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post #21 of 44
Whoa another person from Houston! That looks like a really nice project. Except with how the weather is right now outside I'd hate to leave the window open.
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EXTREME OVERCLOCKER. lol

Talk about determination! biggrin.gif
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yeah well determination, while im benching and overclocking higher, man it does get cold in here!! HAHAHA!!
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

do they make 200mm~ drier hoses? because I was thinking about doing the same thing cept have it connected to my 200mm nzxt fans instead

200mm = 7.874" (7 7/8).
Home Heating and Cooling uses 8" and I'm sure you'd find something there.
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What will you do if it rains? Would it not pull moisture in and blow that nice computer of yours.

If you're worried about rain and other elements, you should look into building a more permanent solution. they sell drainage pipe in 200mm diameter and up. I'd suggest finding a 200mm fresh air intake with screen, then into pvc drainage piping. Because the intake is a downard facing design with inlaid mesh, you won't need to worry about rain and other nasties coming in (critters, paper, leaves, etc) coming in. Now, to deal with residual moisture, create a plumbing type trap between the outside intake and computer outlet, and create a small drain hole at the bottom. This will allow the majority of moisture to collect and drain out the bottom. You can line the inside area (the area that's closest to your tower) with Sillica packs as another poster showed.

watch your temperature difference between the incoming air and ambient. If the intake tube gets too cold, you will have condensation forming on the outside. If this happens, a small insulation blanket is in order.
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post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

Guess that beats opening the window.
Don't be surprised if your neighbors think your growin' something green in there..lol!

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Originally Posted by importflip View Post

Nice. The weather is actually decent enough in Houston right now for this.

Yes, I love this overclocking weather! I usually put a floor fan on max by the window when it gets chilly : ]
Hello to all Houston & Texas OCNer's!
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Originally Posted by mastertrixter View Post

i would be concerned about the humidity outside.....given its not very humid in parts of texas but still.......
Doesn't matter- if you're using outside air, it's the same as having the window open and it being humid inside.
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mastertrixter

when there's humidity in the air, i just take a bunch of those silica packets and put them all on the bottom of my computer case and it takes care of the humidity..( my coworker buys alot of vitamins online and he gave me a bunch of those silica packets)

169

doh.gif That'll last all of five minutes before they're saturated if it's actually humid outside.
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What will you do if it rains? Would it not pull moisture in and blow that nice computer of yours.

Put your computer uphill of the window intake, and water won't be making it into your case unless someone put a garden hose up the pipe. Physics 101.
 
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lolwut

I got 4.4GHz on my 965 and didn't break 60deg. No idea whats happening here, but it looks all wrong...

Its so indirect its pretty much pointless. Unless your room is like a greenhouse, I see no point. Your gain must be like 2%, if that...

I bet a 2 litre ice cream tub, filled with water and frozen, placed in front of your intake fan will do better then this. Much better.
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lolwut
I got 4.4GHz on my 965 and didn't break 60deg. No idea whats happening here, but it looks all wrong...
Its so indirect its pretty much pointless. Unless your room is like a greenhouse, I see no point. Your gain must be like 2%, if that...
I bet a 2 litre ice cream tub, filled with water and frozen, placed in front of your intake fan will do better then this. Much better.

lolwut is right; we're talking about using air from outside.
 
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