Originally Posted by Slim Shady
It would be better have a small phase change system cooling the water, that way if you decide to do some crazy overclocking you adjust the stat and off you go. The systems are relatively cheep and will last longer than the TEC plates. If you tell me what heat loads and I can see how much it would actually cost to run and buy.
Where do you buy phase change coolers? Or is it all DIY? Sounds like a TEC system is way simpler to build. On water cooling the CPU temp (not core) gets up to 51-58 C with something like prime95 getting it the hottest temps. GPU core gets to around 41 C under highest demands.
I was thinking I could build something super quick and real cheap to improve the cooling performance while having fun building something based on TECs.
I found a 50mmx50mm waterblock for $14.95 and I have a few HSF to choose from for the hot side. I also have a spare PSU (400w) to power the module and HSF.