Optimal temperatures for my pc.

NeatQuotes

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I was wondering what the lowest temps are for my computer. This is the computer i have http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-2tb-hard-drive-120gb-solid-state-drive-white/4513605.p?id=1219756371239&skuId=4513605. I have added a fan to the 4 in it already and my temps sit at 25C for cpu and 35-40c for gpu both idle. Can i add more fans and get them both colder without damaging the hardware?
 

Robert Cook

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temps always spike when you open something. how large are these spikes? If you want to cool below ambient, then condensation becomes an issue. that requires TECs or in extreme cases Refrigerants or even Liquid nitrogen. that gets pricey really fast. PCs have nothing against being cold ( until they get to around -170C or so and then some lock up) but the condensation will kill them if it is not protected against with tons of insulation.
 

NeatQuotes

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The temps in my room i say are about 80F degrees daily. But i also live in Florida so it will eventually get a lot worse
 

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But what happens if i do wanna make it colder would it damage the stuff in my pc anyway? Also i have another question. Whenever i open a new tab my cpu and motherboard temps shoot up then go back down is that normal? Thanks for the quick reponses
 

Robert Cook

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temps always spike when you open something. how large are these spikes? If you want to cool below ambient, then condensation becomes an issue. that requires TECs or in extreme cases Refrigerants or even Liquid nitrogen. that gets pricey really fast. PCs have nothing against being cold ( until they get to around -170C or so and then some lock up) but the condensation will kill them if it is not protected against with tons of insulation.
 

NeatQuotes

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The spikes go up like to about 30-40 for both and go back down really quick. Also if i did put in more fans how would i check for condensation in my case?
 

Robert Cook

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oh well more fans will never get you below ambient, they just help you approach it. the heat sinks works by transferring its thermal energy from the heat sink into the air flowing over it. Heat energy travels only from higher to lower, so any method in which the air is providing the cooling can only cool to near the same temp as the air.
 

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