Worried about heat

MAGICMAGIC Doot DootFurniture City, Michigan
edited June 2006 in Community
I know theres a few people comming with overclocked rigs and my problem is my room is a cool 65 degrees and i dont know how its gunna handle jumping to 85+ degrees. I remember discussion about a optional cooling unit for the tent last year and if the current heat trend continues i think it might be something to look into. if it costs an extra 5-10 bucks i would be willing to dish it out. We'll see how it looks when its within weather forcast range. Just a thought.
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  • edited May 2006
    I think last year it was deemed unaffordable. Something like double the cost, IIRC. We may have to back down our OCs. :(
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited May 2006
    It is exhorbitant to AC the tent - $2000 + a 24/7 diesel generator in the yard. No go.

    I did see a big ass drum fan at home depot yesterday for $159. It was crazy, maybe 36" or even bigger. Something like that on one side of the tent might be a good thing...
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska
    edited May 2006
    Have you seen those cooler-sprinkler pipes with hundreds of almost micro-sized holes? They spray an ultra fine mist that cools the air for quite a sizable radius around them but won't get you wet unless you stand right next to them.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited May 2006
    yah i see, thats too much. fan would be nice. look at a equiptment rental place they might have a industrial fan for cheap. i just hope we get a nice cool weekend.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
    edited June 2006
    I think if a few local guys can bring a few fans to put in each corner we could be good. I mean Kmart, Walmart all sell the rotary fans on stands for about $12.99 I think 4 of those would work better... keep the air moving around the entire tent :)

    13.00 x 4 = 52.00 plus tax thats sounds better than 159.00 for something that will blow the tent away.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
    edited June 2006
    I tired to find the fans I was talking about online, and the best i could find was these. But I know for a fact both Walmart and Kmart or stores liek them all have fans liek the ones below for pretty cheap. I bought 4 of the 12.99 fans for my house, they work like champs....

    These are the onyl ones I could find online at there stores...

    http://www.kmart.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=156965&Ne=467&pCategoryId=467&Ns=PRODUCT_IMAGE_FLAG%7c%7cPRODUCT_MINPRICE%7c0&N=854&Nty=1&categoryId=854&sfp=051406_HfH_Fans%22&gpCategoryId=466
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4634162
    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?pid=03286251000&vertical=HSWR&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

    I mean I think the most iit should cost is 2.25 per person if they want to stay cool :) or maybe a few guys will be nice enought to bring one :)
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited June 2006
    I have a 12" table fan which I intend to bring.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
    edited June 2006
    Anyone else near buy that can bring a fan or pick one up for $13 I know I would chip in for cooling power in the tent of DOOM!

    From the months pre forecasts it looks like somewhere in the 80's for highs, I am going to have to buy a few pairs of Basketball shorts, Cumffy and they let the family breathe :)
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited June 2006
    Every year I bring my mighty micro fan... works great.... for me :D Again, I'll bring it. Oh, don't forget the Corn Starch!!! ;D
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1
    edited June 2006
    What heat?! I nearly froze my ass off the last 2 times. ;D
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited June 2006
    Black Hawk wrote:
    What heat?! I nearly froze my ass off the last 2 times. ;D
    I can truthfully say that the lowest temps I've ever seen on MBM5 came about 4:00am at last years LAN. I tried to beat it this Winter by opening the window (three feet away from the computer), but wimped out after a few minutes.

    Weather in the Great Lakes region is a crapshoot. The only thing safe to assume is that it will be interesting. :p
  • MountainDewMountainDew Kentwood, MI
    edited June 2006
    this is like a last resort type thing, but its real cheap and reportedly effective

    http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/%7Egmilburn/ac/geoff_ac.html
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska
    edited June 2006
    What heat?! I nearly froze my ass off the last 2 times.
    BH, last week we had an early warm spell. It got up to about 73-74*F. I didn't break out in a sweat, but was glad when the temperature dropped this week a few degrees.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited June 2006
    this is like a last resort type thing, but its real cheap and reportedly effective

    http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/%7Egmilburn/ac/geoff_ac.html

    and thats what we're doing
    i have my ehiem pump we should work something out.,
  • oCoMiKoCoMiK Oswego, IL
    edited June 2006
    QCH2002 wrote:
    Every year I bring my mighty micro fan... works great.... for me :D Again, I'll bring it. Oh, don't forget the Corn Starch!!! ;D

    How bout a link so maybe some other folks can pick one up...

