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Hi guys,

Well now that the summer is finally hitting Southern California I can't take my room with my computer on. I have my ceiling fan on, window open, and during the day the door open. WIth all of these it is still so hot I have to sit without a shirt and in boxers and I'm still hot. I was thinking on moving the computer to the closet (about 6 feet away from me) but not sure if that will help much since the heat will still come from the closet. I just bought a fan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MFAOPY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 and i'm going to place the sucker right in front of my face. I was also thinking on moving my desk and PC right next to the window but i'm still not sure if that will help as i'm already only about 5ft from it.

I don't have too much money for this, but I really need to cool this room down it's driving me crazy. Any ideas are open - I can't wait till Tuesday when this fan arrives.
post #2 of 31
I went to Spain recently. coming from high teens in England to mids 30s over there, we were dying.
We found placing our feet in buckets of water kept us much more comfortable.
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Do you have a basement? You could also try downclocking your comp to run cooler. Our get a box fan in the window to exhaust your whole room. Or a small window AC unit but that's a bit more money and electricity
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Originally Posted by Namwons View Post

Do you have a basement? You could also try downclocking your comp to run cooler. Our get a box fan in the window to exhaust your whole room. Or a small window AC unit but that's a bit more money and electricity

No basement, not even sure if there are any within a 50 miles radius from where I live tongue.gif
I've already downclocked my GPU but not CPU.
Window unit is out of question, the HOA is a pain in the butt here and would go crazy.


Lost here lol.

Edit: I will be getting a bucket of water and shoving my feet in it tomorrow.
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Get a portable evap cooler. Those work great in dry areas. Probably can pick one up on Craigslist for less than a $100.

Also put a wet towel or rag around your neck. The large artery in your neck is close to the skin and if you place the wet cold rag around it, a heat exchange will happen and you'll feel cooler since your blood will be cooler.

Also that fan, not sure of how much air it moves, but get a larger CFM fan. That one looks like you need to have right in front just to feel any air move. I know it's for a desk, but get a large fan on a stand. Also get a spray bottle and mist your face and chest while in front of the fan, that will help.
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Get a portable evap cooler. Those work great in dry areas. Probably can pick one up on Craigslist for less than a $100.
Also put a wet towel or rag around your neck. The large artery in your neck is close to the skin and if you place the wet cold rag around it, a heat exchange will happen and you'll feel cooler since your blood will be cooler.
Also that fan, not sure of how much air it moves, but get a larger CFM fan. That one looks like you need to have right in front just to feel any air move. I know it's for a desk, but get a large fan on a stand. Also get a spray bottle and mist your face and chest while in front of the fan, that will help.

I was thinking on buying an evap cooler, but the electricity is what i'm wondering about. We have air conditioning but it's from the 90's and costs about $8/hr to run - i'm not kidding. But during the day lately we're at like 75% humidity so i'm not sure.

Will be using a cold towel and the bucket of water tomorrow - and as for that fan a friend of mine has it and it works good for the price. I'm only 17, so money isn't in excess right now tongue.gif
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I know how you feel man D:
Summer is just now hitting Southern CA? I didn't know the climate varied that much between North and South CA o.O It's finally almost kinda a little bit starting to cool down up here. For a while in the last couple months I was in the same boat as you, my room was extremely hot. Now it's still hot but not as bad. I was thinking about getting water cooling with an external radiator in another room, but I don't have that kind of money.
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I was thinking on buying an evap cooler, but the electricity is what i'm wondering about. We have air conditioning but it's from the 90's and costs about $8/hr to run - i'm not kidding. But during the day lately we're at like 75% humidity so i'm not sure.
Will be using a cold towel and the bucket of water tomorrow - and as for that fan a friend of mine has it and it works good for the price. I'm only 17, so money isn't in excess right now tongue.gif

Evap coolers are very energy deficient. I don't have any info, but I'm guessing they use around 50 - 100 watts. Give or take.

This one uses 60watts
http://www.amazon.com/SF-609-Portable-Evaporative-Cooler-Ionizer/dp/B000R48G5K/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1344587388&sr=1-2&keywords=evap+cooler
http://www.sunpentown.com/sfevairco.html

I have no knowledge of this model, just picked a random one from Amazon and looked it up on its manufactures website for the watts.

If you're 17, go to the mall and chase some girls. Go to a friends house and mooch off his parents cold air.
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try to open windows only during night and then close them during day. Allso try to cover all windows so no light comes in.
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