Originally Posted by SlipoftheKnife
So would something like this be good enough to run two of them? http://www.ebay.com/itm/271125110977?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I was thinking of taking two Koolance HDD water blocks( http://koolance.com/hd-60-hard-drive-water-block
) and sandwiching them between those. I'm using the cold side to cool an i7 3770K with a GTX 660Ti EK full coverage block. That will be running through two 360 radiators w/ fans. The hot side of the peltier is being cooled by a Koolance 5.25" bay reservoir and pump combo going through two 120 Koolance radiators with fans. Does this sound like it would be a sufficient build? Do the peltier pads need to be recessed into a block? You said all sides so...
I would be worried about the lack of surface area on those coolers and their ability to transfer heat. I'm sure they have extremely low restriction, but they are made to cool hard drives, which won't get anywhere near as hot as the hot side of a big TEC. It needs channels or pins like a true waterblock to increase the amount of heat the block can transfer to the water.
Specs on the PSU are awesome, but the brand isn't familiar so I would first make sure its rated for 24/7 use so its reliable. Meanwell units are usually used for big TEC setups, but they are expensive.
If you're going to run it at 12v though, you can recommission an ATX PSU like I did. I stripped all the extra SATA/Mobo/4pin cables, leaving just the PCIE and Molex, then jumped the green to the ground on my main PSU's motherboard connector to turn on at the same time. The second PSU just runs my pump, fans, and TEC+controller.