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post #11 of 19
I also suggest using an aquarium tank chiller (eg Hailea 1/2 HP HC-500 or 1 HP HC-1000). I am considering my next built based on one.

For an estimate on how powerful a chiller you need, use these reviews as reference:-

German site overclockingstation.de: (HC-500 with an overclocked i7 975)
http://www.overclockingstation.de/co...-500-a280.html

bit-tech.net 's review: (HC-500 with an overclocked i7 980X and one HD5970)
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...iller-review/3

I hope this helps you.
post #12 of 19
A 300W TEC wont cool that btw...


It might keep up when you're not under load, but under load your GPU will be outputting 200~300W of heat, and your CPU probably towards 150~200W.


On top of that, you will have inefficiencies in the heat transfer...


Assuming you had 2 285W TEC coolers running at 56% Qmax (beyond around 60% you add more heat to the TEC than it moves so you see very little benefit).

Then assuming best case scenario, a heat load of 350W, and a hot side temp of 30oC, the cold side of your TECs will be around 14oC. Your coolant will be hotter than this, by how much depends on the efficiency of your coldside block.


That's just one example based on a TEC calculator, there are better sweet spots you can find, so don't be disheartened ~ yet . I'll see if I can dig out a few links for you to read up on.

I should add, I'm not experienced with TECs, I'm currently in the middle of a TEC build, but I'm learning lots every day on the subject and I still have a long way to go tbh. So take what I say with a pinch of salt.
    
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What kind of temps are you getting with that chiller on your CPU? 800BTU seams a bit low for what I need :/ And I have everything but the chiller right now.
For my 1090T @ 4.475GHz...1.62V(at full load)
CPU/NB @ 3100
max core temps.....34'C
max CPU temp.......49'C after 4 hours P95.
I dont cool the graphic card, just the CPU

800 BTU is just OK for my CPU, and I think will be OK for a graphic card too, if CPU is OCed up to 4GHz
Just let you know, I dont use a radiator.
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For my 1090T @ 4.475GHz...1.62V(at full load)
CPU/NB @ 3100
max core temps.....34'C
max CPU temp.......49'C after 4 hours P95.
I dont cool the graphic card, just the CPU

800 BTU is just OK for my CPU, and I think will be OK for a graphic card too, if CPU is OCed up to 4GHz
Just let you know, I dont use a radiator.
I would love to get one but they just are too expensive for me. I'm looking at some that are like 1/10th HP and they are like $250 and I'm not sure if that's enough cooling power.
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$250 for 1/10HP is a good price.
Here is a pic with my setup. I was able to fit it in my Lian-Li full tower

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$250 for 1/10HP is a good price.
Here is a pic with my setup. I was able to fit it in my Lian-Li full tower
I guess this is going to have to wait till the end of the summer to see what kind of money I can make... College budget = dirt cheap
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$250 for 1/10HP is a good price.
How much all up though?
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post #18 of 19
If you want a chiller you should ask around in the Phase cooling area, I love building chillers, have a small inline one I'm building as a custom order right now. $250 might be a bit below the budget, but for $3-400 you could get a few hundred watts of quite low temp chilling.
post #19 of 19
Thats a great price considering the work that goes into construction.

I ran into plenty of problems bodging portable a/c units into chillers...

My first unit i foolishly moved while it was running and managed to pierce a tube which pissed r22 all over me..
The second one burnt out when i went away for two weeks and forgot to turn off (unit was mounted outside and i didn't hear it,so it didnt occur to me that it was running),i am lucky that mistake didnt kill the 470s and gpu....

The one i am using now is fine and keeps the cpu + gpu's silent and cold but it hasn't been a fun journey!

The 3 i have had were all less than £40/$70? each to buy so no big loss but a headache of massive proportions all the same.

I think if i would have had the money/knowledge of capable builders like there are here on our own forum,
I would definitely have commisioned a specialist unit if only for customer support and not having to modify what i have with little knowledge of what i am doing.
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