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Could I take my computer outside in what will be 35 to 40 degree (f) weather?
Edited by amantonas - 2/11/11 at 4:31am
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as long as you are out of moisture you should be fine. rep
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Post pics
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Post pics
Pics of what? Outside?
PC pics are here: http://amantonas.comyr.com/PC%20pics/
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Are you using gardening hose pipe for WC tubing?
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yeah you should be fine just try to keep the side panel on to keep out unwanter case visitors
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I have seen many people take their rigs outside for bench runs. Just use common sense and you will be fine.
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post #8 of 22
One word of caution:
After you have finished doing whatever with your PC outdoor, be careful of condensation when you take it indoor. Many parts of the PC will be cooled down enough that condensation may occur on those surfaces when the PC goes indoor.
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
One word of caution:
After you have finished doing whatever with your PC outdoor, be careful of condensation when you take it indoor. Many parts of the PC will be cooled down enough that condensation may occur on those surfaces when the PC goes indoor.
This is what I was going to say as well. One possible solution could be turning the rig on as soon as you get it inside so that the parts warm up and there is plenty of airflow inside the case promoting evaporation.
    
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
This is what I was going to say as well. One possible solution could be turning the rig on as soon as you get it inside so that the parts warm up and there is plenty of airflow inside the case promoting evaporation.
Certain parts of the PC (eg metallic surface of the case interior) are very susceptible. As condensation can form within seconds, I suspect one might not have enough time to wait for those parts to get warmed up. Risky business here!
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