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Hey, what do you guys think about this? Imagine taking your radiator with cools your liquid in your water cooling setup and hooking it up to a duct coming from outside air. Have two fans taking the cool air in and exhausting the warmer air further away, and put the radiator in the duct. This would probably only work in cold weather (now.) I've been thinking about doing this by just using my window as contact with the outside.

Another thought I have is to just suck the cool air from outside straight into your case and have it exhaust outside. The problem I can see with this is the condensation from the outside air coming in contact with the electronics. This could probably be fixed with an inline dehumidifier, though.

What are your thoughts? Do you think this would help cool down the radiator / computer any further? Could it possibly damage any components?

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Originally Posted by ColeScheffler View Post
Hey, what do you guys think about this? Imagine taking your radiator with cools your liquid in your water cooling setup and hooking it up to a duct coming from outside air. Have two fans taking the cool air in and exhausting the warmer air further away, and put the radiator in the duct. This would probably only work in cold weather (now.) I've been thinking about doing this by just using my window as contact with the outside.

Another thought I have is to just suck the cool air from outside straight into your case and have it exhaust outside. The problem I can see with this is the condensation from the outside air coming in contact with the electronics. This could probably be fixed with an inline dehumidifier, though.

What are your thoughts? Do you think this would help cool down the radiator / computer any further? Could it possibly damage any components?

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I'm new here.
Rads are so efficient, it wouldn't be worth it as the difference between outside temp/liquid temp is so small.
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Rads are so efficient, it wouldn't be worth it as the difference between outside temp/liquid temp is so small.
Huh?

In any liquid cooling or air cooling setup, you'll never be able to get sub-ambient of the air in your room. Using Winter cold air allows a much colder coolant (sub-ambient of your house) in your loop
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Huh?

In any liquid cooling or air cooling setup, you'll never be able to get sub-ambient of the air. Using Winter cold air allows a much colder coolant (sub-ambient of your house) in your loop
Let me re state:

Rads are efficient so that the delta between air temp and water temp is small. A 23C inside temp will still be a very low coolant temp, of course it'd be an improvement but that's like worrying about sub zero cooling running at -100C instead of -150C. Dust might also be a problem in that duct.
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i dont think it would be effective enough to be worth the work
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Mounting the rad outside your window would be cool(literally...), but would be some work, I think CD did this with one of his set ups iirc.
    
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You would also have to be careful that if it got too cool, you could build up frost and it could lead to it completely freezing over and cracking your block.

But this could be solved if you ran vehicle Anti-Freeze through the line instead of reg distilled water.
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