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BF3 has my 480gtx hydro running at 53~56c.
In turn, this is heating up my office...


this is what i'm using to cool cpu and gpu.
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-75...t-pr-4780.html


sooo, is there any reason why i shouldn't run the radiator and fans in the attic?

figure with winter on the way, it will be a lot cooler up there.
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Your gunna need a seriously strong pump to do all the extra tubing...
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post #3 of 19
You will need a lot of pumping power to do that, but there is no reason what you can't. Though if you are somewhere cold you would have to look out for condensation on the tubes.
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Depending on far away said attic is you could possibly need a stronger pump to handle the extra liquid + length of the loop. Otherwise there's no other issues I can think of.

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post #5 of 19
An Iwaki could do is easily enough.
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post #6 of 19
Honestly...the winter thing just gave me an idea. If you have a window near your computer mount the rad in between the window and the screen somehow that's secure (given you have a screen). Run the tubes under the window and fill the gap with foam strips. That will give you some pretty good results for when it gets cold. However, I don't think the pump in that unit is going to run it to the attic.

Edit: I know that the rads in that package is given 4 L-brackets to secure it to the back of your case...just use those and screw it down to the window area length wise.
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I have a quick and easy solution. Just make sure you follow the steps carefully.

Unlock the window.
Open the window.
Overclock.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AmericanPieGamer188 View Post
I have a quick and easy solution. Just make sure you follow the steps carefully.

Unlock the window.
Open the window.
Overclock.
and freeze at the keyboard? heh...

I've wanted to do the foam thing for a while...I just haven't found a way to make it so it can be left like that. The foam leaks too much air...heat bill would be through the roof. Now if your "winter" consisted of temps of like...10°C. You might be OK. Where I am winters are MUCH colder than that.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/7/11 at 6:13pm
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post #9 of 19
You're doing it wrong. Put PC outside, run cables through window.

If you want, stuff a towel in the window and use that to seal it.
 
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post
You're doing it wrong. Put PC outside, run cables through window.

If you want, stuff a towel in the window and use that to seal it.
Heh...you know this might work if you could some how secure it so no one ran off with your hardware.

I would drill holes in the wall and then insulate them good...like how a satilite TV install goes. leave the window alone.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/7/11 at 6:26pm
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