Originally Posted by Adversity
In the summer, a window will only make it hotter.
So I'm getting that it will be easier to SPREAD the heat out with WC?
Thats the gimmick, as it were. Think of it this way, turn on the stove and touch it... its hot. Put a large pot of water on the stove and touch the water... not as hot. Water being about 800x more dense than air absorbs far more caloric energy to express a temperature rise, the wattage is still there, it just takes lots more of it to excite all those molecules.
To answer the original question, adding that pot of water really has no effect on the very fact that the stove, is still on, and thus radiating a given amount of heat from it.
If we consider that a 360 mil rad with 6 fans as opposed the a stock HS 70 mil fan, it becomes pretty clear that the air mass being applied to carry the heat off is significantly more than just what a poorly placed 70 mil is doing for you. So the efficiency comes from using more "not heated" air to pass over the radiator fins. Theres limits to this though, due to heat transfer being more apparent from both mass, a small mass conducting to a larger mass... ie. touch a counter top, and it seems cool. Thus the greater the mass the faster the conduction, but also the Delta T, or difference between the two surfaces. If there are only 1~2 C differences between the surfaces the temperature interaction will be slower, than if it where 10 C or more apart. Hence the use of water chillers and phase change.
Hope that kinda splains' it as it where.