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So my rig puts out a lot of heat, specially when gaming. I have found that with the 2 PSU's going and the system under load it will raise the ambient temp of the room the rig is in quiet a bit within just a couple of hours. Right now it is not a issue as it is winter time and I can just open up a window but I am concerned about it when the summer comes around. It will be hard keeping this room cool without turning the rest of the house into a ice machine and spending an arm and a leg on my power bill because of the AC.

What are some good alternative ways to keep just 1 room cooled? I am not a big fan of blowing 1 grand for a window unit so I was curious on what my other options may be.

Would buying a couple of room fans to circulate the air better help out? Any other ideas?
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Portable A/C unit?

Air ducts to lead exhaust out via window(s)?

Watercooling?
    
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I would go with a ceiling fan. That way it will circulate the air in the room and your not crowding the room with fans or a costly ac unit.
     
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I would go with a ceiling fan. That way it will circulate the air in the room and your not crowding the room with fans or a costly ac unit.

Already have one put in, but it does not do a whole lot cooling wise. I am thinking a portable a/c unit may be my only option here.
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honestly as posted above, your best bet is a portable AC unit. They can be had for around 250-300 and they work very nicely to keep a hotbox like that cool in summer time.
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You're not going to dump $1000 into a window AC unit. I bought one last summer for $300 that keeps my whole apartment cool. So if its only for one room, it'll be the most effective option, in my opinion.

Even newegg sells air conditioners.

What size room are we talking about? You could get a low power one that probably wouldn't even run most of the time and still keep a single room cool. thumb.gif
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You're not going to dump $1000 into a window AC unit. I bought one last summer for $300 that keeps my whole apartment cool. So if its only for one room, it'll be the most effective option, in my opinion.
Even newegg sells air conditioners.
What size room are we talking about? You could get a low power one that probably wouldn't even run most of the time and still keep a single room cool. thumb.gif

Rough estimate is 20x20, small room, thus why it heats up so quick.
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Rough estimate is 20x20, small room, thus why it heats up so quick.

20x20 is not really a small room lol. Iv got 3 rigs including my sig rig setup in a truly small 11x10 room. I made a venting duct system out of dryer hoses that connects to the exhausts of the computers and radiators and vents outside. A window AC unit may also work well, but will add to cost a lot since you have to buy the unit and pay for continuous use.
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Rough estimate is 20x20, small room, thus why it heats up so quick.

Is your room really is 20' x 20', something like this will probably work well.

I have the same model, but the 15000 BTU version. It cools my apartment (~800-900 sq ft) just fine during the summer months (although its not in Texas). It doesn't run full blast, maybe about a third of the time depending on how hot it is outside and what temperature you have it set at (I had mine at 75F most days).

Also, my sig rig is in a room that's about 6' x 9', and in a corner squashed between the wall and my desk. redface.gif
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Newegg sells window units for pretty great prices during the summer months with free shipping. Think I saw a 10k-12k btu for about $200-$300 last summer. I spent $360 on a 10k for my apartment(about 1100 sq ft) locally, wished I had ordered one. But no way it will cost you 1k for a unit. The air ducts sound like a good idea and would work if you don't mind dryer hoses running thru the room.
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