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I thought people were joking about this...computer = space heater

On 3/24/2017 at 11:21 AM, corevo said:

Welp I thought that people were joking when they equated computer parts to being space heaters, but nope...totally accurate. I just built my first desktop pc with an RX 480 and an i7 7700. My room is noticeably warmer than the rest of the house when I keep the door shut, probably at least 5 degrees warmer. Just something I'll have to get used to I suppose. Do other people have this same issue too?

I remember back in the days of my Athlon XP Machine it used to keep my room warm in the Winter months. Like I would turn the heating vent off to my room and just use my computer. In the summer time it was hell, pure hell. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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The top of the line model of these G5 PowerMacs were literally space heaters.

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i remember a few years ago when my old school had an IT upgrade (ivybridge i3's, and  just after haswell came out) the temp came down that much in the IT dept the heating was turned on for the first time in over 20 years, had to get a wrench just to open the valve on the radiator.

1930s art deco building in Scotland with near enough an entire wall of glass, even in winter those were the warmest rooms in the school before that upgrade

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I installed a separate AC unit just for my office but I plan on cutting a hole in my wall to exhaust the heat from my desktop to either outside or my garage because the summer will be brutal.

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It's hot where I live year round. My office is around 85 degrees when the AC isn't on. When my computer is off my office is only 64 degrees.

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On 3/24/2017 at 11:30 AM, UMxMarky94 said:

naw most people just open a door or window =P 

A world without walls needs no windows

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39 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

A world without walls needs no windows

but you would lack a roof

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On 24. März 2017 at 4:29 PM, corevo said:

lol yeah of course, but having poor circulation > being social with roommates.

Does the stock cooler make any difference compared to an aftermarket cooler? Either way the cpu is producing the heat and the cooler is dispelling it into the air with heatsinks/fans

It does make a difference, since the stock cooler has to spin at faster fan speeds to cool your cpu, the faster the fan, the more power you use, some of that power gets turned into heat. But the stock coolers fan is smaller than most aftermarket ones, the bigger the fan, the heavier it is, the more power you need, either way, it makes a difference. Even if it is minimal. But hey, every little bit matters right?

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2 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

One thing: Pentium 4 Prescott!

Try a Northwood based laptop....with the top of the line P4 HT 3.2GHz.

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Just now, Dabombinable said:

Try a Northwood based laptop....with the top of the line P4 HT 3.2GHz.

Prescotts were hotter, hence the nickname "Presshott"

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On 3/24/2017 at 9:31 AM, Chevy_Monsenhor said:

I can't complain about my current machine, but back when i had my all AMD system (A10 6790k + R9 280), it would sit next to my leg and even despite the fact that the card had a custom 3 slot cooler and the CPU was watercooled, it would wildly heat up my right leg, to the point it felt like a real heater.

I keep seeing this examples: Do you realize that the better your cooling is the hotter your room will get if you overclock? That's what the coolers are supposed to do which is take heat away from the components. Well that heat has to go somewhere and the more heat it gets transferred the more warmth you'll feel.

 

Also the energy depends entirely and solely on the components and not the cooling solutions. Different cooling solutions means that you have different capacities for more heat but guess what? A custom water loop system will generate as much heat in your room as an intel stock cooler and a blower gpu if you do not modify the voltage values (as in when you overclock) It would just take longer for the water cooling system to warm up but once it does is as hot as the air cooled rig.

 

It's like some of you never had a decent Chemistry or Physics class in high school yesh.

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Just now, Jamiec1130 said:

Prescotts were hotter, hence the nickname "Presshott"

My P4 540J ran cooler than it....as did my P4 630.

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Ive never had the issue of my PC heating up my room, although my room is also significantly colder than the rest of the house which doesnt help

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Being in the pit of hot misery that is Southern California, my room easily reaches 95+ degrees during the daytime in summer. If I don't use my computer, maybe 10 degrees less.

 

Being a university student with a part-time job, running A/C really hits you hard with your electric bill, so my roommates and I don't use it much. Box fans and wet rags do the job in a pinch.

 

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I don't see how this is shocking...computer components generate heat, a closed door prevents circulation...

 

 

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