PC Outside For Winter?

I wanted to know if I could make a special box that my PC would stay in and leave it outside. This box would be sealed, so water cant enter, and would have filters on it for dust and stuff. What I want to know is if condensation will occur? I know that it occurs when warm air touches something colder, if im correct. So would condensation still occur if I put my PC outside when its around -9.4 C (15 F), when my PC temps are around 65 C (149 F)? FYI, I wont turn off my PC at all.
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  1. 1. Yes, condensation
    2. A sealed box? How do you plan to remove the hot air generated by the components? Seal it up enough to prevent water, and you seal it up enough to prevent air movement.
    3. How do you plan to get power to it, and mouse/keyboard/video in and out?
    4. What leads you to believe this is a good idea?
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  2. andrew51002001 said:
    I wanted to know if I could make a special box that my PC would stay in and leave it outside. This box would be sealed, so water cant enter, and would have filters on it for dust and stuff. What I want to know is if condensation will occur? I know that it occurs when warm air touches something colder, if im correct. So would condensation still occur if I put my PC outside when its around -9.4 C (15 F), when my PC temps are around 65 C (149 F)? FYI, I wont turn off my PC at all.


    That isn't a good idea. Consider me. At times I do things and then I think. When I did what you are talking about(sans the box) my PC was fine. It however wasn't outside. The window was open. It would seem the condensation would happen during temperature changes(which is a constant with PCs) and at power on.

    I recommend leaving your PC where it is. If it needs cooling upgrades that is what I would do instead.
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