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is Peltier or TEC cooling still a thing for PC's

FreeKnight

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I remember catching some article a while back about Coolit getting a patent for some type of commercial server cooling (or something along those lines) which makes me wonder now if a large part of their sales is non-retail cooling.
 

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Intel absolutely scales with cold. Not sure where that idea came from. But extreme cooling is (just as it ever was) not really conducive to everyday use.
 

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Intel absolutely scales with cold. Not sure where that idea came from. But extreme cooling is (just as it ever was) not really conducive to everyday use.
Without increasing voltage? Pre-SB you would be able to substantially increase clock speeds w/ better cooling even w/o increasing voltage. Now water cooling does nothing.
 

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Yeah, absolutely. Can get almost 500 MHz out of my Single Stage on the same volts compared to AIO.

^ Thinking about my 7700K and 6600K chips here, specifically.
 

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Without increasing voltage? Pre-SB you would be able to substantially increase clock speeds w/ better cooling even w/o increasing voltage. Now water cooling does nothing.
pretty much sums it up with todays chips for wattage use has dropped dramatically compare to 20 yrs ago

Intel has locked the scaling on most chips also
 
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At Fragapalooza one year got to chat with some of the CoolIT guys just before the take over they would sell components of the tec chiller if you spoke with them directly so you could customize it a bit but it was still quite expensive even in that DIY fashion. Koolance still sells a few chillers but the prices start at $1k USD and seem to go up from there. One of my friends also built a submerged PC then afterwards built a TEC chiller assembly but I don't know where that sits today havn't pestered him about that.

I had plans at one point to experiment with it as a booster. My plan was two loops and essentially sandwiching it between two block and having a radiator on both loops keeping the liquid separate... instead I dropped that idea for two of these https://koolance.com/radiator-9-fan-120mm-18-fpi-aluminum and 18 fans later barely above their minimum threshold I usually don't even hit 50'c core temperatures after hour long benchamark loops.
 

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Intel absolutely scales with cold. Not sure where that idea came from. But extreme cooling is (just as it ever was) not really conducive to everyday use.
remember those good ol' days when with water cooling we could squeeze a 40% clockspeed increase from an e6400? Those days are long gone.
 

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I'll say yes it is ,but as always , it's a limited niche market.

This is the 650 watt Q , peltier cooled reservoir I just made for my watercooled Xeons.



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Here's the thing about peltiers :
They are inefficient as hell.....that 650 watt Q in my system comes at a cost of quadrupling the power requirement.

Ultimately, it's not worth it.
A phase system of the same q would be a couple hundred watts.

I'm just doing it because I have the parts, and it's cool .
:ph34r:
 

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I'll say yes it is ,but as always , it's a limited niche market.

This is the 650 watt Q , peltier cooled reservoir I just made for my watercooled Xeons.



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Here's the thing about peltiers :
They are inefficient as hell.....that 650 watt Q in my system comes at a cost of quadrupling the power requirement.

Ultimately, it's not worth it.
A phase system of the same q would be a couple hundred watts.

I'm just doing it because I have the parts, and it's cool .
:ph34r:
Lol I found my peltier from you and agree. I looked into running it and the equipment and costs was crazy to run 24/7
 

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