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Do you use your PC to give extra heat in your room during cold weather?

#1Trance_FanPosted 10/8/2013 8:07:09 AM
it's that time of year again for most people - Results (80 votes)
Yes, it's cooking eggs and it's nice
53.75% (43 votes)
43
No, i turn my pc off at night or when it's not in use
46.25% (37 votes)
37
This poll is now closed.
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i think it's nice
#2Trance_Fan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 8:07:54 AM
my idle temps are pretty low but my build gives me that extra heat i need (so nice)
this is when you crank up the quad sli (IMO)
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i think it's nice
#3El_ZaggyPosted 10/8/2013 8:10:45 AM
My pc is somewhat very cool even when its stressed a lot. I guess that windforce vents on my gfx card are ugly but damn useful
#4Flaktrooper123Posted 10/8/2013 8:15:19 AM
No, I am in tropical region, without my aircon, the air would be 28-35 already. Unless I am downloading updates, I always switch it off when I am done.
#5NicodimusPosted 10/8/2013 8:19:52 AM
I doubt it would even move the temperature one degree. My bedroom is 18 x 18 with a 10-foot ceiling. There is way too much chilly air for the slightly-above-lukewarm PC exhaust to make a dent in it.
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#6SinisterSlayPosted 10/8/2013 8:21:47 AM
Yes, hugely, especially when gaming.


A little less now though that I got rid of my CRT monitor.

But my 9600gt runs at 85C and my AMD 4800 runs at 60C. That plus the power supply means its pumping out a lot of heat.

My previous house actually had a black spot on the wall behind the tower from all the heat.
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#7Kokuei05Posted 10/8/2013 8:24:55 AM
No. I have a small portable heater if I feel cold. My PC runs hot but even with my door closed; it doesn't produce enough heat to warm up the room. We'll see after I replace the windows of my room if that was a factor.
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#8Digital StormPosted 10/8/2013 8:27:42 AM
My computer has no impact on the temps in my house, both my furnace and AC units run perfectly and the house is well insulated to above code. We'll see if there's a change after I move to geothermal but I doubt it.
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#9Killah PriestPosted 10/8/2013 8:31:50 AM
I have a small portable heater but I trip the breaker so I can't really use it... I wish I could use it right now.

you must have a really tiny room or a poorly constructed machine if you can use it to heat your room.

I have 2 going in here right now and it doesn't change the temps one bit.
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#10Cobra152004Posted 10/8/2013 8:43:04 AM
I run World Community Grid on my Q9550 and GT240 and Milkyway @Home on my 4850 for extra heat during the winter. An extra ~480 watts from the wall can't hurt, considering that they would be going into an electric heater and doing nothing for science anyway.