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I'd thought about this one, wondering how you would get a tube of some sort hooked up to your pc and window to use the cold air to cool it. Well, looks like somebody figured it out, pretty cool.

http://hackaday.com/2011/01/10/outside-air-cooled-pc/

My concern would still be condensation, perhaps using this to exhaust hot air would be better.
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post #2 of 11
Someone on here did it.
post #3 of 11
Hmmm I'm going to give this a go, without the major flaw that other guy did on that link.

I'm going to hook a fan there to suck in the cold air from the outside into the case, Can't see condensation being a problem though. It's too warm inside for it to happen.
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Ok so i came across this thread and figured i would jump in because i have had my rig n the window for about 2 weeks now with the side panel off and i leave it in all day and night and surprisingly theres no condensation what so ever i have no clue why especially when its 15f degrees outside my core i3 530 at stock speed and idle was at 7c and the motherboard was at 5c i am using the Corsair H50 liquid cpu cooler i stay around 4.5-4.7ghz for gaming and benching on load the cpu doesnt go over 40c and the gpu doesnt go over 35c while on load at 1000/1425 its an XFX HD 5770 XXX Edition!!!

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My gpu temp while on load playing NFS Shift and the FPS on the top left of the pics!! XFX HD 5770 XXX Ed.

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post #6 of 11
id recomend it used to keep my Q6600 at 10-14c was awesome the joys of winter i had my tempest right on my patio door sucking the cold air in was awesome
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passive cooler with arctic *cough cough* british winds biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 11
i do this to a certain extent. i hav my PC on my windowsill and the window is always open so it just sucks in cold air in to the intake my HDD usually runs around 16degrees XD
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by zothos;12010961 
Ok so i came across this thread and figured i would jump in because i have had my rig n the window for about 2 weeks now with the side panel off and i leave it in all day and night and surprisingly theres no condensation what so ever i have no clue why especially when its 15f degrees outside my core i3 530 at stock speed and idle was at 7c and the motherboard was at 5c i am using the Corsair H50 liquid cpu cooler i stay around 4.5-4.7ghz for gaming and benching on load the cpu doesnt go over 40c and the gpu doesnt go over 35c while on load at 1000/1425 its an XFX HD 5770 XXX Edition!!!

I'm pretty sure condensation only happens when warm air crosses a cold surface, ala soda cans in the summer, etc.
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post #10 of 11
Yea I've done this. Ran 4 inch tubing from my window to my side intake fan. Dropped my CPU temps 10 degrees and GPU temps 5 degrees.

I have to try it again now that I have an H70 (that was with an Artic Cooling Freezer)
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