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i got a new idea...

what if i got a dehumidifier...

i duct the cold air from outside to the intake of the dehumidifier then duct the "out" or the dehumidifier to my hsf? this way i will have way less humidity??? would this eliminate condensation?
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If you don't try we will never know. Go for it That's the pioneering spirit!!
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but by theory.. if there is none or very little humidity will it still make condensation?
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but by theory.. if there is none or very little humidity will it still make condensation?
YES be very careful when dealing with sub zero temps. you will get condensation.
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Its not the cold air from outside that's the problem, its the warm moist air inside your room that's the problem.

It doesn't matter how dry or perfect the air chilling your comp is. Once it gets cold enough and you turn it off, the cold part will condense the wapervapor in the warm moist air in your room and...

Well, you know.

Wts a risk, but it can be avoided.

Do I know how? No.


But I dont know I wouldn't risk it.
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ok... lemme think here... what if i just put my box outside? and leave it there?
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ok well wait a sec here... cant i just condensation proof my stufff? what do the people with phase and chilled water do?
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ok well wait a sec here... cant i just condensation proof my stufff? what do the people with phase and chilled water do?
You're right many people do have to deal with condensation when using phase change or chilled water however they only have to condensation proof a small area. The issue with your idea is, you'd have to condensation proof your entire PC since you're ducting cold air into your computer.

As I mentioned earlier, what would probably be easier is if you bought yourself a dehumidifier and run it in the room your computer will be in. That will remove most of the water vapor in the air and lower the dew point.
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yeah but the comp is in my room and i dont want the air to be all dry. cant i just make it so its sealed around my cpu and doesnt go to all my pc? but how would the air escape after?
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yeah but the comp is in my room and i dont want the air to be all dry. cant i just make it so its sealed around my cpu and doesnt go to all my pc? but how would the air escape after?
It would be a lot of work but if you completely seal your computer with only one inlet for air and one for exhaust it could work.

Honestly it would be a lot of work, if you want to have fun, just put your computer outside on a very cold night but remember to cover it with a tarp or something so snow/water doesn't get sucked into the case. When you bring it back into the house, your PC into a garbage bag (with no holes!) and tie a very tight knot. That way the water from the room would condense on the plastic bag instead of on your computer parts. The existing water vapor already inside the case would probably be too little to do any damage to the components.
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