Originally Posted by axiumone Tweaktown review
Nothing special after all, especially for the asking price.
No surprise then.
By and large, surface area is king. Adding a tiny TEC, which is a net increase of heat, to a relatively small heatsink was never going to be useful for anything but light thermal loads.
Originally Posted by ikjadoon
Literally size is all it has going for it, so maybe it'll find a use case in SFF builds.
The problem is that the TEC itself must make heat to move heat, so unless you are running a low power part (like a dual core), no small heatsink is going to have enough surplus cooling to handle the CPU and the TEC. Once you get to a certain point, you'd be better off with no TEC at all, and there are other small heatsinks out there that probably perform better.
TECs on air coolers have been done before (Lancer linked the V10 and that was not the first) and they've always been gimmicky.Edited by Blameless - 7/23/16 at 1:46pm