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I am trying to lower the temps inside my pc case. they are not horrible but i would like them a bit lower. My q6600 is oced to 3ghz and runs right at 55c under orthos stress testing. however when the ambient drops so does my load temp. I am thinking about purchasing a pc case air conditioner. Has anyone tried this solution? is it effective? do i need to worry about condensation? please advise
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Unless you can figure out a way to seal off all the components from the condensation, you're good to go.
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I am trying to lower the temps inside my pc case. they are not horrible but i would like them a bit lower. My q6600 is oced to 3ghz and runs right at 55c under orthos stress testing. however when the ambient drops so does my load temp. I am thinking about purchasing a pc case air conditioner. Has anyone tried this solution? is it effective? do i need to worry about condensation? please advise
Are you talking about a normal AC unit and converting it for PC use? If so, it has been done and works. However, you need to be careful about condensation. With the unit on, there is not a worry. The issue is when you shut off your system. The air temp inside the case will rise while some components in your case will remain colder. Water may condense inside your case. An AC is just a phase change unit.

If you are talking about a little case AC unit sold for PCs... don't bother. They are all very very weak and won't really do a thing.
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Unless you can figure out a way to seal off all the components from the condensation, you're good to go.
spray down your whole mobo,video cards, hdds with liquid latex!
just an Idea, I don't know if it's a good Idea
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spray down your whole mobo,video cards, hdds with liquid latex!
just an Idea, I don't know if it's a good Idea
...and when you want to upgrade? Also, how would you cool something through liquid latex?
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spray down your whole mobo,video cards, hdds with liquid latex!
just an Idea, I don't know if it's a good Idea
Not good idea.
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Are you talking about a normal AC unit and converting it for PC use? If so, it has been done and works. However, you need to be careful about condensation. With the unit on, there is not a worry. The issue is when you shut off your system. The air temp inside the case will rise while some components in your case will remain colder. Water may condense inside your case. An AC is just a phase change unit.

If you are talking about a little case AC unit sold for PCs... don't bother. They are all very very weak and won't really do a thing.
what solutions have been devised to deal with the condensation problem?
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Perhaps when you shut down, turn down the AC gradually, let the components suck in all the cooler air and return to normal temp, shut off the AC, and then shut off the PC altogether! Bit of a hassle, but that would be the simplest way of doing it.
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Dielectric grease.
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wait you have a thermaltake waterblock

Get an apogee GT or a Fuzion
    
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