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Old 01-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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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..
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Is that an ITX with TECs and water? And you forgot to clamp those hoses on the bottom.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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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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.
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Very nice mindchill too bad about that bow in the 6850 just need 5mm more space it looks.
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I think a daily ITX gaming rig is a great idea. If you can water cool it or better, it's an awesome build.
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I think a daily ITX gaming rig is a great idea. If you can water cool it or better, it's an awesome build.
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I personally love looking down and seeing my cpu temps below ambient while gaming.. it just makes me
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I like it. That's a very nice rig.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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...

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #18
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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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