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post #1 of 19
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Well after many weeks of procrastinating, I have finally got the peltier action going on my profile rig.
The rig in qusetion is my general do everything on the internet and folding setup. This unit runs 24/7 out in the 'Dungeon of Doom'..to be more to the point the garage....
And yes as I hear you all laughing, this is what happens when the household space gets taken up by a wife and 2 children.

As I reside in the tropical north of Australia, the onset of summer will see some very unpleasant enviromental conditions being subjected on the poor old setup.
So this brings me around to the point of the peltier/water cooling exercise. The need to keep the CPU temperatures under check once the ambient temperature rises out here to the high 40's celcius that is. Given that the 'Dungeon of Doom' is not airconditioned the use of aircooling or even the watercooling setup I was running will not keep the temperatures on the underside of 50c (firefox has issues with the ALT + 0176).

So the following thread will be devoted to my trials and tribulations along with any other information/pictures I may find relevent or otherwise, and all to be an ongoing piece, so check back over some of the earlier post's as they may have been edited and added too.

Please feel free to add comment or critic to this.

Disclaimer: Please note this is not to be taken as a guide for anyone out there but is my own experiences and summations on my own system !
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post #2 of 19
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Okay so along with the show. I'll start off with a couple of component and configuration pictures.
The Danger Den Maze4 copper top waterblock with the 226W peltier and coldplate.


The lucilite hold down over the top copper block.


The following 3 pictures are of the peltier setup running
The peltier is a 226W unit which I am applying 12v (rated for 15v). After much anguish I came to the conclusion that the use of AS5 in this situation just plain stank (no Artic ceramique at hand). So out with some good white silicone thermal paste I had laying around. Temperatures are stable and correct.


After 1 min off runtime


After 3 min runtime


After 5 min things are starting to happen
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good luck with that mate. ill be subsribing to this thread to see how ya come along.
    
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If I ever can get imageshack.us to work in harmony with the forum and firefox...aaargh
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Just use the Embeddable Code tags, the first/top choice and they should work fine.
  
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hmm pics are down
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post #7 of 19
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Righty O I appear to have it going now...stay tuned.
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Tis looking GOOD
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post #9 of 19
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The radiator I am utilising is a commercial unit from an A/C heater unit used for large earthmoving machines ( the perks of my job).

It is a dammn large unit measuring 400x130x75 mm. It is a copper tube and fin construction with 5 rows and 4 passes. The ability of this unit to cope with the heatload is beyond any doubt.
The fans I have used are 120mm x 38mm Sanyo Denki units from some old server boxes I acquired. The speed I control with a Sunbeam 4 channel rheobus, I love these controllers for thier low cost and excellent performance.


A technical tip : If you have one and like myself hate the garish print on them. Take a soft cloth and apply some Acetone to it and rub gently and after a few minutes you have just the brushed black finish remainning.

Anways if anyone is interested in one of these radiators see the 'for sale section' for my post !


The bare core - notice the threaded fitting ends which use o'rings fitting adaptors


With the end fittings attached (I use 1/2" straight here) and the 2 fans.


These are the pull through ties I used to attach the fans to the core and can be purchased from most automotive stores, they are mainly used for transmission oil coolers.
The fans are in a push through configuration.


THe final position for the radiator with a bit of bling added.
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post #10 of 19
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The choice of pump for the system was really made by the components I had laying around the place.

This waterpump and tank unit was used in the previous watercooling only setup to good affect.
It is an Alphacool unit using an Eheim 12v pump with 600l/m with a head of 1.5m. s you can see by the full sytem picture the limited head is not an issue as the tank is the highest component.
The 12v supply is drawn from an add on card that you mount in one of the case slots and connect a molex plug to it.

If someone is looking for a good cheap/compact unit to fit inside your case I can recommend these at a cost of AUD $111.00 the website link to these at Alphacool..http://www.alphacool.de/xt/product_i...n-ii-230v.html


The fittings can be changed to suit your own needs and they use the G 1/4 standard of thread. It also has a rather nice large filling point.
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