Originally Posted by ny_driver
I'm gonna run it out the window and pipe cold outside air directly into my x850) I hope I don't run into a moisture problem
Anyone ever tried such a thing? I saw a youtube video yesterday with an air conditioner piped directly into the cpu and vid card.
Hi ny driver,
As to your first question about the A/C. I did that this summer. Took a 4" diameter dryer hose (Alum) and ran it from the 2 x 10 floor duct into the back side of the computer case. Pointed the duct as close as I could into the 120mm fan on the backside of my V-1200 Lian Li case. Dropped the temps about 5-10degC when the A/C was on. No problems with condensation.
As for the outside air into the back. I live in Michigan and outside temps are in the 30's at night, 40's in the daytime. I have an 80mm fan (Sunon 40cfm) against the window screen pulling air in from the outside and into the 4" ducting. The ducting run is about 5-6 ft. The temps dropped about 5-9degC. The room is also cooler, because the window is cracked open about 3" for the 80mm fan. The fan itself does not seem to put out as much flow through the duct as the A/C unit did. I don't have any condensation issues, because again the air flow is ducted to a 120mm rear fan. All temperature reading are with MBM5. I'll have to see what happens when the West winds kick up and help blow cooler air into the ducting and house.
BTW - I wear long underwear in the room. Room temps are around 18-19degC or 64-66degF.
I hope this helped, :-)