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Didn't know where else to post this but this seemed like a good place to start. Summer is coming which means heat, which in my state means humidity. The question I had was whether or not I should leave my computer running more often to keep the fans going to keep the inside of my case dry. Have any of you guys had negative effects on computer from build-up of humidity? I have a Window AC unit that Ill put in as soon as it gets hot enough. Just curious so I thought Id prod the OC community for some advice smile.gif.
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Personally, I've never had any problems with just humidity, with the exception that the heat doesn't dissipate fast enough. The main worry is condensation which results from the computer's surface temperature dropping below the dew point. With air coolers it is unlikely that you'll actually reach such low temperatures. However, if you are cooling the water going into a loop, or have a TEC Chiller or the like, then you'll need to be concerned.

Basically, in most situations you'll be absolutely fine. If you have a complicated cooler you'd have a potential problem, but you'd probably be unaware of them anyway.
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Talk about summer, it hits 36+ degrees celsius here outside the house. devil.gif
It won't matter if your case fans are running or not, IMO the same humid air gets sucked in by the fans pass thru your case or gets stagnated when the fans are not running. And I don't think I ever had a problem with humidity as long as it does not condense.
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Its been discussed about dust and humidity being a big factor. If your not doing extreme overclocking(subambients) water really isn't a concern, but if you don't have positive pressure in your case, dust can build up enough to cake on components.
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