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sounds like part of tomorrows plan.
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Should work fine...but remember that I'm pretty sure HDD don't like getting too cold...
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post #23 of 34
Get water cooling and keep your reservoir and radiator outside and bring the tubes through the window. Would that work?
post #24 of 34
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HD is running about 13c....thanks for the warning hey do you think I could likely OC the card further with the lower temperatures?
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come summer time I will probably have to get a different type of cooling
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post #26 of 34
the HDD's dont really like cold weather no....HOWEVER....With a little imagination....you can think od something. For instance.

Turn the drives areound so the wiring is hidden. Make a small shoud to cover whatever portions are hanging out. Kind of an enclosure. The heat will circulate though the enclosure and will stay on the drives. Your case is so cold that it'll even itself out. You wont overheat them so you're good

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post #27 of 34
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and to answer my own question...yes I can Oc the card further with the lower temps. ...how much further I am not sure because the system just rebooted after 5 minutes of scanning at 570/640. Hmmmm??? When looking for max core the pc locked up at 580>so I then searched for max memory with core set to 567 and found artifacts at 653. Core must be too high still.
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post #28 of 34
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hey all how will I know when my HDO is getting too cold ...it's about 8 degrees celcius now
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post #29 of 34
Doesn't condensation occur when warm air hits a cold surface? I believe it would be best to keep it as cold as possible inside your case, or at least to do some waterproofing.

"Water vapor will only condense onto another surface when that surface is cooler than the temperature of the water vapor"
~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condensation

I'd say pulling warmer air into your case may hit the cold HS and condensation would be a problem.
post #30 of 34
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I'm pulling in cold air from an open window...in a closet .........Today I built a stud wall 21 inches in front of the window with 2 inch thick celotex insulation covering it. Total cost 25 dollars. I'm looking at temperatures now and they read as follows...outside air is -10 c...temp1 is 22 c...system is 5 c...cpu is 26 c...HDO is 5 c...GPU is 12 c and GPU environment is 11c. Everything is still working so I guess these temps are safe....the humidity of the outside air is 38%...no moisture problems
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