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Hi, i was potentially going to build the 'ultimate' pc and i was recommended to come here.

so i wanted to know everything, price, maintenance, performance, everything

I also heard you can get below 0 degrees? doesnt that form condensation? also how does it look because i want this build to be amazing

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yes, below 0 is possible, and it does create condensation, see here;
http://www.overclock.net/t/410339/info-how-to-insulate-your-mobo-for-tec-peltier-cooling
for a guide on how to insulate your motherboard. if you're going ultimate, might as well get yourself something in phase change like this
http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/ld-pc-v2-115v-usa/192-ld-pc-v2-115v-phase-change-black-xl-suction.html

i dont know much about TECs, but AFAIk, there is no exrta maintenance other than that of a normal watercooling loop. thumb.gif
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