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I just finished reading the horribly outdated essentials thread and was hoping things had changed since then like the efficiency and where would I go about buying TEC and GPU TECs (if they exist)?

What else would I need to get started?

How big of a TEC would I need for both CPU and GPU (if it exists again)?
     
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First question would be, why are you looking into using a TEC?
Not much has changed. Certainly the TEC's themselves havent.
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First question would be, why are you looking into using a TEC?
Not much has changed. Certainly the TEC's themselves havent.

I liked the really cold temps of around -20C and because I couldn't find anyone near me who sells LN2 cheaply. I was really hoping it would be a lot better since it has been about ~9 years since the essentials thread dates back to then. :/
     
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2 words..Single..and Stage..ok..2 more..phase change..talk to gray owl..I think that's his handle..search the umm..phase threads..NoL still like volenti? My bong rawks tongue.gif
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2 words..Single..and Stage..ok..2 more..phase change..talk to gray owl..I think that's his handle..search the umm..phase threads..NoL still like volenti? My bong rawks tongue.gif

Isn't that around $450?
     
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Isn't that around $450?

TECs would be a lot more to achieve those results on your CPU... im guessing you would have to use a massive chiller with glycol or such to even think about temps that low on a CPU with such a high TPD... it would be prity hard... i would lookinto phase fro temps like that tbh smile.gif
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Is there a downside to running it 24/7? Or would my CPU not even boot if it had a cold bug?
     
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no down side, other then TPD of the unit (and TEC would be a ton more for the same effect)... if you had a cold bug, your CPU wouldnt boot, but i have never seen a cold bug on a 1366 chip above around -100C (others probably have, but i havent)... the unit would be a bit big, but its easy to fit somewhere with some planning.... hope that helped smile.gif
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no down side, other then TPD of the unit (and TEC would be a ton more for the same effect)... if you had a cold bug, your CPU wouldnt boot, but i have never seen a cold bug on a 1366 chip above around -100C (others probably have, but i havent)... the unit would be a bit big, but its easy to fit somewhere with some planning.... hope that helped smile.gif

I wouldn't be coking my 960 though. I have a brand new 2550K waiting to OC. smile.gif
     
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