Originally Posted by OCAddict
This concept is a way to take advantage of the peltiers capabilities in a much different way than has been explored in the past.
When peltiers were first being used they were small and could fit on the actual CPU die, requiring motherboard insulation from sub zero cold side temperatures and they were usually water cooled on the hot side.
They were water cooled as they were way less powerful than peltiers you can acquire today able to handle much higher wattage loads.
That worked OK for the day and produced sub zero overclocking possibilities but the peltier in that circumstance was just not that dependable.
Simply because the peltier comes with it's own little peculiarities, like the hot and cold side stall and when that happens recovering takes too long and dependability is out the window.
The problem today is the CPUs that come with soldered on IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader), which requires a much larger peltier.
Why is that a problem?
The larger the peltier is the more heat it produces and under those circumstances you are approaching temperatures that cannot be cooled using standard water cooling.
The pumps are just not designed to handle the heat load from the hot side of the peltier, they will fail in no time!
So the hot side has to be cooled with an all metal cooling solution, so the heat pipe air cooler is the most logical stand in for water cooling the hot side.
It can handle the heat, it can cool the hot side, and manipulating fan speed of it's cooling fan can control the peltiers output.
So now if we can control what the peltier does and eliminate the hot / cold stall the output results are useable.
The output being the cold needs to be collected and stored, the most important part is storing the cold so it can be used as a below ambient water cooling solution.
How many of you invested a lot of money in your traditional radiator water cooling setup and were discouraged at the end cooling resulting overclocking load temperatures?
That's because a radiator is designed to work in an ambient room temperature environment, many have tried to improve their radiators performance through various means, dropping them into slush boxes, mounting them at Air Conditioner outlets, and even some inside refrigerators.
All kinds of methods have been tried to improve the radiators cooling possibilities!
Maybe it's time to remove the radiator from the picture when it comes to overclocked CPU cooling.
So where does Hybrid come into the picture?
When the TEC assembly is combined with water cooling to cool your CPU and the TEC assembly replaces the radiators then below ambient room temperature cooling is possible.
I've been using this type of cooling for about a year now. Would anybody be interested? .