    BTW what aren't you bringing? Am I going to need to remove ALL of the seats from the van? :D
  • edited June 2006
    Here's a link. Or did you want one for the micro fan?
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited June 2006
    What is with this fascination some people have for corn starch? :wtf:
  • edited June 2006
    Try it - you'll like it!
  • oCoMiKoCoMiK Oswego, IL
    edited June 2006
    GHoosdum wrote:
    Here's a link. Or did you want one for the micro fan?

    That would be the micro fan? My balls are just fine, thx :)

    Sweet seeing you folks using one of the original merry pranksters remedies.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
    edited June 2006
    Dude it is 99 Degrees here right now.... 74-75 is relaxing beach weather...

    Nothing is to cold For Sledgehammer70 :) well maybe some like -temps , I use to go skiing in 18-24 degree weather in a tshirt and snow pants... woot! I love snow! But I hate HEAT! Hate it :) I guess I will pray for comfortable weather.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited June 2006
    The micro turo fan... I bought it at OfficeMax during the first LAN. Small and VERY strong.

    As for the VAN Seats.... Uh... I figure 4 storage boxes, two PCs, one LCD, A case of t-shirts...
  • oCoMiKoCoMiK Oswego, IL
    edited June 2006
    QCH2002 wrote:
    The micro turo fan... I bought it at OfficeMax during the first LAN. Small and VERY strong.

    As for the VAN Seats.... Uh... I figure 4 storage boxes, two PCs, one LCD, A case of t-shirts...

    You might want to look to consolidate your storage boxes... Remember I'll need to bring along a few items as well. :)
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    edited June 2006
    If someone can find 800 cubic feet of aluminum; 28,800 2in fans; and 115,200tiny fan screws, we could make a heatsink to mount on top of the tent!
  • TheLostSwedeTheLostSwede Trondheim, Norway
    edited June 2006
    I have a feeling we will empty the shelves of fans at the nearest Home Depot or something like that. In Celcius, what temps can i expect in the tent?
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited June 2006
    I'd say at the very maximum it will be 30c

    More likely it will be around 27c
  • TheLostSwedeTheLostSwede Trondheim, Norway
    edited June 2006
    We definitely need fans. It's about 23-24 here in the room and i can hardly stand it. 27 ambient without windpuffs is sweating hot. We need to shop when i get there. A few games, assload of fans, beer and i need a good mouse as well.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
    edited June 2006
    MackanzOCZ if you want a Logitech G5 I have one that is all yours.... :)
    Also Prime when you chart a route to pick me up at the airport lets make sure to chart around a walmart or target or something like it for a few fans :) The cool thing is most people will leave the fans at primes for next year :) lol! prime will have fans for every room and hall in his casa....

    Weather Forcast!

    Thur - High 87 - Low 66, Partly Cloudy - Max. Humidity: 59%
    Fri - High 84 - Low 65, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 52%
    Sat - High 78 - Low 63, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 46%
    Sun - High 78 - Low 61, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 47%
    Mon -High 80 - Low 64, Mostly Sunny - Max. Humidity: 52%
  • TheLostSwedeTheLostSwede Trondheim, Norway
    edited June 2006
    A G5 would be wonders if i could borrow or buy from you.
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1
    edited June 2006
    Weather Forcast!

    Thur - High 87 - Low 66, Partly Cloudy - Max. Humidity: 59%
    Fri - High 84 - Low 65, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 52%
    Sat - High 78 - Low 63, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 46%
    Sun - High 78 - Low 61, with Isolated T-Storms - Max. Humidity: 47%
    Mon -High 80 - Low 64, Mostly Sunny - Max. Humidity: 52%
    I'm gonna need to bring a winter jacket or something. :eek3: ;D
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited June 2006
    Black Hawk wrote:
    I'm gonna need to bring a winter jacket or something. :eek3: ;D
    In Chicago.... 78 is chilly for this time of year. :D
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