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post #1 of 6
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While reviewing the Antec 6/920 I've read a few reports of people lowering the ambiant temps of the room their setup is in by a few degrees.

My setup easily increases the temps in my room by 10+ degrees after an hour or so of gaming (all air cooled at the moment) and I want this to change. Will investing in a Antec 620 or 920 or some other water setup help keep the ambiant temps down while under full load? Is there another option to fix my ambiant temp rise?

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I am not sure of the science behind it (or if it actually happens), but I noticed a difference when I switched to water cooling. I am sure the amount of heat dumped remains the same, but I can say in my experience, WC seemed to help with the amount of heat generated by my rig.
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Technically it shouldn't change the ambient. I learned this from other posts on here. Watercooling just takes away that same heat generated by CPU/GPU to another spot (radiator compared to heatsinks) and still blows out the same amount technically... Watercooling is just a little more advanced...

Same heat generation overall, just to a different spot...
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post #4 of 6
Its impossible to have watercooling actually lower the ambient temperatures of a room by any amount. A cooler works on the principle of dispelling heat dissipated form the processor into the air from the cooler resulting in lowered temperatures of what ever it is cooling.

A processor will always make the same amount of kinetic energy in the form of heat no matter what type of cooling, just that a liquid cooler dissipates the heat better thus giving you lower temperatures on the processor.
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post #5 of 6
Yeah, WC will not help keep your ambient down. If anything your ambient will go up probably to the same amount only faster, since WC is more efficient then air cooling exchanging heat.
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post #6 of 6
When I'm running the BOINC client on both GPU and CPU, my exhaust temps go from about 83F to 95F, while ambient is around 75F. Noticeable difference in that corner of the room, but I don't notice elsewhere.
 
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