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post #31 of 48
You mention that you have AC in the house but you don't want to use it. While I would never accept that an answer for myself personally (if I couldn't afford AC, I wouldn't be gaming) but let us skip past that and on to a possible solution:

1) Duct the exhaust air from your PC to the outside of the house with a dryer hose & vent
2) If the AC return system is near your room you could duct into that from above where you sit and then run the AC system on FAN only. This would cause the return system to suck the hot air out of the top of the room and distribute it around the rest of the house.
3) Get a small window unit AC and plop it in your window and turn it on.
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post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by krajee View Post
Put a few bowls of ice in the room.
You'd be better off with ice water, with a fan blowing over the surface, and a cloth hung in front of the fan dipping into the water... Evaporative cooling FTW
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i should be getting my stuff soon but i plan mounting my rad in the window so that it blows the hot air out side and not in the room. right now with my fan on and door open the room stays around 83-84ºF. during the night with the door closed it can get up to 88-90ºF.
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and socks as well.
    
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My Lan room gets so hot when all 4 comps are gaming during the Summer that I just broke down and bought this... (I got it for $200 less than that)
http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances-...atalogId=10053
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i have my sig rig, plus a q6600 with a gtx 460 running in my room with poor air flow from the a/c, which doesnt cool the house effectively to begin with. Mine are always running 100% because i run BOINC. ive resorted to shutting down one during the day, although yesterday i had both shut down, kept ambient down 4-5* F.
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I don no about no Huge ass fans, but Big Ass Fans moves a lot of air...
apparently the Isis fans run around $3000 USD
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Try living in Australia during the summer is all I can say. Either get AC or some huge-ass fans with a window open.
I live in Arizona in the US. It's just as hot here, and my room has awful air circulation. A ceiling fan just recirculates the air in a room, what you need to do is bring cooler air in from elsewhere in the house; for that, I just have one of those tower fans next to my door.

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We came up with a semi novel solution to deal with not only the heat but the noise as well. We moved our computers and audio amps into the adjacent room and then put small portholes in the wall to run all the wires. Room is now quiet and cool as the only heat comes off the monitors.
Now that RemoteFX is out, I was thinking of moving all my hardware into the server and running thin clients in the other rooms remoting to virtual machines in the server. Centralizes all the hardware AND all the heat and sound.
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I live in south east Texas nuff said!
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post #40 of 48
just finnished doing this:



now i can open my window and it blows the hot air outside while keeping my room cool.
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