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i was wondering if anyone could tell me the pros and cons of using air conditioning in a pc. I plan on overclocking an intel dual core cpu when I can get my hands on one so I know that I'm gonna need to find a good way to keep it cool.
 

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Well a standard air conditioner can produce some moisture, so using one for a PC would not be smart. PC + Moisture = Bad Idea ;)

Even ones that state they have 'no drip' features or whatnot still produce minimal moisture and condensation.

Look for PC based alternatives designed with PC's and electric components in mind.
 

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Well a simple solution to usina an air conditioner is to put right infront of the case side where you leave the case off and let the cool air breeze over it,very simple and may be very effectuve,try at your own risk.
 

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Razor Blade said:
Well a standard air conditioner can produce some moisture, so using one for a PC would not be smart. PC + Moisture = Bad Idea


Even ones that state they have 'no drip' features or whatnot still produce minimal moisture and condensation.

Look for PC based alternatives designed with PC's and electric components in mind.
I call Ballocks.

Air conditioners are commonly used as dehumidifiers. Yes, they gather the moisture in one place - and they also remove the moisture from their surroundings. All you do is place the AC away from the computer, and route the venting through the box.

Have you considered something like the Antec P180 as an alternative?
 

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Either way stick with PC Components like I said and KillerShots pointed out ;) You don't use a peice of bread for a burger bun so don't use an air conditioner for a PC cooler. :) (Okay bad comparison, but you get the idea)
 

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Why using air conditioner when you can use straight phase-change setup?

I mean go and buy Vapochill LS or make one by yourself. I have 4 phase-change setups and 2 are actually in 24/7 use. Condensation is big problem, but if you are carefull at insulation you should be fine.

Here is my newest project, which im gonna start after summer when i get more time and money.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/jazzi/hardware/jee/
 

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Why using air conditioner when you can use straight phase-change setup?
i think its because not everyone wants to spend the equivalent of 1.5 cpu's worth of money on a cooling solution o_O
 

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KillerShots said:
I call Ballocks.

Air conditioners are commonly used as dehumidifiers. Yes, they gather the moisture in one place - and they also remove the moisture from their surroundings. All you do is place the AC away from the computer, and route the venting through the box.

Have you considered something like the Antec P180 as an alternative?
i would suggest a couple of good air flowing fans and a case with enough from for the air to move around a lot. i would suggest the Antec PlusView 1000 Case. which what i have.

though you can put a house fan on high blowing air into your case, that what i did for temp :lol:
 

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i think its because not everyone wants to spend the equivalent of 1.5 cpu's worth of money on a cooling solution o_O
Huh? oO

To me all of those 4 didn't cost even one 3200+ Venices price :D
Only the Vapochill classic @ R404a was bout 150€, and others i just pulled out from freezers and modded them for my use.

Vapo LS is indeed very expensive, but if you're good with your hands you can even make better unit by building it yourself. Cost is about half or even less if you can use most tools elsewhere.
 
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