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It's very cold outside(-10 celcius)...I have a 12 inch tube 80mm in diameter going outside. The card temp is reading 5c and the system temp -1c. just wondering if such cold temps can hurt anything? Thanks
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post #2 of 34
I dont think it will hurt it. I think the main concern would be moisture from the outside air.
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Wow! I wish that I had that issue!

As xchrisposix stated: Beware of condensation.
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If you make your room -10ºC, then there won't be any condensation.
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You could switch the airflow direction and have the intake on the rear and the exhaust on the front. Then you would have a super-cooled system and a room-heater all in one.
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post #6 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wankerfx View Post
If you make your room -10ºC, then there won't be any condensation.
this is true! I keep my room like +/- 4C. since its winter and I like the cold. that keeps my rig running at 25c on air. with no problems of condensation.
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post #7 of 34
Room heater? That's not how it would work. It would just spit out air like 5C warmer than what it takes in..... not a very effecient heater.
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
You could switch the airflow direction and have the intake on the rear and the exhaust on the front. Then you would have a super-cooled system and a room-heater all in one.
hmmm...good idea
: ) hahha
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post #9 of 34
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I don't think I'll make my room -10c But I have been monitoring the humidity level. about 38% now... I also have an intake fan on the front of the case which is not piped to the outside, so I think that will actually lower the humidity of the air inside the case even when the outside air gets more humid. Does that sound reasonable?
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post #10 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
You could switch the airflow direction and have the intake on the rear and the exhaust on the front. Then you would have a super-cooled system and a room-heater all in one.
I have 80mm intakes on front and rear below video card with 120mm exhaust opposite cpu.
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