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Old August 26, 2007, 06:54 AM
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I am thinking to insert a Pelt between the CPU and the water bloc; is someone as any suggestion about this? 100W ...more or less?
I had the 50W Ultra TEC before and did not get enough cooling with my OC quad...
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Old August 26, 2007, 01:34 PM
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If you want to use a pelt on an overclocked quad, you will be looking at a 450W pelt with a custom block.

I've priced it out and weighed the benefits a few times for myself, and every time I end up deciding it's not going to be worth it.
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Old August 26, 2007, 05:58 PM
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OK, good to know!

I guess this one at 225W wont be enough??

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech
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Old August 26, 2007, 07:25 PM
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I believe Swiftech's own charts show that the 225W unit has little improvement for a Quad-core, and is actually a little worse than regular watercooling at sustained full-load overclocks.

I'm kind of curious whether Penryn will drop the power consumption enough to make it feasible.
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Old August 26, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Seriously, ditch the pelt idea, it would be more efficient to go with a water chiller or phase change.

You can get a winstch labs TEC block for ~$200.00 (PCApex.com - Wintsch Labs Arctic Web w-437W TEC)

Then you need to buy a dedicated PSU, a relay, and all the other necessary water cooling parts. (You need a good radiator and good fans, such as a PA120.3 with Sunon fans and a D5 pump)

A somewhat sufficient TEC setup will cost you ~$500.00 for a CPU only loop. Even then, I don't know if a 437W TEC can handle a quad.
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I hope someone can help. A few months ago, I found a great thread on insulating your motherboard for peletier cooling. I think I linked to the site from here but I'm not sure. It was a very detailed thread with plenty of pics. I remember it was on one of the more well known overclocking sites. Some of the pics involved spreading some non conductive red goop on the back of the motherboard to prevent condensation. @$#$, I should have saved the link. I googled for a couple of hours with no success.
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