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How do you minimise the heat generated by a gaming rig?

OttoVonBismarck
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So i'm aware that it doesn't matter how great you make your PC's cooling setup, all it does is cool the parts and push that generated heat out into the room. Summer in Australia is coming up and the temperatures here can be absolutely brutal at times - which is really bad in my PC room where it doesn't take long under load at all to begin heating the room

 

How do i make it less miserable to put up with a rig pumping heat into the room on a 40 degree day?

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Dont game as much.

lock your frame rate can decrease GPU load and thus heat

turn of PC when not in use

buy more power efficent components (IE of you are using a Radeon 295X2 get something more modern)

get an air conditioner.

 

You can try undervolting, and or underclocking, your mileage may vary.

 

Or go the linus route and put PC in another room.

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To make things run efficiently

 

undervolt

no overclocking

AMD graphics cards even need an underclock

drop the graphics settings as low as possible

cap the frame rate

use new parts

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Get a 75ft HDMI cable with wireless peripherals and put your PC in another room.

 

or...

4 minutes ago, Snipergod87 said:

get an air conditioner.

 

~Air Cooling Advocate~

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