Interesting. I didn't think of a design that way. LC heat sinks attached to the cold side of the TEC while a fan and fin setup is on the hot side.Hmm wonder if i can make an enclosure and custom fin-sink like that.
It's been done MANY times before and never works out as expected. The idea has pretty much been proven 'not worth it'. If you're looking for more cooling than typical water cooling look into phase change. You can cobble together a workable system for not much money if you scour the local appliance junk yard.... and if your handy with a torch.
Lol, wow. I thoght this died... anyway. I thought of phase change. but its tricky.and i dont like working with compressed gasses....i would do it, seeing as i have a spare mini fridge and freezer to work with. both working. but i wouldent know where to begin. that and condensation... i hate condensation.
A coolit boreas 12 is a beefy TEC cooler that comes with a CPU block and uses liquid (I just bought one)- they have enough cooling power to cool an additional pair of video cards if you add them into the loop along with a small radiator- with the added in rad, your idle temps tend to be a little higher (the cooler can bring water to near freezing temps)since you're pumping room-temperture heat into your liquid, but under load, the loop has tons of cooling power. The loop runs at low-flow so if you replace the stock pump make sure it has adjustable setting (MCP655)- the problem with the cooler is that they use more power than a standard water loop, and they are large and require mods to EATX cases to mount internally- there are modded versions of some cases (tj-07) that come with the boreas 12 already installed.
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