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I was thinking how many of you guys put your radiator for watercooling outside your window during the winter. Well for the people that gets cold winter weather? I was thinking when winter comes around to have my radiator outside when it was cold outside to get really cool temps. Will there be any problems if I do this? I was thinking maybe something like condensation in the reservoir but I am gonna be using a T line instead of a reservoir.
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Only problem with that is the condensation on the motherboard/cpu (delicate components).

Condensation on the res, is a small concern, but the vast majority of concerns are as I stated above.

You would have to water proof your motherboard and set it up as if it were a TEC.

But, it's definitely doable!
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post #3 of 11
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Hmm I may do it got couple months before winter 3-4 month
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post #4 of 11
You also need to worry about freezing. You need to make sure that liquid doesn't freeze in the radiator when you leave your PC off. Use ample amounts of antifreeze and monitor.
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post #5 of 11
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true ill do it on days where it stay above 32 degrees
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post #6 of 11
Here's a link to where CD did his exterior cooling during the winter
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post #7 of 11
Or just on those days you want to get it cold set your entire rig outside the window. With everything at the same temp you wont get condensation.. Just let it all get nice and cold before turning it on.

I set my rig outside the dinning room window this winter just for benches... On one of the days it got down to 5c, but I'm in Virginia so it does not get ice cold here.



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I was also thinking of that but someone may come by and run off with the pc our neighborhood has lawn gnome thieves so they may take a pc
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post #9 of 11
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I was also thinking of that but someone may come by and run off with the pc our neighborhood has lawn gnome thieves so they may take a pc
Exactly what I was thinking.

I would also be worried about spiders and stuff crawling into the warm rads and pc....I already found a spider in my other rig...
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When i cleaned my case a few months ago i found a couple dead bugs heh. Id worry about all sorts of stuff leaving it outside tho. It would be cool having a tube run the fans exhaust out a window tho. Can save some precious AC in the summer heh. I should do that... My room gets HOT if i have been playin games all day.
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