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so i decided to run a dryer hose from my window unit to my tt dokr case and great scott am i surprised at the results. this was a fairly easy way to get a heat issue under control. im runing an amd fx 6100 and an nivdia gt520.(dont knock it its runs at 810mhz) but overall my temps on my fan controller have been great im averaging around 19 degrees C. i was wondering if there could be any draw backs to cooling the case this way? im doing this so i dont have to shell out another 100 bucks on a case with more air flow when i upgrade to a 7770 next pay check.
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You could possibly get condensation on the inside of your case if you live in a humid part of the world. It is in the 80-90% humidity range on average where I live. The A.C. should act as a dehumidifier also but it is still possibly. Just check it often if you do it.
 

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im in north fl but ive already got it set up with an ac duct rub into it
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im in north fl but ive already got it set up with an ac duct rub into it


Well as long as the ambient temp outside the case is the same or really close you might be ok, I thought about it as I have a small window unit I could use, but I,m a little worried about condensation. I've seen drops of moisture build up on the metal ac vents on occasion, usually when it is really humid and people in and out the door a lot. You can see it in businesses with roof mounted ac's a lot that cannot drain the condensation fast enough, so they leak like crazy from the ceiling.

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You could possibly get condensation on the inside of your case if you live in a humid part of the world. It is in the 80-90% humidity range on average where I live. The A.C. should act as a dehumidifier also but it is still possibly. Just check it often if you do it.

 
Thats nothing. Living in hong kong, its basically 100% humidity almost all the time. Walking outside feels like walking in water. It rains almost every other day. Its crazy here... Although the good part about humidity is that I never have to worry about static electricity which is kinda nice, but with such high humidity it makes cooling down past room temperature almost impossible.
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Well weve got hurricanes off the coast so the humidy is up but i feel better
about turning up the voltage now that my case is good and cold
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It will work, how well? Depends. Condensation as the others have said may be an issue, maybe test it with the computer unplugged to see if there is any build up. The main downside of doing cooling like this is really just the cost of running an air conditioning versus the drop in temperature that you may see, the cost to performance ratio can be very poor. If that is not an issue though then have at it, it just may not be a viable long term solution
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Condensation would occur on the outside of your case... so be careful no water drips in.
Condensation could also occur inside your case AFTER you turn off your system and AC unit. Some components inside the case may be colder than the ambient air.

Other than that.... go for it.
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It will work, how well? Depends. Condensation as the others have said may be an issue, maybe test it with the computer unplugged to see if there is any build up. The main downside of doing cooling like this is really just the cost of running an air conditioning versus the drop in temperature that you may see, the cost to performance ratio can be very poor. If that is not an issue though then have at it, it just may not be a viable long term solution

the ac unit would be running any time in from of the computer except for when it cools off in the winter ive got a 21 inch and a 28 monitor hooked up to my computer and they put off alot of heat as well so with out the ac unit in the first place my room would stay around 100 degrees F..
post #10 of 17
The dehumidifier works on some units by a sensor. LIKELY you didn't mod it into the A/C. Although I agree it is cool (pun intended) there is a good amount of potential danger. I wouldn't do it. And not at all cost effective. A good water cooler is cheaper and a lot more energy efficient.
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