Possible alternatives to house getting too hot

Tom M
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I have the possiblity of spinning up a 6 GPU system (3 rtx 3080 ti's and 3 p104-100's).

I have limited electric resources so a window A/C does not seem like it might work.

Blowing hot air out a south facing window doesn't look like it will work because my areas summer prevailing winds are out of the south.

I was wondering if a well ventilated outdoor micro shed would be a choice?

I understand this would involve remote operations and the system could still get too hot. But the residence would be cooler.

Another option would be to simply shutdown that system when the house interior was getting too hot.

Ideas/Comments?

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Tom, can you put up an

Tom, can you put up an outdoor micro shed on your lot?  If you did, you possibly would need to have just a single computer inside your residence to be able to manipulate the computers out in the micro shed and monitor what goes on.  I'm just sayin'.....

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GWGeorge007 wrote: Tom, can

GWGeorge007 wrote:

Tom, can you put up an outdoor micro shed on your lot?  If you did, you possibly would need to have just a single computer inside your residence to be able to manipulate the computers out in the micro shed and monitor what goes on.  I'm just sayin'.....

The LL allows sheds on our lots but not clotheslines and outdoor pet shelters.  I am presuming they are sensitive to eye sores and to pet noise....

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Would the electricity needed

Would the electricity needed to power your computers be from the same power supply to your home?

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Tom M
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GWGeorge007 wrote: Would the

GWGeorge007 wrote:

Would the electricity needed to power your computers be from the same power supply to your home?

Yes. There would be no gain there. Just a redistribution of where the heat is.

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Ian&Steve C.
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big box fans set in the

big box fans set in the window to pull the hot air out.

or shut down systems if you can't manage the heat.

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You could consider a portable

You could consider a portable air conditioner.  I have a box fan in the hallway blowing into my "computer room."  If all else fails, you could give me a friendly deal on an RTX 3080 Ti.  :-)

Edit: I had a mining rig running five dual GPU graphics cards (Radeon HD 7990).  The rig pulled about 1700 Watts.  I put it near the return air vent, ran the circulating fan continuously, and avoided having a hot spot in the house.

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Tom M wrote: I have the

Tom M wrote:

I have the possiblity of spinning up a 6 GPU system (3 rtx 3080 ti's and 3 p104-100's).

I have limited electric resources so a window A/C does not seem like it might work.

Blowing hot air out a south facing window doesn't look like it will work because my areas summer prevailing winds are out of the south.

I was wondering if a well ventilated outdoor micro shed would be a choice?

I understand this would involve remote operations and the system could still get too hot. But the residence would be cooler.

Another option would be to simply shutdown that system when the house interior was getting too hot.

Ideas/Comments? 

Can you "zone" your current a/c system and move all but one of your pc's to one room that then has it's own thermostat? That would probably be alot cheaper than building/buying a shed insulating it and then running power to it including a panel and outlets, then running internet wires out there and then putting up security cameras in case someone decides they want your stuff, running the security cameras to it's own hard drive etc etc etc.

Tom M
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Thank you for the

Thank you for the ideas.

Since I now know my prevailing wind during the summer is is out of the south. I can't use a south facing window inside my house.

.So if I get a table to fit the only usable north window and put the 5-6 GPU rig on it with a box fan blowing the heat off the mining frame and out the window?

I would not have to move as much stuff around.

The only issues I can see are funneling the air out the window for more efficient heat removal. And managing the system without an attached keyboard/video/mouse.

That might actually be doable.

Of course shutting down the that system when it is hot is "do-able" too.

:)

 

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Keith Myers
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You can't move heat without

You can't move heat without airflow.  Egress = ingress.  For your heat removal on the north window to work, you have to have the same amount of air entering somewhere.

But if the air outside is hot, defeats the purposes of keeping the house cool.  Best scenario would be to pull air in from a cool basement window cracked open to provide for the air volume exiting via the box fan window.

 

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Tom lives in a trailer

Tom lives in a trailer home...  no basement.

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