Published on 14th May 2008 by
Originally Posted by Da DegoHey guys, let me answer a question or two here :)
1) I did not *yet* try a different thermal paste BECAUSE anyone buying this will be getting what's on there first. So I wanted to give it a shot. I will test with other paste tonight and give you the results.
Originally Posted by Da Dego3) The fan noise is mentioned in the conclusion as "far from silent" at full speed. However, I did find that the MTEC Software kept it generally well below that, so I'd say it's not horrible. I would rate it about equivalent to a standard medium-quality 120mm at high speed - it moves a lot of air but it has a bit of vibrational quality to it. A fan grommet at the connection point to your case would make a bit of difference in this regard.
It makes me think about dissecting this unit and putting a good, staunch performing low-flow block (like the Aquacomputer Cuplex XT) and trying it out again.
Originally Posted by Pace11Now I'm really interested! I've already seen it online, but your (well written btw!) review has shed some light on it. Would it be possible to get some more pictures of the Peltiers, what kind of heatsink they used etc...
Since the idea is obviously pretty solid, I would like to build my own version of it. Using an EK Supreme low-flow block, 1/2" tubing, Silent fans, better heatsinks,... You get the point.
Originally Posted by -EVRE-DarkLord7854,
I have tried cooling inline with a 240 watt peltier... worked very poorly by cooing the hot side with air, using another water block however I got some nice results but at low system loads I had condensation. At the time I didn't have the resources to have in line monitoring of the water temps and automatically turn the peltier on and off. It should also be noted I had a tripple 120mm fan radiator to get rid of all that heat! (I had 6 fans on it actually!)
I dont see why it would be necessary to use PWM on a home brew system. The cooper heat sink on the peltier could be enough to keep the coolant at a stable temperature and have a tight setting for the target temperature.
So you stuck the waterblock to the TEC? The 250W was hard to cool, even with the six fans, though?
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