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Please check page 2-3 for more info on my experiment---
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post #2 of 31
Don't bother, if you are worried about cooling it should be in the summer. If you are serious about dropping temps just get a good air cooler or think about water.
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post #3 of 31
It would be fun to try, but if your not just doing it for fun, I wouldn't suggest that you try it. It will probably become a big pain and you will just get frustrated. It's not worth the effort to use for like 2 months.
    
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You'd most likely get condensation if it rained or snowed. Boom.
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just do what i do, leave a window open. drop your ambient temo in your room. then put on a sweater and prepare for gaming at <25c!
: )
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post #6 of 31
^ ahahah . good idea.
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post #7 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by xchrisposix View Post
just do what i do, leave a window open. drop your ambient temo in your room. then put on a sweater and prepare for gaming at <25c!
: )
Thats the cheapest cooling upgrade you can get!
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post #8 of 31
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please check page 3 for my progress on my experiment.
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post #9 of 31
It's a good idea, but I doubt you'd find cables/extensions that could go through two floors. If you could find some, go for it, it'll be a good idea since the room temp is actually cooler then yours. Add some watercooling down there to, and you'd probably idle at around 55-60 F (I use celc, no idea how cold that is!)
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post #10 of 31
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im sure i can find one or set my desktop up on a stand to make it higher
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