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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
well the asian equivalent is typhoon and we have that here in Hong Kong as well. Quiet often too. so yea, its bad here for overclockers.. frown.gif
If you plan on doing all this air conditioning stuff, why not just do phase change cooling? WAAYYY more efficient cooling, but again will require a lot of insulating especially since you live in a humid place. Looking at the current solutions from just basic air conditioning cooling it seems it will still require some type of insulating, so why not go all the way?
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post #12 of 17
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well the asian equivalent is typhoon and we have that here in Hong Kong as well. Quiet often too. so yea, its bad here for overclockers.. frown.gif
If you plan on doing all this air conditioning stuff, why not just do phase change cooling? WAAYYY more efficient cooling, but again will require a lot of insulating especially since you live in a humid place. Looking at the current solutions from just basic air conditioning cooling it seems it will still require some type of insulating, so why not go all the way?

Phase cooling requires A LOT more work. He would have to build and connect an evaporator head.
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post #13 of 17
I'd get like an all in one cooler like a Kraken, then cool the radiator of that with the air conditioning. That'll keep any condensation outside of the case. The real problem with condensation would be when it gets into places where you can't see it. If your motherboard gets too cold, then has water condense on it, it could degrade the layers in the board, cause oxidation and other nonsense to happen to connections, and potentially get to the point of shorting stuff out.
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im running an h80 right now. ive been running with the ac run into the case for about a week now and havent seen any condensation yet. its like i said before. im doing this to save on getting a new case. the tt dokr case i have now is kinda restrictive but i plan on getting a new case further down the road.
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One drop is all it takes to fry your rig. If I was you I'd keep Murphey's law as a strong consideration.
post #16 of 17
I have my case set on a table in my office, about a foot above and 2-3ft to the left of the AC Duct, and just use a fan up against the duct to blow the air with moreforce (cools down the room in less than 1/3rd the time). I will occasionally have the AC air blowing rightat the case intake fans and bottom rad fans.
Currently, the CPU is @ 4.92Ghz and idling at 21C and the GPU @ 1304core/7448mem is idling at 20C. Ambient is about 17-19C depending on time of day.
Just ran a few stress tests, GPU max temp of 27C and CPU max temp of 56C. Ambient is exactly 17.3C, loop Delta-T is 3.84C.

Never had a single hint of condensation. The trick is to keep the room temp cooled BEFORE you have the AC blowing into the case. The lower the temperature differential, the lower the chances of condensation occurring.
If you want to know exactly how low you can go, use an online Dew Point Calculator...
   
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post #17 of 17
I did this last summer. I have my Office in the attic and heat was a big issue, I was concerned about condensation as well, I just basically risked it and used my own judgment for what temp to set air conditioner at. Worked very well, but won't take the risk again this year, just in case Murphy's Law decides to kick in.

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