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Poll Results: What kind of temperature you are expecting to achieve with TECs (IHS/cold plat temperature, 100%CPU)

 
  • 5% (1)
    Ambient (better than water cooling)
  • 50% (10)
    Sub-Ambient but above Dew (no insulation needed)
  • 15% (3)
    0C-10C
  • 25% (5)
    -10C - 0C
  • 5% (1)
    I prefer Phase Change <-20C
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
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Poll Question:
What kind of temperature (IHS/cold plat temperature, 100%CPU) you are expecting to achieve IF you are going to build/buy a TEC block/chiller.

Poll Answers:
Ambient (better than water cooling)
Sub-Ambient but above Dew (no insulation needed)
0C to 10C
-10C to 0C
I prefer Phase Change < -20C
Edited by foxrena - 2/21/12 at 12:57pm
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Not experienced at all with TEC' but id take rough stab in dark at 0-10°C,any lower and surely you gota be looking at Phase change? especially under 100% load,maybe you should be specific in load in terms of watts?
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post #3 of 10
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Not experienced at all with TEC' but id take rough stab in dark at 0-10°C,any lower and surely you gota be looking at Phase change? especially under 100% load,maybe you should be specific in load in terms of watts?

I didn't specific watts and how many TEC one could use, since there are all kinds of numbers. For example, a multi-TEC chiller could chill both CPU(s) and GPU(s) smile.gif
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Originally Posted by foxrena View Post

I didn't specific watts and how many TEC one could use, since there are all kinds of numbers. For example, a multi-TEC chiller could chill both CPU(s) and GPU(s) smile.gif

True dat tongue.gif

Whats you reason for asking anyway? is it so you can do an epic build that your going to log here on OCN ? smile.gif
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post #5 of 10
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True dat tongue.gif
Whats you reason for asking anyway? is it so you can do an epic build that your going to log here on OCN ? smile.gif

I have seen many epic TEC projects here. But their aims were quite different: lower temperature, easy to use, 24/7 operation, or just experimenting. For me I want 24/7 operation, automatic control and sub-zero temps.

I do have a plan on my current build (not meant to be epic) and I want to know what most people are aiming for, so I don't waste my effort later upgrading it. It's difficult for me to choose between Direct-die block (easy to insulate) and chiller (hard to insulate but more cooling power).
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I look for no hassel 24/7 opertation so above dew point. My reasons are for folding, others may want sub ambient to bench... it depends on what you're aiming to do with the chiller I guess.

But a 24/7 automatically controlled TEC chiller gets my vote.
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I look for no hassel 24/7 opertation so above dew point. My reasons are for folding, others may want sub ambient to bench... it depends on what you're aiming to do with the chiller I guess.
But a 24/7 automatically controlled TEC chiller gets my vote.

I totally agree with you Rognin, you and mindchill have a lot of experience. I`m starting my own build with mindchill`s dual tec and dual controller 3.0 version. BTW are there any reindeer up in that neck of the woods to keep you warm at night ? wink.gif
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I totally agree with you Rognin, you and mindchill have a lot of experience. I`m starting my own build with mindchill`s dual tec and dual controller 3.0 version. BTW are there any reindeer up in that neck of the woods to keep you warm at night ? wink.gif

I understand you want to keep the setup simple by using dew point control method. It is a nice feature and I have it running right with my dual TEC block (since I constantly take it out and modify the setup).
But I somehow find it unsatisfactory. As right now in April the humidity level is increasing and dew is around 15C (I'm in Missouri). So in dew mode I end up with only 10 degrees better than straight water cooling. I also lost about two degrees efficiency comparing with an insulated one. In summer it could be even worse.
With Insulation I usually set my temperate at 5C. That allows me to achieve 4.8GHz stable with a lower voltage. Running dew point mode I have to pump up extra 0.03V to be stable with my 3930K.
Just a little thoughts. At last it depends on individual's taste.

Be sure to post your results when your build is done biggrin.gif
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I`ll most likely put dielectric gease in the socket and put some conformal coating on mobo around cpu and on back in 6 inch by 6 inch area at cpu. Will post pics as the build goes on. Jerry from Toronto. bike.gif
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I totally agree with you Rognin, you and mindchill have a lot of experience. I`m starting my own build with mindchill`s dual tec and dual controller 3.0 version. BTW are there any reindeer up in that neck of the woods to keep you warm at night ? wink.gif

Mindchill is the one with the knowledge, I just have a goal and a (well use to be) thick wallet... biggrin.gif
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