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I was thinking about a pelt setup that I would integrate into my current WC loop with a Intel DX38BT and a Q6600 in the coming months. Pretty much I don't want anything crazy, a moderate overclock with low teen temperatures. I will be using a V8 / V8p for the water block and dual D5's.

Some questions I have:
  • How powerful of a pelt do I need?
  • Would a PCP&C 1KW Turbocool (72Amp continuous on the 12V) be enough to handle the duties of the PC (Q6600 / 2-4GB DDR3 / 8800GTX / 4 x SATA / ARC-1210)? I am guessing not as the pelt would probably take up to 30 Amps on its own.
  • With a 40mm x 360mm radiator with 3 high flow (60CFM or so) fans be enough to keep Q6600 / 8800GTX / NB in check? From my experience I say yes, but with up to 400W in the pelt alone who knows.
  • Will my room be dreaded hot and will my room mate want to kill me?
Thanks.

On second thoughts... 2 750 Silencers or 1 750 Silencer and a smaller PCP&C PSU are cheaper than the 1KW Turbo cool.
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post #2 of 13
320w (power consumption) is the largest TEC you can probably find that will fit under the waterblock. You can get a dedicate bench 400w PSU from ebay for $80. It will allow you to adjust voltages from 10-14v.

With that much in your loop, you would be looking at something in the order of 600-700w of heat. I don't think a 360.3 Rad will be able to handle that much heat effectively.
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My radiator is rated for up to 2800 Watts, so I think it can handle the heat. If the pelt is 320w, what is its heat rating?

I agree with 600 watts or so total heat load (max). The radiator can handle it, but can the fans?
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My setup is surviving under a 437w peltier but I have some high-pressure fans to push through my 120.3 Stealth GT. At this point, if you're willing to spend the cash on two D5's, depending on the size of the V8p, I'd grab a 437w pelt and you will have enough headroom to decrease temps if you wish.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask I would get a separate PSU and a relay and wire it so that the external PSU turns on when the computer turns on. I can show you how to do it if you want. I have a Meanwell SE-600-15, which lets me go from 12-19v.
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My radiator is rated for up to 2800 Watts, so I think it can handle the heat. If the pelt is 320w, what is its heat rating?

I agree with 600 watts or so total heat load (max). The radiator can handle it, but can the fans?
A TEC consuming 320w is putting out about 320w of heat. Around 250w of that is actual work of moving heat.
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I do not think I am going to do this. There is one reason holding me back. The pelt would add an extra 400-600 Watts of heat into my room.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I do not think I am going to do this. There is one reason holding me back. The pelt would add an extra 400-600 Watts of heat into my room.
In all honesty, I feel a negligible increase in heat in my room. With the windows open and my room fan going, I can't feel it at all, and that's at 15V (I have a 437w Pelt). Of course, the decision is yours but I think you might be overestimating the heat dump into your room
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In all honesty, I feel a negligible increase in heat in my room. With the windows open and my room fan going, I can't feel it at all, and that's at 15V (I have a 437w Pelt). Of course, the decision is yours but I think you might be overestimating the heat dump into your room
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
A TEC consuming 320w is putting out about 320w of heat. Around 250w of that is actual work of moving heat.
A TEC with a Qmax 65 of will transfer a max of 65 watts of heat at Vmax . but consume considerably more electricity in doing so the Frost-74 will consume 139 watts to move the 65 watts of heat at Vmax . ALL the electricity used is dissipated as heat to the hot side. So 204 watts of heat needs to be dissipated by the cooling system

this is based on hot side and cold side C/W's of 0.001 and air temp of 20 degrees C
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