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post #1 of 6
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So I just moved to a garden apartment (basically a basement) of a two story flat. It's a bit humid down there. I have been thinking about building myself a computer for a while, but am now worried that my apartment will just break it due to moisture issues (we do have an AC unit and dehumidifier to help the problem).

Was wondering if anyone games in a humid area and how they battle it? Similarly, what should I do to best protect my computer? Should I build it somewhere else? etc. etc. etc.

Thanks for the help everyone.
post #2 of 6
Your best way to battle it is having/running an Air Conditioner when it gets extremely hot out in your apartment and a de-humidifer when it is mild out and don't want to freeze yourself in your own apartment.

A lot of portable air conditioners these days will actually act as bolth (at least mine does), where you can use it as an air conditioner and/or a de-humidifier rather then buying two separate units.
post #3 of 6
Unless its the rain forest, I don't really think you have to worry about anything. If anything, buy another dehumidifier and place it near the computer, but I don't foresee condensation being an issue, as again it would have to be practically the rain forest in there smile.gif
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post #4 of 6
you will be fine if you have a dehumidifier.
get another one if you're that worried about it, but you should be good.
i always have my window open (even when it rains) and i don't run into any problems other than getting uncomfortable when it gets too warm.
post #5 of 6
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Yeah, our AC unit actually has a setting that says "Dry"-- I'm guessing thats doing the job. We're just paranoid right with the moisture, but have a feeling a lot of is due to the exposed concrete (getting finished) in the bedroom that is making the whole place seem more moist.

Can I build in a moist apartment? There's no carpet anywhere in the place.
post #6 of 6
Throw yourself down something to sit on / build on. Maybe a blanket or some cardboard, and use the bubblewarp / packaging the parts come in to build on. (Works ok for me using carpet / antistatic packaging) xD

P.S. I'm sure dehumidifiers cost quite a bit to run.

Anyway, if it really is that humid have you considered talking to your landlord. :|
 
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