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Wait, I don't get it.

Pardon me for my newbishness, BTW.

If your ambient temp is 20C and you're getting 9C & -3C on those two setups, wouldn't those temps lead to condensation? Or...have you already spread the socket with dielectric grease (SP? & I think that's what it's called), and I just can't tell? Just curious.
    
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Both systems are currently riding bareback with no signs of condensation.
If I put them in a case I run a 3" duct from the A/C to the side window fan
to pre-chill the case and prevent the WCing from causing condensation.
  
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No signs, you say? That's very surprising to me. Well, at least it's one less thing to worry about. Also, I didn't even know that (pre-chilling the case) was an option. Thanks for the info! Once you chill a case, do you get any condensation on the outside of it, or anywhere at all?

EDIT: Oh okay, good to know. Early congrats on a thousand posts. I'm sure I'll seek some advice from you, once I get some WC setup flowing on my system!
    
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Pre-chilling the case just brings the ambient case temp in line with chilled water of the WB to eliminate condensation.
I wouldn't advice pre-chilling the case on a system that's only running air or ambient water though. That would
definitely lower the dew point and cause mass condensation.

But the most condensation I get running like this in a case is a very lite fog on the copper WB.
  
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Hope your new chip runs that cool when you put the V-Core to her...Very nice temp's so far....
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