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TEC board needs some excitement:

Recently I am having fun stacking TECs. With my beloved 62mm block (check this previous post) I sandwitched two 62mm 400W Qmax TECs and achieved -60C Dt (cold plate to inlet water) under no load.

Well, the temperature is low enough for me to reach -27C on an idle 3770k, with inlet water temperature of 22C. After I let in some cold winter air, I got -42C on the CPU!! That's hack of low temperature! So I guess it's time to OC a little higher. After some tweaking, this is what I got:

Huge OC:



Test system:
TEC block:


Power supplies:


Water cooling rack:



Picture of the TEC block









After I finish my TEC chiller, it will be a three stage cascaded TEC system and there will be much more OC fun! biggrin.gif
Edited by foxrena - 5/11/13 at 2:04pm
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post #2 of 26
Awesome build there dude, I still don't know much about this stuff, but its interesting for sure!

Looking forward to seeing what you achieve with that 3 stage cascade TEC system smile.gif
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Sweet, so you are going to run a TEC chiller in line with a stacked TEC block? Sounds badass!

Eventually, once I get a new CPU setup, I want to stick a chiller in line with my Arqtik SDD TEC to give it some nice cold water smile.gif.
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This looks truely awesome.

If you want some ideas on an external cooling solutions, I've built an HVAC type system with a phobya 480 rad in a box for the window. Also have a summer version with a massive rad and two 254mm fans. ROG-BOX linky in my sig. The summer version works with the chiller up to 25c outside temperatures. wink.gif
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post #5 of 26
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This looks truely awesome.
If you want some ideas on an external cooling solutions, I've built an HVAC type system with a phobya 480 rad in a box for the window. Also have a summer version with a massive rad and two 254mm fans. ROG-BOX linky in my sig. The summer version works with the chiller up to 25c outside temperatures. wink.gif

Thanks, Rog! I have seen your awesome build before. The summer version is indeed massive. My dream is to have an out-of-house phase change system as a water chiller, and the in-house solution will be TECs.
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Those copper plates are a thing of beauty!
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Definitely an awesome result. That 3770K clocks really well too... I was only able to hit 5.80GHz on dry ice (~-70°C) with my chip. LN2 helped for 6.3GHz, though biggrin.gif
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Definitely an awesome result. That 3770K clocks really well too... I was only able to hit 5.80GHz on dry ice (~-70°C) with my chip. LN2 helped for 6.3GHz, though biggrin.gif

Yeah, low temps help a lot on Ivy. I also feel like it's a good chip. I have other 3570Ks and they all only hit 5.40 at -40C.
Cannot wait to have my first try on LN2. My pot is under construction:D
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Very nice! thumb.gif
    
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Great work foxrena, ultra low temps and superb OC ! thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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