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kyle_L May 28, 2009 07:35 PM

air conditioner and water cooling.
would i be safe to run my radiators infront of a air conditioner or can i run the hole computer in front of the air conditioner with the side off. its starting to get warm out and im getting close to 60c load.

MpG May 28, 2009 07:43 PM

If you're going to do that, I'd suggest hitting the entire computer with the cooled air, to minimize any chances of condensation inside. Otherwise, you might manage to make your liquid system cooler than the air inside the case.

Mattu May 28, 2009 07:46 PM

just stick your computer in a fridge/freezer

MpG May 28, 2009 07:48 PM

You'd burn out the fridge/freezer compressor in no time - they're designed for lower heat loads, and for periodic duty cycles.

Mattu May 28, 2009 07:52 PM

lol i was kidding...

As for the air conditioner, I would play it safe and blow air just on the radiators - condensation sucks

MpG May 28, 2009 08:03 PM

The problem with that approach is that if the A/C is doing a good job, the liquid inside the cooling system could actually wind up colder than the air inside the case. Which could (possibly) lead to condensation forming on the tubes (and blocks, even). The odds are pretty low, but better safe than sorry. If you let the cold air go inside the case as well, that will prevent the problem entirely. And the rest of your system gets a little extra cooling in the bargain.

kyle_L May 28, 2009 08:29 PM

thanks for the input guys. when i get all moved into my new place i will set it all up so it cools the hole computer. great that means cutting up another case.

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