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PC cooling methods efficiency measurement, need info

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September 22, 2013 12:46:19 PM

I have a college project about computer cooling, and it requires mandatory Excel chart with geeky numbers and such. I can't find much info about comparing these head on, I think the best way would be list how much watts they will dissipate, but vendors rarely put that info. Can someone elaborate on these please?

Ok, I will use the most effective stuff out there for each method.
Air cooling - Noctua NH-D14 [Max dissipation ?]
Water cooling (mainstream CPU closed loop) - Eisberg 240L [Max dissipation ?]
Water cooling (high-end complete solution, CPU+GPU) - Aquaduct 720 XT Mark V [Max dissipation 1400W]
Peltier [Max dissipation ?] - lost on that one, my guess is more effective than water
Phase change - LD Cooling PC-V2 [Max dissipation 300W?] It does say 300W on the specs, but it will look that phaser is way less effective than w/c. I think it can theoretically do much more, maybe 3000W?
Oil submersion [Max dissipation ?] - dunno much about this one, very custom stuff, hard to calculate dissipation, maybe 2000W? Hardcore Computer used to sell custom PC's with 4-way SLI and top CPU.
Liquid nitrogen, dry ice - this one is not for normal use, and it probably will be over 9000W, heh, no point in including that in the graph.

I know the possibilities and variables are endless, but my idea is to simplify it to sort of car-level logic that anyone can understand, like there's 4-cylinder 180hp (air), V6 300hp (water), V8 and so on. Scientifically precise numbers are not required, just an estimation will do.
September 22, 2013 1:13:09 PM

You'll probably need to contact each company who makes these products for the info if you can't find it yourself. A lot of what you wrote won't have figures as they can be in custom loops. Pelts/TECs, phase change, liquid nitrogen, etc are all usually special stuff that can found in custom loops. I'm also not sure of the point of this if you don't need "precise numbers".
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