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Steven- that doesn't make sense to me. A passive heatsink that finds a steady state at 50 degrees C will dissipate more watts of heat than a heatsink that resides at 40 degrees C.

TEC's add a 10 to 30 degree differential between the water and the heatsink which makes the passive cooling of the heatsink more effective (even though a TEC does indeed add more heat to the overall system).

Normally 40 degree water might translate to a 35 degree heatsink, but with TEC's 40 degree water might translate to a 60 degree heatsink, which could hopefully passively dissipate as much heat as a 40 degree heatsink with fans.
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I can see one viable method, and it only requires moving the radiators. If you could place the Phobya radiator buried under ground, the earth should be able to sufficiently keep the radiator cold to cool the hot side of the TECs without any fans. Unfortunately I think the people in this thread are all right, its literally impossible to keep a computer running at 0db in your room. You will have to relocate at least some of the components to achieve perfect silence, especially since even fanless components will eventually suffer from capacitor whine due to aging alone.
    
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post #33 of 34
best bet would be to have the cooling outside of the sound studio, or maybe have the entire computer outside the studio.

or maybe soundproof a server rack with external exhaust using pvc pipe so that you can have the fans in the wall/other room.

good luck, man.

edit: what about those electric pads where one side gets hot and another gets cold? maybe that would work with a passive heatsink, but the heatsink would get HOTTTTT
Edited by Skoobs - 8/19/11 at 12:49am
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post #34 of 34
could use passive cooling on the cpu and dont use tecs at all cause you dont need them, a cpu cooler like this would be fine
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-11789.html
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