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First time peltier cooling help

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Alright so i am sold on the idea of using one of these bad boys, but i do have questions and need some input on my cooling idea.

I already have an H60 water cooler on my CPU but i lust after more.

My plan was to buy a Peltier cooler and put it between my cooler block and the CPU. is this a good idea or am i Missing steps to this idea.

My second question: what additionally would i need to buy to power the Peltier and can someone include a link to that?
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I hate to say that, but the fact is, H60 cannot cool the heat generated by the TEC and an overclocked 2600K. Check out the old posts here.
But if you can live with a lower clock, at lease during normal use you may be able to have subzero. The following stuff will get your project going:

1. a 50mm(sellers call it 400W) or 62mm TEC from Ebay
2. a 300W12V power supply from Ebay (somewhat adjustable from 8V-14V)
500
You can also use a computer power supply.
3. two copper plates for the cold and hot side of TEC. You will have to polish/drill/tap the copper and sandwitch the TEC securely. The hot side of TEC has to be covered entirely by the copper. You can use whatever you find or you can get copper from cut2sizemetals.com
4. Some insulation materials for mounting the TEC cooler: knead eraser, dielectric grease, insulation foam (check your local hardware store)

Total cost will be about $100.
Also check with Mindchill here, he sells TEC controllers and blocks.
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