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Thermoelectric - What do you guys think of this

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June 10, 2007 2:13:16 AM

Hey,
I am looking into getting watercooling for my system and have come across this:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Swiftech-H20-220-T-Thermoelectri...

Can I get some opinions on thermoelectric cooling and this device in particular.
I have no idea what is the go with this and if it will be good enough for a high overclock on an e6420.

Thanks

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June 10, 2007 4:16:25 AM

I have been using the LGA 775 version of that TEC cooler for just over 2 years now and it has performed admirably. I O'clock moderately and have never seen my temps rise above 0 degrees celsius. Be mindful, however, that the particular setup is strictly for the CPU TEC and you should ad no more waterblocks (i.e. GPU, NB, HDD, etc.) or you will degrade the cooling loops ability to get rid of the tremendous heat created by the TEC module.

If you wish to cool other components in your system then you would need to add additional (and seperate) rads. For example, in my sig you will see that I have 2 TEC waterblocks, one for my CPU and one for my GPU. To compensate for the tremendous heat load I am using two dual 120mm rads (each with four 120mm fans in a "push-pull" setup). Even if you just added a simple GPU waterblock, you would need to add a second rad.

The TEC module for the kit you are looking at is a 226watt monster, quite capable of handling a very decent O'clock.
June 10, 2007 4:24:26 AM

Hey,
Can I find out your cpu, voltage and overclock frequency so I can compare its wattage consumption to my expected 160watt :S overclock usage. :) 

Thanks
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June 10, 2007 4:41:41 AM

Right now I am just doing some lite O'clocking on a C2D 6400 with a 300 mhz external clock at 1.30 volts which gives me 2.7 Ghz. My temp is still 0 degrees celsius.
June 10, 2007 4:42:37 AM

Ive always heard horror stories about TEC. Remember Condensation is a possible threat.
June 10, 2007 4:48:09 AM

I have some experience with TEC coolers on both my GPU and CPU and I'll say this - I've never had any condensation issues whatsoever. As long as you don't use an oversize TEC module (like the now defunct Artic Spyder's 437 watt monster) and stck with something around 226 watts than the standard dielectric grease\neoprene\acrylic spray will be all you will need.

The tone of WestWarrior is something you shouldn't overlook though - be careful. If you are getting into TEC cooling do your research first so that you'll understandit better.
June 10, 2007 5:06:07 AM

I am intending on upgrading soon to quad core and the architecture I have now will be going to my younger borther so I am just playing it safe.....
June 10, 2007 5:14:28 AM

I dont mean to be a buttface, but I dont think you used the word architecture right :( . Also, what quad core do you plan on getting? The word around the campyard is that quadcore goes to 300$ July 22nd, and another thing, where are you getting those temps of 0C?
June 10, 2007 5:24:16 AM

It's 1:22am and I'm sunburned from the beach. I'm exhausted beyond measure right now so I'd be surprised if I even came close to spelling it right.
June 10, 2007 6:38:19 AM

Sadly this setup can't be installed on AM2 :( 
June 11, 2007 2:44:44 AM

Here are 2 other Tec systems that you might want to check out. Supposely they compsenated for condensation in their design.

CoolIt Systems Freezone CPU Cooler - TEC Water Cooling
http://www.xoxide.com/coolit-systems-tec-water-cooling....

There is a small movie on above product.

CoolIt Eliminator Thermoelectric CPU Cooler
http://www.xoxide.com/coolit-eliminator-system.html

Also you can find it at these sites too...

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g30/c105/list/p1/Liquid...

http://www.crazypc.com/products/peltiercoolers.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?
main_page=index&cPath=202&zenid=6541c23bd4cef7095f1b3bb01a25eb1c

Also Coolit Systems have product out for Sli, Quad Sli and Crossfire Sli.

Taipei, Taiwan – June 5th, 2007 - CoolIT Systems announces the first product in the new Reference Series liquid cooling systems to quietly and effectively cool a Crossfire configuration of AMD’s new high performance graphic card, the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT. This factory sealed, maintenance free system will be on display by appointment for the first time at Computex.

http://www.coolitsystems.com/
April 12, 2009 5:00:22 PM

Look a site of the manufacturer and the developer of thermoelectric systems www.kryotherm.ru
They have an experience of development of cooling of the processor.
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April 12, 2009 7:07:58 PM

@OP: If you plan to go TEC make SURE you have a 2nd PSU powering it or a very high quality PSU powering it.

Imo, unless you are really pushing the CPU don't go TEC. Just get regulat water cooling.
April 13, 2009 12:57:11 AM

Shadow703793 said:
@OP: If you plan to go TEC make SURE you have a 2nd PSU powering it or a very high quality PSU powering it.

Imo, unless you are really pushing the CPU don't go TEC. Just get regulat water cooling.

I don't think the OP cares about any more responses, considering that this thread has been dead for quite some time...
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