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Anyone ever tried this? You could mod your case so that like.. next to the fan mounts on the floor there is like a bag of ice. Your fans would go in front of this ice and the air would be cooled down before it goes through the fan.. blowing even cooler air into your system. It could work, but would require quite a lot of maintenance and re-freezing

Even when ice melts, it's still cold for a good hour or so, so this could work if you try for it! I might do when I get my new system. This old one will be used for experiments and posting on OC.net while I'm priming
    
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Uhm. Maybe with dry ice. Regular ice would require some sort of drainage system to move water away from expensive computer
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Yes but if it's in sealed up bags.. then the water can't escape
    
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Yes but if it's in sealed up bags.. then the water can't escape
Yes it can. Condensation.
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Thats alot of work for a couple oc C difference lol
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Oh yah I never thought about condensation.

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Cheapest cooling for Fans atm is opening a window near your PC and piping that crisp autumn air in. 50 Fº in NW Florida at night gets me a 8 Cº drop on my video card load temp.
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post #8 of 13
wow NW florida is alot cooler than mid florida, it was 68 LAST night =\\

ya know you could attempt to get arround the condensation.

like another dish or tray that it would drip onto and flow out into cup or somthing for re freezing
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your all nuts!just kidding
that would form condensation,witch will if not make your computer completly stop working,form a nice skin on your mobo,vid card and basically everything else
when dust and water collide,and then dry and harder,the skin becomes REALLY hard to remove and its not electricly isolating nither

edit: my ambit temps at summer time at night are 30C
and at winter at night are 9C soo lol
you all live in way colder place's then i do
    
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ya, i live in texas so getting cold ambient temps is hard during the summer. my dad won't let me turn the air lower than 77*F(100+ out side). but in the winter it sometimes gets below 35 during the day. but for WC can't you put ice in the res or something like that? you know, in a sealed box to cool down the water. or water cool your WC systems res!
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