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cooling a pelt with a cpu cooler(air)

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i dont want extreme cooling i just want better cooling the system im running is in my sig. i am replacing the psu i have in my sig to a corsair 520w and the psu id be using to power the pelt is a generic 250w with 9a on 12v 18a on 5v.

would it be worth it or possible? my current temps with HSF are 36c idle and 49c load @ 2.95ghz

if it is *worth* it and possible what kind of temps would i see?
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You would be better off just getting a high-end air-cooler. They perform just as well - if not better - than air-cooled TEC solutions, and are often cheaper. The IFX-14 from Thermalright should be coming out shortly, and you can pre-order it from many places, including www.tankguys.com. I will be getting that cooler when it comes out for sure!

Simply put, in order for a TEC to effectively cool something, it needs to have something to dissipate much more heat than the device it is cooling actually emits, and an air cooler cannot do that. At least that is how I understand it... I could be wrong. You will notice though that many air-cooled TECs have a rating of around 50W, yet the top-end air-coolers have higher ratings than that.

Just go with plain ol' air-cooling. Cheaper even to get high end ones, and you will get better results.
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I'd get a better cpu cooler to begin with, but then it would be possible, but not that much still. Get a Big typoon and then do it, maybe hook the pelt to something that could dynamicly change volts to get it just right.
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The 100w TEC you will be using is underpowered. It won't be able to move heat fast enough. Therefore, it will act as an insulator on your processor. Your CPU would overheat after a few minutes or seconds.
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