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One of the things I hate about Summer is the heat. I have to revert all components back to stock frequencies, and my room still gets hot as hell. There should be an easy work-around for this problem. It doesn't make sense to set the thermostat low so the other rooms are freezing cold just to get my room to room temperature. It also doesn't make sense to spend hundreds of dollars to buy low wattage components.

On a side note, using my PC as a heater during winter works perfectly.
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you could just have a fan blowing air in from the cooler rooms and a fan blowing air out from your hotter room.

running 2 fans will considerably help with the air circulation. Small price you gotta pay, vs going water cooling
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The hotter my room gets, the hotter my PC gets. The hotter my PC gets, the more hot air it puts out heating up my room.

Its a never ending cycle
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Mine is a heater as well. Though I'm not going to downclock for crap.
I bought a nice AC unit a few years ago that has one of the strongest blower fans I have ever seen on a window AC unit. The unit I had before had a really weak blower and and simply couldn't circulate air fast enough, New AC's fan on Low is is faster then my old AC's fan on High. Though my room is also in the attic so a AC is needed anyways, regardless if my PC is on or not.

Though in the winter time my PC can make my room pretty hot as well when gaming, good thing I have my window fan tongue.gif
When I'm not gaming and I want my PC to heat up my room in the winter I just load up my mining program and let my videocards do their thing until it gets to hot that is tongue.gif

Can't wait for the 9970's to come out.
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Small price you gotta pay, vs going water cooling

With my experience water cooling only made my room hotter. Because you can circulate a lot of air through the rads at a pretty fast rate and the fact you can overclock your components higher with more voltage tends to mean your just pushing more heat anyway. Water cooling might make your components run at a lower temp but only because your pulling the heat off in a more effective way.

Though Water cooling and tossing the Rads out your window will dump all heat out side.
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you could just have a fan blowing air in from the cooler rooms and a fan blowing air out from your hotter room.

running 2 fans will considerably help with the air circulation. Small price you gotta pay, vs going water cooling

Water cooling doesn't make your computer put out any less heat, it just moves the heat in a more efficient way, resulting in lower CPU temps. In fact, most people will overclock higher with watercooling, meaning it will put out more heat.
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One of the things I hate about Summer is the heat. I have to revert all components back to stock frequencies, and my room still gets hot as hell. There should be an easy work-around for this problem. It doesn't make sense to set the thermostat low so the other rooms are freezing cold just to get my room to room temperature. It also doesn't make sense to spend hundreds of dollars to buy low wattage components.

On a side note, using my PC as a heater during winter works perfectly.

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The hotter my room gets, the hotter my PC gets. The hotter my PC gets, the more hot air it puts out heating up my room.

Its a never ending cycle

The best thing you could do is to install 120mm ducts on all your exhaust fan fans, then vent those out a window. Your computer will then add next to no heat into the room, as it's immediately venting it outside. This is assuming you have a window within a reasonable distance, and you don't mind it looking pretty gnar.
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The best thing you could do is to install 120mm ducts on all your exhaust fan fans, then vent those out a window. Your computer will then add next to no heat into the room, as it's immediately venting it outside. This is assuming you have a window within a reasonable distance, and you don't mind it looking pretty gnar.
Yea, that's a pain in the ass, especially when you have 120mm & 180mm exaust fans and the window is on the other side of the room. I'm so sensitive to heat that when it's 80 degrees, I have suicidal thoughts. I guess my only option is to find something else to do on those hot days.
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I don't have AC in my house so the two weeks during the summer I actually need it, my house is averaging 86 degrees and my computer room is a good 95 degrees or more. I definitely find outside things to do during the hot weeks and keep my PC all stock settings during that time too.
 
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Yea, that's a pain in the ass, especially when you have 120mm & 180mm exaust fans and the window is on the other side of the room. I'm so sensitive to heat that when it's 80 degrees, I have suicidal thoughts. I guess my only option is to find something else to do on those hot days.
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Water cooling doesn't make your computer put out any less heat, it just moves the heat in a more efficient way, resulting in lower CPU temps. In fact, most people will overclock higher with watercooling, meaning it will put out more heat.

True, but lower temps so slightly reduce power consumption. And by slightly, I dont mean <1w. On an air cooled 7950 I think I've seen power consumption rise at least 10w just from heating up. I can test this tomorrow, along with my 3820, which is AC cooled, to see if effects are as high at lower temps [Obviously it cant be as good as .5w/*C throughout the spectrum or we'd hit 0W pretty quick tongue.gif]
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I don't have AC in my house so the two weeks during the summer I actually need it, my house is averaging 86 degrees and my computer room is a good 95 degrees or more. I definitely find outside things to do during the hot weeks and keep my PC all stock settings during that time too.
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Why is your house 86? Im also in Wisconsin and we havent had many 80's lately wink.gif
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Yea, that's a pain in the ass, especially when you have 120mm & 180mm exaust fans and the window is on the other side of the room. I'm so sensitive to heat that when it's 80 degrees, I have suicidal thoughts. I guess my only option is to find something else to do on those hot days.
If you have a positive pressure case, you could vent the exhaust air thru a window. Otherwise you're screwed.

Where is the AC vent in your room? I've had my PC in two locations lately, both ACd, and in one.. the whole room became super hot and the fans in the comp stayed high even at idle.. In the other, same settings, PC stayed cool, room stayed cool. Oh, also, check to make sure your vent isnt leaking air. In one of the places I've been at, my rooms vent was completely separate from the rest of the system for some odd reason, and an L piece was only half on, leaving most of the air going into insulation in the basement, lol.

Differences are of course Vent/Door locations.. and one [the cool one] has a ceiling fan. Maybe that will help you?

Also, I had my PC hooked up to an AC vent, and I guided the cool air towards where I sat [because before, the dumb design had the vent only cover about half the room.

Last thing I can think of trying [and I tried this with minimal gain] is to close vents in rooms that dont need it, like walk in closets, bathrooms, basement, or rooms that simply dont get hot.
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