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Fairly large update for me today.

I got probably the most expensive part of the build:

The 30V 30A PSU (SPS-9602)

Testing it out on some fans:
psu_1_by_crabid-d3h7wsv.jpg

The two front sockets are limited to 3A, but the larger back plugs do the full 30A:

psu_5_by_crabid-d3h7xqc.jpg



Now onto the reason I picked this PSU out of all my options, the size is perfect!

psu_2_by_crabid-d3h7x5b.jpg


psu_3_by_crabid-d3h7x5q.jpg


psu_4_by_crabid-d3h7x80.jpg


So, I'm going to build an extension to house the large PSU.

Obviously it covers over half the normal fan area, but since the 800D can't house 2 GTX480s realistically anyway, I'll be further extending the top of the case to be able to house those above the PSU. thumb.gif


Once I get the hotside cooling block sorted out, I'll start playing with my TECs.
    
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is that psu better than the meanwell? meanwell in only a fraction of that size.
now mod the damn thing
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is that psu better than the meanwell? meanwell in only a fraction of that size.
now mod the damn thing
That's true, but a meanwell is over twice the cost of this.

With VAT this cost me £175, meanwell I looked at was £330 before tax with a 1-2 week delivery time.
    
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WOAH. That PSU is so overkill!!

I wish we had stuff like that at our physics lab >_<


Test the peltiers!! Test theeem!!! xD
   
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Epic PSU is epic! I now see why you said it is a "fairly large" update for you. I think you are understating it...
     
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Woo epic, subbed.
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Ok, I've done a little testing with the TECs and wiring...

Here's the wiring I'll probably end up using:



I'll take a few pics of my TEC setup later on (it's not pretty ) and post them after I get back from work.

The real testing will have to wait until I get the TEC waterblock finished. I currently don't have anything big enough to cool the full hotside of a TEC. Guess I could use a piece of metal as a heat spreader.
    
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For the water blocks have you considered just using the XSPC XBOX 360 water block see licky below:

XBOX 360 Waterblock

I used one for a little peltier experiment I did two standard size TECs fit perfectly.

EDIT: Just noticed your going to use 64mm TECs, in that case it'll be no good for you.
Edited by YerMother - 5/27/11 at 5:15am
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For the water blocks have you considered just using the XSPC XBOX 360 water block see licky below:

XBOX 360 Waterblock

I used one for a little peltier experiment I did two standard size TECs fit perfectly.

EDIT: Just noticed your going to use 64mm TECs, in that case it'll be no good for you.
It's funny you should mention those, I did look at them.

I have all the designs done for my own blocks now though.


Anyway, this is how I'm currently testing using a block of aluminium to soak the heat. Can't really run for more than a few minutes at a time.






Better setups will have to wait until I can actually get a functioning waterblock.
    
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I want my own TEC setup. Phase change would be cool too.
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