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So it doesn't get cold very often in Texas, but right now it is 19 degrees outside so is there anyway I can use that to my advantage to get some high benches?
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Put your computer right next to a window... and hang out the CPU Cooler radiator outside
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You could do two things:

1.) Buy extra-long cables and place your entire rig outside.

2.) Buy an entire watercooling rig, place the radiator outside and insulate every cable extra-well.
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You could do two things:

1.) Buy extra-long cables and place your entire rig outside.

2.) Buy an entire watercooling rig, place the radiator outside and insulate every cable extra-well.
The idea of hooking the radiator outside is a good idea, especially filling in the gaps... better air flow than fans anyway
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1. Open your window and turn on a large window fan.
2. Put your PC's intake fans right up to the fan.
3. ???????
4. Profit.

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Well if I were to run the PC inside I would want to exhaust the air back out the window to make sure I am not porting a bunch of 19 degree air inside my house...

But as for running it outside completely... I am worried that the humidity or precipitation may cause something to go wrong, but I do have a covered overhang so it wouldn't be out in the open.
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My girlfriend teases me because I sit in my apartment with my sliding door cracked (about 2.5ft from my case) and play games covered in blankets. It works though... easily get a 5C drop from a cracked door blowing in sub 20F air.
    
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My girlfriend teases me because I sit in my apartment with my sliding door cracked (about 2.5ft from my case) and play games covered in blankets. It works though... easily get a 5C drop from a cracked door blowing in sub 20F air.
5c would NOT be worth it to sit in 20F degree weather.
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post #9 of 17
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My ambient now in my room is 21c, but at 19f that works out to -7.2c which is a difference of 28.2 degrees. So it should knock that much off my temps hopefully.

But yeah I wouldn't actually want to sit out there in that, I just want to figure out a way I can get that air to my PC without physically moving everything outside.
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Well if I were to run the PC inside I would want to exhaust the air back out the window to make sure I am not porting a bunch of 19 degree air inside my house...

But as for running it outside completely... I am worried that the humidity or precipitation may cause something to go wrong, but I do have a covered overhang so it wouldn't be out in the open.
This is a misconception.

First of all, it would not be porting 19f air into your house. It would be heating the air to about 60f at least and then letting it out. If your rig literally took 19f air and put out 19f air, it would have to either take 1w or less of energy or be dead.

Now, as long as the case is closed, there is nothing you should be worried about when taking the computer outside.
It's not a cat. You're not going to shorten its life by taking it outside.
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