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post #11 of 17
You need to insulate better. Air conditioning REMOVES humidity, not the other way around. The less humidity in your room, the less condensation will form. But, insulation is the key to keeping your components dry. Try a spray on insulation that you can remove without damaging your board and components.
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post #12 of 17
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dehumidifier are damn expensive! cheapest is about 150-180 bucks!

ahaha

40 bucks @ walmart!

will dehumidifier raise my ambient temperature in my apartment?

spray on insulation? sounds messy! got any links?
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post #13 of 17
Get some foam tubing insulation for pipe at a hardware store...The split kind so you can get it on your tubing easily...Then condensation proof your mobo and socket....EDIT: Take a look in my gallery how I put neoprene on the top of my block,you might need to do that to.. I was thinking about hooking up a chiller,haven't gotten around to it yet....


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post #14 of 17
I am confused... how is condensation forming exactly? Your tubing and blocks will always be warmer than ambient.
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post #15 of 17
He's using a chiller...
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
He's using a chiller...



Having fans blow on your trouble areas will help reduce condensation.
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post #17 of 17
Anytime a conductive surface is substanstially colder than the ambient environment the moisture in the ambient will condense on that surface. Armaflex sheet insulation works well on flat surfaces or those with curved surfaces which have enough area to allow the insulation to be glued together at the joints. `Same holds true for the foam pipe insulation that is split to allow assembly onto a pipe or tube. HVAC supply houses also have spray-on insulation that can be removed easily with the correct stripper, brush or razor knife. The key to making any insulation work properly is sealing up openings and forming a vapor seal. Anything less than that will greatly compromise the integrity of the insulating capacity.
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