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kleinteich2 01-08-2012 03:38 PM

Anyone Use TEC's Anymore??
 
Is there any people out there anymore that use them? there are so many other easier and cheaper solutions to cool a Processor now days..

mindchill 01-11-2012 12:50 PM

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Is there any people out there anymore that use them? there are so many other easier and cheaper solutions to cool a Processor now days..

Yep, On both cpu and gpu.


Jahova 01-12-2012 09:41 PM

Is that an ITX with TECs and water? And you forgot to clamp those hoses on the bottom.

mindchill 01-13-2012 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Jahova (Post 3981481)
Is that an ITX with TECs and water? And you forgot to clamp those hoses on the bottom.

It is an z68 Itx board running a 2500k @ 4.2ghz under a watercooled tec and a 6850 oc'd under a watercooled tec.

I took the pic before I buttoned up the watercooling and they are clamped atm.

SCOLANATOR 01-15-2012 07:18 PM

What sort of clocks are you getting with those on your 6850? Also nice oc on your i7 but I've seen that achieved quite easily on a good air setup, let alone liquid.
~scol

mindchill 01-15-2012 10:05 PM

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What sort of clocks are you getting with those on your 6850? Also nice oc on your i7 but I've seen that achieved quite easily on a good air setup, let alone liquid.
~scol

Sorry my intention is just to keep the blocks at a certain temp and in this case I hold them at 18c even in the summer when room temps run up into the high 20's.

lol @ 4.2ghz .. itx boards don't have the vrms for high clocks anyway.

The point isn't to bench the thing, its a 24/7 gaming rig that has some very nice temps :D

Below the gpu with the tec set at 18c


SCOLANATOR 01-16-2012 06:13 AM

I see but ITX, is there really a need the thing is tiny! Nice temps and 18*C? Won't that cause problems with condensation or have you got that covered? Would you recommend TEC's? I looked at these a while back i.e. sandwiching one between my water block and CPU :P.

mindchill 01-16-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SCOLANATOR (Post 3982589)
Nice temps and 18*C? Won't that cause problems with condensation or have you got that covered?

No condensation. I use a controller (well 2 in this case) that monitor dew point and will raise the temps if needed.


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I see but ITX, is there really a need the thing is tiny!
I guess its personal preference. I like my temps a little cooler than most I suppose.

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Would you recommend TEC's? I looked at these a while back i.e. sandwiching one between my water block and CPU
I only recommend doing this on a cpu thats total tdp is under 150w (ie the sandy bridge oc'd under about 4.6ghz). Then only expect about 10-15c below water temps under 100% cpu load.

Again its just a personal preference, but for the price of a silver waterblock I can have one that can actually go below ambient.

SlaveOnDope 01-16-2012 09:57 AM

Very nice mindchill too bad about that bow in the 6850 just need 5mm more space it looks.

Jahova 01-16-2012 06:43 PM

I think a daily ITX gaming rig is a great idea. If you can water cool it or better, it's an awesome build.

mindchill 01-17-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Jahova (Post 3982781)
I think a daily ITX gaming rig is a great idea. If you can water cool it or better, it's an awesome build.

thanks,

I personally love looking down and seeing my cpu temps below ambient while gaming.. it just makes me :D

zila1 01-17-2012 08:17 PM

I like it. That's a very nice rig. :cool:

ythe1300 01-18-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by SCOLANATOR (Post 3982589)
I see but ITX, is there really a need the thing is tiny! Nice temps and 18*C? Won't that cause problems with condensation or have you got that covered? Would you recommend TEC's? I looked at these a while back i.e. sandwiching one between my water block and CPU :P.

Easy to move for LAN parties :)

I had an miniITX rig for a while when I was going to a LAN party every week..... thing was crazy loud but my system was water cooled and supper heavy back then. was almost 80LB and the little ITX beast was only about 13LB made a big difference to my back. ;)

michaelrw10 03-04-2012 02:03 PM

I'm in FL with high humidity so I'm concerned about condensation if using peltier... Anyone running one in FL? (not to high jack)

Mr.Scott 03-04-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mindchill (Post 3982626)
No condensation. I use a controller (well 2 in this case) that monitor dew point and will raise the temps if needed.


I guess its personal preference. I like my temps a little cooler than most I suppose.

I only recommend doing this on a cpu thats total tdp is under 150w (ie the sandy bridge oc'd under about 4.6ghz). Then only expect about 10-15c below water temps under 100% cpu load.

Again its just a personal preference, but for the price of a silver waterblock I can have one that can actually go below ambient.

What model tec's and what controller if you don't mind me asking, and how are you powering them? Nice little setup you got going there.:)

Urbanfox 03-04-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Scott (Post 3998512)
What model tec's and what controller if you don't mind me asking, and how are you powering them? Nice little setup you got going there.:)

+1, curious as well.

biglipzit 03-22-2012 12:52 AM

I run TEC's also. Using a coolit boreas water chiller with the coolit mtec controller. AMD Phenom II 965BE clocked at 4.5ghz. Target coolant temp set to 25 degrees to ward off condensation and cpu idles at 27 on idle and 42 full load when the TECs ramp up to 100%. Just took that system apart and building i7 now. Tec's can work well if used properly.

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And he is using the system from arqtik. http://www.arqtik.com/index.html

Well for the CPU anyway. Not sure if their block mounts to gpu also...

iSeven 05-28-2012 02:20 PM

Obviously you can stack the cheap peltiers they sell on ebay for like $5-20 depending on wattage, or my hole question really is: Can you stack those coolers of such low pricing? Cold side on Cpu, hot on another cold (in a parallel stacking--just two coolers), then the final hot side would have a small water block. I have a PC in the upsairs loft that get's hot in summer, it's like 125F up there, would you recommend stacking like two of the 40W ones then with a good air or water block on top? I'd mount the cooling where it's around 75F. I know it won't condense water around the MB because most of that heat energy is sucked away but it's still hot enough to surpass the dew point if I leave the CPU @ 100% and working, as I only want to shoot for a -15C improvement; and waterflow pulls it fast. But anything...say I was to place two as I describe on an i7 2600, would you guys recommend stacking them? (I'm referring to the small TC coolers you see all over ebay; white, thin and are 1/8 inch +/- 1/16". White silicone sealant sandwiched between what seems like a hard polymer or ceramic square top and bottom thermal contact plates.)

Or do these things crap out?


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