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Hi folks,

I have my PC at like 6 feets of my window where my appartment Air conditionning is installed.
Would you think there might be any issues or risks in flowing the cooled air with a 5-6 inches flexible tube into my PC ? (Intake fan, I have a Zalman 9plus case)

My AC is installed in my window, so the hot moist air is already going outside, so "i guess" no risk of condensation ?
Air going through the tube would be air already from the inside.

How many degres you guys think I shall run ?

i5 3570k

Thanks !
post #2 of 9
I always think of the heat created from your computer hitting the cold air from the air conditioner, this is when the condensation will happen.
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not really so long as the entire room is. if the whole pc is sucking in air form the already cold air and you are pushing in really cold air form the air conditioner in to the cooler you should be fine, but, it really depend on how big the temp differences are.

for condensation you need a big enough difference between temps.
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Well if he keeps the air conditionner always on there should be no problem no?
If the air conditionner (lets say is at 20c) is pushing air into the pc, when he would start his pc, the heat would start from 20c so there would be no real stress impact for condensation to form.
I don't say if he would have his pc running at 55c and he would plug the air conditionner at 20c...
Might be a good idea to keep your temp cool
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Well if he keeps the air conditionner always on there should be no problem no?
If the air conditionner (lets say is at 20c) is pushing air into the pc, when he would start his pc, the heat would start from 20c so there would be no real stress impact for condensation to form.
I don't say if he would have his pc running at 55c and he would plug the air conditionner at 20c...
Might be a good idea to keep your temp cool

EXACTLY!
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Hi Johnzx2, this has been done before, I can't find the post now but one of the senior forum members "Drewmeister" has done something similar.
There should not be any problem with the condensation, the bottom line is condensation forms on surfaces that are colder than the surrounding air. Your PC components will always be hotter than that so there will be no problem.
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No problems at all, I've done this before since it gets so hot and humid here.
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post #8 of 9
Done it as well , there are a few considerations and measures you can take.

Temp difference, actual humidity levels and airflow are all considerations. I actually had an AC unit feed right into a sealed case with the temp control disabled on the AC temps got within 1 deg of freezing. As long as there was airflow I had zero condensation ... which meant once the AC was turned off I kept the computer on to warm up and kept the AC running as a dehumidifier.

Now my AC was sitting in the room and venting hot air into the room so I had an extreme case, if you are venting out of the window then you should be even better off!!

Unrelated I was thinking of getting a portable AC and run it to my external radiators to cool of my water cooled rig and also cool the room a little at the same time biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 9
yes there are several ways to do this sort of thing....I've gone quite extreme and sealed the cold side of the ac unit in a sealed chamber just recirculating the same air........chamber temp varies with the ambient temp a bit....lowest I've had at idle is -33c.....loaded temps -25c to -18c. There is a bit of a problem having the ac unit hotside venting into the room...the room temp does build quite considerably which then affects your cold temps slightly....and it can get darn uncomfortable.
Edited by technogiant - 6/25/13 at 11:18pm
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