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Ok I know that very card has it's own heat output but I was thinking if the card temp is lower, it might be putting out less heat. The overall house temp is 70F. My room is about 78F when the rig is idle (browsing web, using word, etc). This is when the door is closed, when the door is open and the rig is idle it is at 74-75F. We have central AC and my room is a lot hotter when I'm gaming.
I can't change the central AC temp, so it has really been a problem.

Is this true that water cooling will reduce my temps?
post #2 of 51
No. When you cool a component you're removing the heat from the GPU/CPU/whatever and moving it somewhere else (the air). Water cooling will do that more effectively than air cooling, so you'd actually get higher room temps.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/2/11 at 8:20am
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No, the same amount of heat will be released regardless of the way you cool it.

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post #4 of 51
No water cooling will make your room hotter. The heat is carried through the water and dumped out the radiator into the room
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post #5 of 51
It's the same reason why keeping your fridge door open wont cool down your house
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Open a window(s), natural wind will solve everything
Edit: People beat me to it
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Umm, unless you locate the radiator outside the room, the same amount of heat will be dumped into your room.
Actually, a tiny bit more heat will be dumped into the room because the pump generates a little bit of heat.
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post #8 of 51
No. Adding additional electrical devices will raise the temps in the room (assuming a closed 1:1 system), although only slightly.

High airflow and good fans with the radiator will blow the heated air away from your location however, that and wc loops rarely go much more than a couple C above ambient, thus the "apparent" heat felt in a give location, may seem "cooler", just cause your not in close proximity to the heat source. The house given that the heat being generated is much more diffused, may be able to reduce the heat better by spreading it out more... so thats also a factor.
 
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Umm, unless you locate the radiator outside the room, the same amount of heat will be dumped into your room.
Actually, a tiny bit more heat will be dumped into the room because the pump generates a little bit of heat.
Depends on the dissipation of power (in watts) of the pump vs. the cooling fan that's being replaced. So yes, it is entirely possible that OP would end up very slightly increasing the room temp over air cooling.

Think of it this way OP- the parts of your computer dissipate the same amount of heat regardless of what is cooling it down. WC might reduce your temps but that's only because it's more efficient than air at pumping heat into the external environment. The heat gets blown into your room directly instead of radiating from your case.
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Hate to be the degree nazi but comp temps are 70 F is like 22 C
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