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My house is hot as hell today as it usually is in the summer since our central AC sucks. This is usually the worst time of year in terms of gaming since my computer gets warm just by doing simple tasks. Are there any alternative/crazy ways to keep a pc cool when the weather is blazing? Cause I'd like some methods to keep it cool during this time of year.

Well, you are running a 4870x2... overclocked... at stock the card already has a 286w TDP, so there is a big part of your problem. Plus, these cards use way more watts at idle than the HD5xxx and HD6xxx series.

My advice is for you to sell it while it is still worth something considered good money, and get yourself a Radeon HD6950 1GB / 2GB. You will get better performance, no Crossfire problems, cooler running, and DX11 with improved tesselation. If you get the 2GB version you will also probably be able to unlock the extra shaders too.
 
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epoxy fans over every heatsink and vrm in your case?
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Its 78*F outside my house. 86*F INSIDE my house. A-Frame with no AC and only 2 ventillation points. A Front door with a screen and a 12ft wide sliding glass door facing the sun, aka, heat collector. Guess which way the breeze is blowing? Its hot as ! %#@ in here. CPU is at 51*c and 48*c right now. GPU is at 40*c. Temps are with the overclock settings in my sig. Would I like it cooler. hells yes.
This is how my house is normally when I get get home, I don't run my ac much to save on electricity lol. So far I haven't seen but like a 1-2c jump in temps, maybe cuz my case is on the floor? But I would def recommend gettin some more fans and a fan controller.
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Well, you are running a 4870x2... overclocked... at stock the card already has a 286w TDP, so there is a big part of your problem. Plus, these cards use way more watts at idle than the HD5xxx and HD6xxx series.

My advice is for you to sell it while it is still worth something considered good money, and get yourself a Radeon HD6950 1GB / 2GB. You will get better performance, no Crossfire problems, cooler running, and DX11 with improved tesselation. If you get the 2GB version you will also probably be able to unlock the extra shaders too.
I'm getting new gpu's later in the year when Southern Islands/Kepler's Core comes out.
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My ambient at midday is 100F outside house, like 90-85F inside. We're used to hot here, and I don't complain about it lol.
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post #46 of 51
Get some box fans to circulate the still air in your house. Moving air will make it feel cooler to you, and will help maintain overclocks even with high ambients.

A hot card will still be hot but all that heated air wont stagnate in the room.
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post #47 of 51
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My ambient at midday is 100F outside house, like 90-85F inside. We're used to hot here, and I don't complain about it lol.
im the same here, or should say was. outside is 90-105ºF here and our thermostat is set at 70ºF so my room use to stay between 83-88ºF depending on the time of the day. i mounted my rad in the window so that it is in a position to blow the hot air out or if the window is closed just blows it against the glass and comes back into the room. lately my max room temp has been 84ºF and if i put my GFX card under water too i would expect another 1-2º off of that.

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post #48 of 51
Get a portable air conditioner and a dehumidifier so you have cold, dry air.
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Get a fan, make a funnel around it and channel the air towards your pc.
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Get a portable air conditioner and a dehumidifier so you have cold, dry air.
A portable air conditioner is a dehumidifier with the hot side ducted out of the bulding. Or one could say a dehumidifier is a portable air conditioner that someone didn't duct outside. You don't need both.
 
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