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i want a TEC that will NOT cause my cpu to go sub zero and infact stay a fair bit away so i dont need fancy insulation and what not. what kind of wattage should i go for?

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firstly welcome to the forum secondly fill out ya specs under user cp at the top of the page. You will want to get the most wattage you can afford and just down tune it from there with an adjustable power supply, Peltiers run most efficient at about .5 of their rated maximum.http://www.overclock.net/peltiers-te...e-1-basic.html check this out.

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firstly welcome to the forum secondly fill out ya specs under user cp at the top of the page. You will want to get the most wattage you can afford and just down tune it from there with an adjustable power supply, Peltiers run most efficient at about .5 of their rated maximum.http://www.overclock.net/peltiers-te...e-1-basic.html check this out.
hmm good read.

i was thinking to pretty much go all out on the pelt (which is not really epensive) then get a used variable powersupply and adjust as needed

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To even start you'll need a minimum of 437w TEC reasonably. That way, when you turn the voltage down to about 9 volts you'll still have decent temps. I'm running mine (watercooled TEC & 437w peltier) at 13.5v and get -25C idle and -8C load temps.

If you'd give it about 9 volts, you'd probably get 15C or 20C load temps. You'll need a huge tower cooler, or maybe a Tt big typhoon (I don't know what heatpipe cooler can handle the most heat, you'll have to do some reasearch) and it's still not guaranteed to work. You'll have to design some type of clamp for the peltier to clamp the pelt between the heatsink and a "cold plate" (solid copper plate that goes between the peltier and the processor). The more pressure on the peltier, the better. You'll be dumping a lot of heat into your case, so a tower cooler could theoretically work best since you could duct the exhaust straight out of your case.

Saying all of this, I have no idea what temps you'll get, since I've never pelted on air. But if you do get it working and get somewhat decent temps, take a lot of pics and give a lot of details because there's been a lot of people who wanted to try this but never got around to it.
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hmm ... "reading week" project .. ..

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