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I just moved my office upstairs cause having the editing station by the bed was just insane... the problem is that we are in the valley in LA where it gets super hot... the up side is that it is very dty too so there is very little condensation risk.

I am wondering if there is anything I should worry about that could happen from having the intake of my rig right be an AC vent... mainly due to the constant and pronounced up and down on my temps.

The difference on my cores can be a bit more than 10C and the AC kicks in on and off constantly...
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I just moved my office upstairs cause having the editing station by the bed was just insane... the problem is that we are in the valley in LA where it gets super hot... the up side is that it is very dty too so there is very little condensation risk.

I am wondering if there is anything I should worry about that could happen from having the intake of my rig right be an AC vent... mainly due to the constant and pronounced up and down on my temps.

The difference on my cores can be a bit more than 10C and the AC kicks in on and off constantly...
I've made a few setups with an AC unit and my computers. I have never had condensation problems inside of the case. Condensation may form if you are cooling just the CPU in a tight sealed way. Otherwise, you are cooling the air surrounding the CPU so there isn't that temperature delta that causes condensation.

Plus AC air is extremely dry. If you do use AC to cool your rig, you need to be sure not to make the air too dry. Very low humidity can bring an increased static risk.
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ok... static is a problem here... it is extreemly dry... anything I could do to discharge/ground the puter?

whhhhat about the temp fluctuations and voltage?
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ok... static is a problem here... it is extreemly dry... anything I could do to discharge/ground the puter?

whhhhat about the temp fluctuations and voltage?
For static, you have to get a humidifier. Don't worry about it too much. It's a problem in enclosed spaces... like server rooms, which have thousands of dollars in cooling tech to keep the temp down and the humidity at the right level.

Don't worry about how it's setup though. There shouldn't be any sort of problem, especially not that there hasn't been already.
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ok...

again, what about temp fluctuations and voltages?

I mean look... this is at night... daytime is more extreme

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ok...

again, what about temp fluctuations and voltages?

I mean look... this is at night... daytime is more extreme
Won't matter. Since the air around your CPU is the same temp as the air going through your CPU heatsink, condensation won't happen.

What do you mean by voltages?
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voltages remain the same but the CPU's requirement will change... needing less as it cools, more as it heats up...

stability
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voltages remain the same but the CPU's requirement will change... needing less as it cools, more as it heats up...

stability
The voltages shouldn't change while the computer is on, unless you have a power save function on. Either way, it won't matter because the voltages only reflect to the condensation threat is terms of heat... if that makes sense...

It could be .01 or 100v, as long as there is not a large delta between the CPU (intake) heatsink air and the air in the case, you won't get condensation.
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I am not talking about condensation anymore... not I am asking about the CPU's stability being compromised by the fluctuation in the required volts for stability changing due to the big temp changes....
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I am not talking about condensation anymore... not I am asking about the CPU's stability being compromised by the fluctuation in the required volts for stability changing due to the big temp changes....
It will be fine. Your CPU won't be changing temps that much. Think of the people who run phase change 12 hours a day and have the 100C difference from off to load.
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