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The best reflector you can get is anything flat white. The sun just bounces off of it.
Just think about a car in the sun. A black one gets hot because it absorbs the sunlight, while a white car stays cool in the sun.

If you put dark curtains on, it will feel darker in the room, but it will also get hotter too.

Some people stick mylar on the outside of their vertical blinds, but flat white would reflect more heat back to the outside.

technically the best reflector would be gold leaf, ahaha except that would be enormously expensive hahahahaah
but that would create a radiant barrier that would reflect most of the thermal energy that comes from sunlight.

so a reflective lining would help the most, but a combination of different things would be the most effective method keep the heat of sunlight out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_emissivity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_barrier

yes i did use wikipedia.
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At this point I'm thinking of only doing my CPU with a possibility of going over to the graphics card at a later date so that is also effecting my decision making process. If I were to do this I would only really need to possibly change the radiator to accommodate the more heat in the system correct? Or would I need to change everything?

If you start with the right components, you won't need to upgrade much later on. Start out with some good fans, like Gentle Typhoons if you can afford them, or Cougars, or Yate Loons on a budget. But you can't beat a Gentle Typhoon fan.

For pump, a D5 or DDC will do you well. I suggest a D5 pump.

And you won't need to replace your rad when you move from CPU to CPU nd GPU. You just add an other one to the one you already have.

Reservoir, tubing, and fittings all can be reused.

Just don't start with a sealed AIO kit. They are cheaper, but much harder to upgrade later on.
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If you start with the right components, you won't need to upgrade much later on. Start out with some good fans, like Gentle Typhoons if you can afford them, or Cougars, or Yate Loons on a budget. But you can't beat a Gentle Typhoon fan.

For pump, a D5 or DDC will do you well. I suggest a D5 pump.

And you won't need to replace your rad when you move from CPU to CPU nd GPU. You just add an other one to the one you already have.

Reservoir, tubing, and fittings all can be reused.

Just don't start with a sealed AIO kit. They are cheaper, but much harder to upgrade later on.

this right here.

if you intend to go full custom, just save your money and wait till you can get something good like an xspc d5 starter kit.
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The best reflector you can get is anything flat white. The sun just bounces off of it.
Just think about a car in the sun. A black one gets hot because it absorbs the sunlight, while a white car stays cool in the sun.

If you put dark curtains on, it will feel darker in the room, but it will also get hotter too.

Some people stick mylar on the outside of their vertical blinds, but flat white would reflect more heat back to the outside.

Blackout curtains are basically just regular curtains with a very dense white liner on the inside.

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Best pic I could find. The ones I got were Eclipse brand, and I can unequivocally say that they work. I think I got them at Target. http://eclipsecurtains.com/
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It looks like your case will easily take a 240mm radiator, but needs some modding to fit a 360.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

The best reflector you can get is anything flat white. The sun just bounces off of it.
Just think about a car in the sun. A black one gets hot because it absorbs the sunlight, while a white car stays cool in the sun.

If you put dark curtains on, it will feel darker in the room, but it will also get hotter too.

Some people stick mylar on the outside of their vertical blinds, but flat white would reflect more heat back to the outside.
White is a very good reflector but metallized mylar is in fact better. That's why they use it to make emergency blankets and spacesuits biggrin.gif White is probably more commonly used for window treatments because shiny metallic shades are a huge blinding eyesore to anyone outside your house.
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White is a very good reflector but metallized mylar is in fact better. That's why they use it to make emergency blankets and spacesuits biggrin.gif White is probably more commonly used for window treatments because shiny metallic shades are a huge blinding eyesore to anyone outside your house.

I used to grow hydroponic 'tomatoes' in my basement.
To reflect heat, mylar might be better, but to reflect heat carrying light, flat white is better.

Noob 'tomato' growers use mylar, which is more expensive. But hard core farmers know a flat white paint works better to reflect that precious light.

In fact, this might surprise you, but flat white reflects more light than a mirror.
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I used to grow hydroponic 'tomatoes' in my basement.
To reflect heat, mylar might be better, but to reflect heat carrying light, flat white is better.

Noob 'tomato' growers use mylar, which is more expensive. But hard core farmers know a flat white paint works better to reflect that precious light.

In fact, this might surprise you, but flat white reflects more light than a mirror.
lol 'tomato', must be a hardcore grower to use hydroponics wink.gif
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