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Dielectric grease.
that should do it
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explain, what is dielectric grease and how is it relevant to preventing component damage from moisture/condensation?
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explain, what is dielectric grease and how is it relevant to preventing component damage from moisture/condensation?
dielectric = virtually non-conductive. It prevents water from touching your system.

It won't be easy cause you will always have to make sure that every single component is always coated. It's a huge hassle.
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what is the lifespan of it? is it like i can apply it once and forget about it or what?

no other simple solutions for bringing case temps down?
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setup a tunnel system and use a house fan to suck air through leave it running after you turn your pc off, then turn off the ac and then you can turn the fan off
    
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setup a tunnel system and use a house fan to suck air through leave it running after you turn your pc off, then turn off the ac and then you can turn the fan off
has anyone done anything like this that you know of? I would like to speak to them or see the logs if they had them.
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has anyone done anything like this that you know of? I would like to speak to them or see the logs if they had them.
A few people use a tube from their AC to their PC. You may want to talk to them to see if they have any issues. One guy got an uncle with HVAC experience and built a big case.
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Heat in the system, no matter where it's dissipated or gathered will decrease the ambient within the case as per thermal equilibrium. Anything in the case that can gather the heat and be cooled down effectively can help tremendously. I recommend doing some research on thermal equilibrium, specific heat capacities, and thermal dissipation coefficients of various materials. At the time, the best material to have a case made out of is Anodized Aluminum as it is non conductive (unless scratched deeply) and has a very high specific heat capacity as well as heat transfer coefficient. \\

Steel chassis have the nasty habit of holding the heat in instead of having it go to the outer edges of the case and dissipate via ambient temperature acting on the case.

If I heard correctly...your processor is running 55C...that's not a comfortable temperature for high performance considering that most of the new processors have an optimal temp limit of 60C.

I've also heard (and tried) some pretty extreme measures to cool down systems. Some less than others, but all very unique. I personally dug into the ground 5 meters under my house, set up a pipe going vertical and one going 55 degrees angled off to the side. I then set up a fan system leading up from this ground (when you dig that far, the temperature is 55 degrees year round) I then set it up to blow straight into my computer room, saving my computers, saving me money on AC in the summer for that room, and saving my electric bill. This works most effectively if you also have an outtake above a ceiling fan to pull out the warmed air as it gets pulled to the ceiling (i didn't do that, but it would work).

Another good method (that's fairly inexpensive averaging maybe 50-60dollars) would be to set up a small water system using copper coils in a radiator sort of configuration on the otherside of your motherboard tray and having water run through those. This way, the damage to electrical equipment is fairly minute (since you have metal inbetween the electrical components and the water). This is the method I currently use and through testing it has proven to dissipate atleast 7C from my system at 80 degrees fahrenheit ambient.

The last one is the cheapest method apart from spacing anodized aluminum plates underneath the motherboard and blowing air across them (or copper pipes inbetween with water through it).
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