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guys,

My way of thinking has been way off lately and i thought i would share it with you.

My PC is an average 38c at load/ and 31c at idle, being WC of course. But since it's dry and cold here, i figured i would try this.

Weds. i woke up to a freaking 55 degree room temp. We always have a fan blowing in cool air into our room for freshness. Well it was a little chilly for me and my wife. So instead of using the big box fan to blow in our room, why not my 4 120mm fans.

So i have put my heater core in the window and with my my 4 120mm fans pulling air from the out side, i have drop my temps to 28c @ load and 21c at idle.

Now for the questions!

Should i be concerned?
What should i look out for?
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Well essentially you're going to be looking for condensation. You have something lower than the ambient temp so you may end up with some. I'd suggest you keep checking your lines/block, everything that could be gathering water and is cooler than the temp surrounding it.

If you plan on doing this throughout the winter you could try some die-electric grease to help keep any condensation off of your components...

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/home.php?cat=31
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Thank you, Will keep my s out for such moister!
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Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
Thank you, Will keep my s out for such moister!
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You might not see it. I would get the grease and insulate the board.
    
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Originally Posted by Snerp
You might not see it. I would get the grease and insulate the board.
Would certainly help, even if you don't get any condensation, you'll be set to add some type of chiller in your WC system whenever you wanted to get some nicer temps. Not to mention the grease is a pretty inexpensive investment.
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