04pm
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post #33 of 51
Kitchen sink, cold water, a little bit of garden hose, a few hose clamps, spare car radiator and accompanying electric fan. spare PSU = 12v power for fan. Sum it all up and BAM! instant redneck air conditioner. You don't even need to leave the water on full blast, a decent trickle will do.
 
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post #34 of 51
Make a waterproof shroud of some sort for your radiator and put some dry ice or liquid nitrogen(if your so inclined).

Not entirely sure how it would work, just kind of transferring knowledge from cars and intercooler piping
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post #35 of 51
Theres not much you can do with warm ambients , only way to cool the air is the AC .

Only thing you can do is use higher rpm / cfm / static pressure fans during summer .

You could lap your cpu to drop a few c's , also lapping the base of the h50's block helps smoothen out the surface = better heat transfer .

All in all , summer is summer .. unless you have phase cooling , theres nothing you can do .

Im not looking forward to australias 40c summers , my computer never overheated through summer but im loving it now that its winter .. 6c ambients in the morning =)
    
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post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by ilovenyc View Post
I hate summer and this ******* humidity. It's worse in NYC.

Should I be worried?



Nope your fine .. I wont go higher than your 3.3 overclock though or it might reach 80c+ .

Just for e.g , i idle at 35c @ 4.2GHZ / 1.4V with HT on .... using a h50 with only a push fan @ 1000rpm ... load at 75c , i had 3krpm fans in push pull i used to load 4.2ghz at 58c but i got sick of the noise so i went the silent route through winter .
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post #37 of 51
Im sure australia is hot but Oklahoma has all the heat plus insane humidity. Just this weekend it was around 34c outside. Thank god my AC can keep it 22-23 inside.

That being said my H50 keeps an i7 950@3.84 in the 63c range while folding.
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Just go with LN2!!!
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post #39 of 51
Man, I know you already said no to it, but I would SERIOUSLY consider water cooling. I have my entire system under water and now this is no longer a concern for me. It was a very long, tedious process, but I got the job done and now I'm LOVING my WC'ing system down here in the freaking Lone Star State (more like Lone Sun State, lol). I had planned on doing this since January when I upgraded to a Fermi card - just no way I was going to put up with that thing in the summer time. Bought all the parts in late April and got done towards early-mid May; my system was down for 2-3 weeks.

A decent WC'ing system does cost a lot of money, but damn, it is sooooo freaking worth it.

With that being said, you might not be able to do this next summer, but maybe you should have a plan to get your system under water within a year.
 
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Lol, idk why you guys are complaining so much. My ambients are above 80 YEAR ROUND. If it is cooler outside than inside, just buy 1-2 box fans and throw them in your window, they circulate air pretty good for 20$.

Just turn off your OCs, and if you are running a large loop (like cpu+ 2 gpu) take off 1 of the GPUS and put it on air, more than likely it won't be stressed a and plus graphic cards can normally take a beating temp wise.
    
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