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PC fans making air very muggy and hard to breathe

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I'm using a Corsair H100i V2 watercooler to cool my CPU and only have one other 120mm PC case fan to cool the rest of the system.

 

After around 45 minutes of heavy use, the air in my room becomes very hot and horrible and makes it feel hard to breathe.

 

I know this is a fairly silly question to ask as it seems quite obvious that it'll happen with any solution involving fans - but is there any form of cooling I could use that wouldn't leave me in this situation?

 

Unfortunately I cannot open my windows nor keep the door open, so this room turns into a sauna fairly quickly.

 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Doesn't matter how you cool your PC, the heat will have to be transported somewhere and that somewhere will always be your room, unless you get very creative and throw a bunch of money at the problem.

 

Do you know if the actual heat is the problem or if it's the quality of the air? Because if it's just bad air, then you can combat that with air-filters.

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Not really. The thing is that x watts of heat are being generated by your components. That heat will make its way into your room, regardless of the method you use to transfer it away from the component. The only thing you can do it attempt to reduce the heat output of your components in some method, such as undervolting or adjusting power limits down.


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All cooling methods involve removing heat from a PC and dumping it into the surrounding area. Unless you get very long water pipes and move the heat to a different room, you're out of luck.


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Just now, Senzelian said:

Doesn't matter how you cool your PC, the heat will have to be transported somewhere and that somewhere will always be your room, unless you get very creative and throw a bunch of money at the problem.

 

Do you know if the actual heat is the problem or if it's the quality of the air? Because if it's just bad air, then you can combat that with air-filters.

Honestly I'm not too sure, all I know is that the air is fine until it's been on for a while. It's a fairly beefy rig so it gets really hot really quickly, but yeah everything is completely fine if it's been a few hours since the PC was in use!

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2 minutes ago, sazrocks said:

Not really. The thing is that x watts of heat are being generated by your components. That heat will make its way into your room, regardless of the method you use to transfer it away from the component. The only thing you can do it attempt to reduce the heat output of your components in some method, such as undervolting or adjusting power limits down.

I've undervolted my CPU as much as I could - I'm on a Ryzen 9 3900X at 4GHz on all cores @ 1.175v with a GTX 1080 founder's edition that I haven't touched the voltage of, but overclocked it to it's maximum potential without changing voltage. Perhaps I should underclock both CPU and GPU?

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1 minute ago, Bruh_Gaming said:

Honestly I'm not too sure, all I know is that the air is fine until it's been on for a while. It's a fairly beefy rig so it gets really hot really quickly, but yeah everything is completely fine if it's been a few hours since the PC was in use!

It might be that you have an allergic reaction to whatever is happening to the air when the PC is in use.

I've seen this happen before and also felt it before, but not to the extend that I would bother me too much.

 

I can't really tell you what's causing it tho. I'm obviously not a doctor. ? 

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Not sure why the air would be "muggy". Unless some other factor is contributing here, the air coming out of your PC should be bone dry. After a long ass gaming session your room should be feel like a typical sunny day in Las Vegas. My recommendation? Get a small Vornado fan and point it straight at yourself at full blast.


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I can say that your PC is not the main issue. Fans are just circulating air. They don't add or take anything.

 

Unlike yourself. You are breathing and so using oxygen and producing carbon dioxide. If air inside the room doesn't get more oxygen to replace what you are using, air will get "muggy" and harder to breathe. Solutions: Open window, door or get another active way to circulate more oxygen in.


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Maybe put some louver on your door/window. It will help recirculate air from your room without actually opening the door/window.

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Well, only way I can understand this is that there is a heat and humidity problem here. Maybe even dust that gets circulated more with active fans.

 

Buy a basic digital temperature and humidity monitor and monitor the room conditions. Computer will heat up the room which will bring comfort down. And so will low or too high humidity. Ideal humidity range is between 40% and 60% for living quarters. Above this and it might feel like sauna, below this and it might feel dry and irritating.

 

If room is small, heat from coputer can cause body to release more water as well as with breathing itself which might increase humidity to uncomfortable levels.

 

If humidity is too high, there are dehumidifiers, chemical or electrical. If air is dry, there are also humidifiers. If temperature is the problem, only way to solve it is either recirculating air from elsewhere or using AC. Which will be a problem if you can't mount it anywhere to circulate air through it (usually exhausting hot air which is a side product of cooling with AC).

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1 hour ago, RejZoR said:

there are dehumidifiers

i feel like this might be your best option, but running a pc in an enclosed room is never a good idea 

i can barely run my laptop in my room with windows closed without it becoming a sauna


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On 9/28/2019 at 3:44 PM, elqiaka said:

Maybe put some louver on your door/window. It will help recirculate air from your room without actually opening the door/window.

Speaking of doors, what would you guys suggest as a decent way to block off the top/bottom of a door to avoid sound leaking out?

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6 hours ago, Bruh_Gaming said:

Speaking of doors, what would you guys suggest as a decent way to block off the top/bottom of a door to avoid sound leaking out?

You really don't want solution to your air quality issue? You actually ask how to make it worse?


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14 hours ago, Bruh_Gaming said:

Speaking of doors, what would you guys suggest as a decent way to block off the top/bottom of a door to avoid sound leaking out?

whats the reason to keep sound form escaping? if your using speakers uses headphones instead. and why cant a window be opened?

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6 hours ago, thrasher_565 said:

whats the reason to keep sound form escaping? if your using speakers uses headphones instead. and why cant a window be opened?

Due to streaming - although I rarely shout/scream, I swear a lot - and the neighbours are outside most of the time, so having the windows open would likely get numerous complaints. For the door though, that's just to be respectful to others in the building.

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4 hours ago, Bruh_Gaming said:

Due to streaming - although I rarely shout/scream, I swear a lot - and the neighbours are outside most of the time, so having the windows open would likely get numerous complaints. For the door though, that's just to be respectful to others in the building.

Blanket will block enough. It will also make air less likely to move. Just open window. Unless you are streaming in the middle of the night, I doubt you will get that much of complaining.

 

Or you can start looking for renting soundproof box with AC.


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9 hours ago, Bruh_Gaming said:

Due to streaming - although I rarely shout/scream, I swear a lot - and the neighbours are outside most of the time, so having the windows open would likely get numerous complaints. For the door though, that's just to be respectful to others in the building.

by law your not allowed to block the bottom of the door for fire reasons. but hanging a blanket might work. adding a ac in the window would help you can sound proof that too.

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