Will going from a small radiator cooling system upgrade to a biger longer radiator help with keeping the pc + room cool when the room is 85F?
I’m looking to build a new pc for gaming but my room is usually in the mid 80’s in the days of summer and around 70-80F in the winter unless we get 2 days of below 74F outside but I can keep it whatever temperature I need it durring the afternoons/nights. I’m planning to build a ryzen 2700 rig and would like to know if watercoolong is even the way to go or to get an air cooler and will a larger radiator help keep the cpu and my room not unbearably hot? I also worry that if it’s a closed loop system cooler, will or how fast will the water evaporate. My budget for the cooler is not too low but not too high either at $75-$120 at the most with maybe an extra $10 if its worth it. Or are there any cheap solotion that do not require an expensive for me A/C system that i can use? Hopefully I am not forced to use the pc only in the afternoons becausethe base temperature of my room is so high and will only increase with the pc actually on. I have looked into fans to get better airflow in the room but even the air from outside is warm and adds more dust to block air in the system. Would a good cheap fan system in the room at least try keeping it the temp lower as its trying to keep the room a base temp?
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- $75-$120?? to upgrade an AC? You mentioned your radiator, which unless it has cold water running through it in the summer, has got nothing to do with it, not sure you could even get one for that type of money.
Do you have access to ice? Free ice? That is about the only way I can think of to cool down your room for what you are talking about. Ice in a bucket with air flowing over it into your room. Have to refill it every day as well as have it positioned properly with the proper air flow and such.
You could also get a couple of old car radiators, burying one, have a cheap circulation pump, a fan blowing over the other in your room.00
- A better CPU cooler keeps the CPU cooler. It has little affect on the PC as a whole, and no effect on the room temperature.
All electricity used by the PC turns to heat and the heat ends up in the room. Intel cpus and NVidia graphics cards are more energy efficient, and the power supply efficiency in AC to DC is a factor in electricity use and heat.
A PC should be designed and built on a total budget, and not a budget by component.
The graphics card is a much higher factor in gaming performance than anything else.
Intel cpus game better than AMD CPUs.
Fewer cores and threads with the same total performance is better in gaming, and sometimes adding CPU cores and threads does nothing and a cheaper CPU is almost the same gaming performance if ot recording at the same time.
The size of the CPU cooler is a general factor, but test measures are even more important
Water coolers cool the CPU faster on surge, but air coolers are more cost efficient to their performance.
CPU+Motherboard combined cost is a better compare than either individually, since core logic chipset may be priced to absorb CPU cost. Motherboard factors are reliability, multi-gpu support, SATA and M.2 sockets, Audio, ethernet, lighting appearance, cpu cooler support
SSDs are cheaper and more important than in the past.
Parts for a new build are best bought at the same time unless finding a great sale.
Your country and total budget and what the budget includes (such as software incl Windows, base pc, wireless needs, monitor, headphones or headset, keyboard, mouse, amplified speakers, etc)10
- I would suggest a Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 premium-grade 140mm dual tower CPU cooler for AMD AM4 And as many case fans as you can mount. My room gets to 90 degrees in the summer and I am able to keep my i7 4790k and gtx 1070 under thermal limits gaming. The real factor is the amount of air you can get moving through your case and cooler. This does of course dump heat into your room so no help there. I have four Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Black) as my fans and a fan controller to adjust the speed between gaming and surfing the web.00
Heat is Heat and it has to go somewhere. If you buy a more efficient cooler then all it's going to do is transfer the heat away from the CPU/GPU quicker. Yeah, it will make your CPU cooler but your room is still going to be as hot as it would be with a less efficient cooler. In fact, the heat buildup inside your case could become worse because if the airflow in the case isn't right, then heat has a tendency to compound it's self.
I had the same challenge with one user who had a PC in an upstairs room and she would use the PC when it was 90f outside and inside the room. The first thing to look at is the airflow in the case. You're going to want a larger case that allows you to set up Intake fans in the front and exhaust fans at the rear and top. 140mm fans have an inherent advantage over 120mm fans because they can push more cubic feet of air a minute. Even with a modest overclock to a Core i7-2600k while using a GTX 590, that system lasted for years. The GTX 590 finally died, but the early version of the GTX 590 which I had was known to be a problematic card. Most of those card would make it 3 years but the one I used lasted 5 years.
It would help to look at more efficient hardware as well. I think it would be useful to go with a 240mm or 280mm CPU cooler then get a Graphics card with a AIO cooler as well. Using AIO cooler to transfer heat along with setting up great airflow in your case will make temps bearable for the system when it's 80f outside. The function of the AIO cooler is the water moves the heat to the radiator, and then it's expelled through the fans. These are more efficient at moving the heat out of the case compared to a card with a Blower cooler.
An AIO system is sealed, but yes the do slowly evaporate over a very long period of time. I had a Corsair H70 that I bought in late 2010 and I finally took it out of service in mid 2017, and it was still running. Then I had another H80 that I bought in mid 2012 and I took that out of service in 2017 as well but that H80 was subjected to almost continuous use. I lost the mounting hardware to the H80 so my assistant and I decided to cut the hose and we found the liquid mixture had Glycol in it, which is basically Anti-Freeze like Xerex or Prestone.
If you wait until there is a sale, You can find a 240mm AIO cooler for $90 and a 280mm for $110. I bought the EVGA clc280 a few weeks ago for $109.99. If you have amazon Prime, then you can wait until Prime Day. Last year I bought the Corsair H100i v2 for $85 on Prime Day. There are also good deals on monitors and SSD's on Prime Day.00
- no matter what cooler you choose, it won't help the temp of the room as others have said. but a normal aio cooler will be fine no matter the temp of the room. sure it'll be a warmer CPU than in a cold room. but it won't come close to over heating and will cope better than am air cooler. plenty of people game in hot climates without their pc melting!00
- The thing to remember is that a computer cooling system only does one thing, it removes heat from the pc and vents it into the room, either by a fan exhaust or radiator in the case of liquid cooling. The heat is not "destroyed", only moved from one place to another. Now, this may be sufficient by moving heat from a concentrated place inside your pc to dilute in the general atmosphere of the room. Or may not, seeing the machine is drawing air from the room anyway. The only guaranteed way to cool things down is to have aircon for the room, removing heat and dumping it outside. That's why business and industrial computer rooms are fiercely airconditioned, the system removing excess heat and moisture and disposing of it outside the building.
Room fans won't help, except to make you feel more comfortable. They don't cool the air, just move it around.10
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