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I just have my fan blowing while I play games, I'm thinking of taking the side off (It has a 80mm LED on it, I'll move it some where else.) Would it be worth it? It would get dustier a lot quicker, but I have no problem going and buying a compressed air canister.
Taking the side off would help a ton because the air would be able to be blown on the CPU heatsink, greatly increasing the amount of air going over it, and cooling it a ton more. Thats how mine is. It took 10C off it.
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Yeah I did it about an hour ago, dropped my idle from 48 to 41! (GPU)
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Eww... gross... why does you AC do that? mine just blows... ROFL
The A/C is too small for the house (builder's fault ) so usually my room is like 80F in the summer.

A ceiling fan might help...
    
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i've got an insanely high cfm house fan aiming into my case too, its loud, but man does it make a difference. i listen to music loud anyways, so it makes no difference to me

i'd go to a hardware store and lookin into getting some ducting for hvac and make a sturdy funnel
    
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It doesn't bother me either, my music plays so loud I can't hear it.
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speaking of tubing, you could use airconditioning tubing.. if it's not flexible enough at the end, cut a slit down the side and fold the one side into the other side, then tape it down...

oh, here's another idea, it sounds whack, but it's what we do in durban to keep cool!! you actually get a fan that has a ice bucket of sorts in it, from there it blows ice cold air onto anything... but then ofcourse you shouldn't use the aircon piping, it could create moisture and blow it onto your pc...

just an idea though..
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Those fans might die ever so often though; they aren't designed for 24/7 365 use! (I don't know if that is what you are doing or not, but that's what I'd be doing )
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for some reason i did post a reply, but it's not showing, so in case there is a problem i decided to post again...

idea! get a piece of the metallic aircon piping, and cut a slit in the one side leading to your pc, then fold the side into itself to create a funnel of air flow onto the back of your pc...

here's another idea, whack, but it works in durban, SA, it gets f**king hot here... get a fan that uses ice to blow cold air from the ice and onto the pc, but i wouldn't suggest use the aircon piping as well then, it might create moisture in the pipe and blow it onto your pc, but that also depends on the humidity of the air where you stay...

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post #29 of 30
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I like it now how it just blows into the side of my case when I'm playing a game. If I'm just idling I'll more then likely just use the side panel and the 80mm fan on it.

But in games, ohhh man does it ever do a lot to cool down. Looking forward to my upgrades w/ a gpu cooler and a scythe so I don't need a giant fan, it'll always be coooool.
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post #30 of 30
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oh, here's another idea, it sounds whack, but it's what we do in durban to keep cool!! you actually get a fan that has a ice bucket of sorts in it, from there it blows ice cold air onto anything... but then ofcourse you shouldn't use the aircon piping, it could create moisture and blow it onto your pc...
Those ice/evaporative room coolers work best in very hot and low humidity areas. They do release a little bit of moisture into the air though so you may want to consider condensation problems.

I once had a similar idea but using a window AC unit.
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