I'm tempted to buy 2 more of the kryotherm TEC's and sandwich them between a couple of modified 6 DIMM ram water cooling blocks from alphacool, I'll have to modify them a bit to get better heat transfer, maybe cut a bunch of thin slots in the base and change the plexi top to be slightly more restrictive. I can buy a $45 pump, 2 ram blocks, and 2 more TECs and I'd be good to go. 2 more of the Kryotherms would give me a Direct Die TEC with Chiller that would handle CPU 100w Heat Load> Direct Die TEC 100w Qc @ 30*c dT + ~200w TEC Power Consumption > Chiller 300w Qc @ 20*c dT + ~450w Power Consumption = ~750w for 720mm worth of radiators with 3000 rpm fans to dissipate to a 5*c dT above ambient for a total delta of 45*c from ambient to IHS temp. Factor in that my CPU heat load might be greater and all the thermal losses and I'd still be at a 35-40*c dT below ambient at 100% CPU load, could be good for clocking that 4670k ES to 5.2ghz. It's a bit expensive for me right now though, spent too much on this setup already, so I'll build what I have now and If I get board over Christmas maybe I'll treat myself to a proper chiller
, It will actually be similar to Pucks cascaded chiller but my TEC's aren't as efficient as his 62mm 400w Qmax TECs, that would be a better option but I can't afford all the custom blocks for 62mm TEC's, I got my Apogee XL in the mail and it is perfect for my direct die 40x35mm Kryotherm and the alphacool X6 ram blocks would be ok on the chiller TECs with some modifications to enhance the heat transfer, I wonder if I could try out my chinese 60amp manual PWM controller or if I could splurge for a couple more of these PID PWM controllers to keep the chiller loop at a set temp, I really like the PID one but I wish it could handle more amps.
Once you get yours built that might spur me along a bit, plus I want to start spending money on my motorbike rather than on my PC, but I enjoy the hobby so I'll keep refining it, maybe my little 12715 chillers with gpu blocks/heatsinks will be enough for me to get the 4670k where I want.Edited by LiamG6 - 11/10/15 at 4:06am