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Ok I have a diagram, the black is what I already have, and the red is what im thinking about doing and was wondering if 1, it will work, and 2 if it will lower temps

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I guess it would work though it seems like a hasle for a little temp change. But what do you mean by an AC unit? like a household fan or a 80mm fan or an industrial AC fan on an airtight case?
    
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I would imagine it would make a difference, but why not blow it on the rad?
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I dont know if im understanding the Diagram or not,but you have an existing wc system and want to known if piping an AC duct into the case will help temps?

Yes,it will work,yes it will lower temps. The colder the flow inwards,the colder the overall case. If you can get the case interior to sub ambient,your fans will then be using sub ambient air to cool the rad etc,thereby giving you better temps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TylerBello
I dont know if im understanding the Diagram or not,but you have an existing wc system and want to known if piping an AC duct into the case will help temps?

Yes,it will work,yes it will lower temps. The colder the flow inwards,the colder the overall case. If you can get the case interior to sub ambient,your fans will then be using sub ambient air to cool the rad etc,thereby giving you better temps.
The case wouldn't get to sub-ambient by venting in from the AC unit.
    
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Well basicly, atm I dont have any fans that are directly pointing at my res or connected to my res. I have a '77 heatercore, and I have 2 shrouds on either side of the '77 heatercore with 2 120mm fans on each side (4 fans on the heatercore in total) and I am not sure if thats enough or do I need to cool my res as well? The res and most of the setup will be outside of my case. My case will therefore have the sidepanel removed.

I was wondering if they sold like a mini ac unit or something I could mold to the res... I duno. something of that nature.
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post #7 of 13
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The case wouldn't get to sub-ambient by venting in from the AC unit.
(Attachment for Reference)

Your case temps would,if A/C wasnt sub ambient,it would be useless.

Unless you are referring to an A/C unit at the reservoir not getting the case sub ambient,no it wouldnt,but piping it into the case would,thats what I was referring to.


There are very small A/C units out there that dont utilize phase change,peltiers rather.

Such as this:

http://www.sytrin.com/3b.html

Theyve been known for a difference of 2-3 degrees when placed within the case,but the difference on a Res would be minimal,if at all,especially outside of the case.
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post #8 of 13
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So really the only thing I need to cool is my rad, unless I am going sub ambient?
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post #9 of 13
Cooling the neither the Res of Rad will bring you below sub ambient,cooling the case on the other hand,will. Which in turn will lower the temp of everything contained in the case, HD's,RAM,CPU.

In short though,cooling your Res with the idea given in the first post is a waste of time.
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I am not trying to get sub ambient temps, i am just trying to get as close to ambient as possible.
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