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|System Name||Main PC|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5950X|
|Motherboard||ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)|
|Cooling||EKWB X570 VIII Hero Monoblock, 2x XD5 pump/res, Heatkiller IV SB block for chipset|
|Memory||4x16GB 3200-14-14-14-34 G.Skill Trident RGB (OC: 3600-14-14-14-28)|
|Video Card(s)||ASUS RTX 3070 TUF OC|
|Storage||Corsair Force LE SSD 500GB, Fusion IoDrive 2 1TB, Huawei HSSD 2TB, 11TB on server used for steam|
|Display(s)||1x Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 75Hz, 1x BENQ XL2411Z 1920x1080 100Hz, 1x Acer XB1 xb271hu 2560x1440 144Hz|
|Audio Device(s)||Sennheiser HD599, Blue Yeti|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM1000i|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 Lightspeed|
|Keyboard||Corsair Strafe RGB MK2|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 2004|
Yes, it's interesting if there are, somewhere, data-centre rooms just outside cooled directly by the Earth's atmosphere. Say Norway or southern Chile, Argentina, or somewhere high in Switzerland.
All the electricity cost for ventilation will be virtually zero.
I actually work in a data centre in Northern Norway. The problem with this solution is that it can't be done permanently. Unless you go way, way, way north (or south, I suppose), you still have a reasonably hot summertime and the environmental cooling would therefore only work during 3/4ths of the year. So the solution is to either have downtime for 3 months (not going to happen) or go with traditional cooling (you can't swap cooling methods every year, too much work and too much downtime). For us; most of our servers use a watercooling system that feeds cold water from a local spring, which is then heated up by the servers, and that hot water is then used to warm the air inside the buildings, and the water we use. This way we reduce costs for heating both the buildings themselves and the water we use for coffee and such. It's also essentially free cooling as water is virtually free here, there's only the initial piping and such that costs, there's no bill after that. For the rest of the servers, we use traditional high-airflow server fans, so ventilation still costs a non-zero amount.