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post #1 of 27
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So I have decided to create a way to avoid Condensation. As i have heard condensation forms when the air inside the case is colder than the ambient air. So I will be making a " Computer House ".. The whole idea of the Computer House is to allow the Computer to have its own Ambient Temps, and allow the ambient temps to cool the components in a small House. By having to cool not so much room, The Computer House will have Awesome ambient temps along with awesome component temps. The whole thing will be Insulated along with the floor and the roof.

Well, i hope this works.

Here are some " 3D " sketches that i made..

P.S. I have no clue if this has been done before.. If it has, too bad I'm doing it again ..... also i am not even sure if this will work, i thought of it while i was sleeping





    
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post #2 of 27
plausible idea in theory it should work
i thought of doing it but i was discouraged by the hassle the would be created for when you need to get at the computer (happens to me alot)

it should also nix the sound or atleast some, what materials are you planning on making it out of
and how much does money matter, a seethrough top would be cool but thats going to be thebad point for head loss
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post #3 of 27
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I will be placing a clear window on all the sides. I will be using wood to create this probably. Also i will be making one of the sides on Hinges so that i can open it like a cabinet if i need to access the case.
    
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post #5 of 27
I'd have a fan on the top sucking air to the outside, due to the fact that hot air rises and you need ventilation, otherwise it will pop.

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post #7 of 27
the problem with hinges is, they're were all the heat escapes they're very hard to insulate properly

any idea out of what wood, mds is pretty good sound wise and its generally fairly thick half inch plus, im not positive on the thermal quality's but they cant be horrible
the stuffs also pretty cheap 20 for a full 4x8 sheet,

also if you do the plexi window keep in mind the thicker the better
maybe think about lexan thermal qualitys may fit the situation more
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Maybe i can make a sliding wood door...
    
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post #9 of 27
easier solution would be to go buy a cheap mini fridge and just use the casing of it. It's already insulated and sealed to keep cold air inside and hot air out so it'll make it really easy. Also if you're using an air conditioner to help keep the inside of the fridge cool, then you should be able to actually have the fridge turned on and it shouldn't blow out the motor.
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post #10 of 27
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My case is like 4x the size of a mini fridge.... Plus this is hands on... like case modding and all that. I love hands on work
    
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