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    My room is a furnace. On average I would guess it is ALWAYS at least 10 degrees+ warmer than the rest of the house. When I run my system, as you might image, it just adds to the problem. When the outside temp gets hot, say in the 90's my system becomes unstable.

    There is really nothing I can do to lower the ambient temp of the room and I have plenty of air going through the case (though not as much as some of you), but the air is just too hot. Even my Volcano 7+ on high(too loud for me) isn't really up to the task.

    Does anyone have any ideas or am I going to have to look at some alternate form of cooling?

    Thanks!


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    Damn, im thinking maybe the only thing you could do is go Watercooling, if ya air temp is that hot. You can get a full w/c kit at XoXide for around $150USD

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    ya,some watercooling might do the job, depending on which sys ou buy. don't got another room where you can put it?
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    Yes, I also agree. Watercooling is your best option.
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    who cares about the water cooling.....move your damn computer to another sector of the house. NOt in the attic tucked away in a hot, hot corner. I mean come on! That is your best and cheapest solution. Seriously!

    Chaos (oh yeah...and how in the hell do you operate in that room? U must be scorched too!)

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    For some, the location of the machine isn't an issue. It must be located in a certain spot for whatever reason so you try to make the best of the situation and come up with a means to cope with problems as they arise.

    wecaught you,
    Either water or something more extreme will be your best bets. When using water cooling, the goal is to keep the processor at room temperature, but you may have a difficult time even with this given the high ambient temperature that the fans will still have to work with. If you're willing, you might look into peltier cooling or even phase change cooling if you have the cash for it. ;)
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    Well I guess i agree with you but how do you justfy putting in an expensive cooling system when you can simply move the thing? I certaintly wouldn't spend 200 on a damn cooling system if i had this problem. But then agian that is just me. And besides....what about one's slef? HOw do they stay cool?

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    Well what's cheaper? A Prometeia or air-con? Just remember that air-con will cool you as well. Or build ya self a root cellar. :D

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I agree, my room is extreme, but there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. It really isn't an option to move my system to another room, as the others I live with wouldn't appreciate that. It is very hot for me also, but it's what I have. If I had my choice, I'd crank up the air and be done with it, but the rest of the house can be relatively cool, while my room is cooking.

    Oddly enough, Wiggo, I am considering (for fun as much as function) building myself a really nifty underground water cooling system. I once read about (can't find the darn website anymore) a guy who dug a 6 foot hole outside his room, burried his water supply and piped it into his room. Because the water was always at about 25C no matter how hard he worked his processor it always kept it nice and chilly.

    Waddaya think? A worthy project? :thumb:

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    Id say that would be awesome. If you go for it Very good luck, and tell us if ya do it successfully.......dont forgrt to get lots of tubing:laugh:

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