Originally Posted by Tyrker
Idea: What if you take the BT and tec and put it onto a flat stove (I have a glass type top that's perfectly flat) and turn it on the lowest setting and turn on the tec and then pull out the tec and see how cool the bottom is. If it's hot, it's too much for the BT.
Don't know if that would work or if the stove would put out too much heat, but it's an idea and I don't think of how it would harm anything
Or just do what phase change people do. Use a dummy load by using some small heatin elements to emulate a CPU's heatoutput.
Some info on heatpipes:
The determining factors for heatpipes are actually only:
Volume, Pressure, and Properties of the refrigerant it is charged with.
This is why fatter heatpipes are generally thought of as "Better" because they have a larger volume, and can be charged with more refirgerant (Or Liquid)
The german site ChielScape read was probably only specifying their heatpipes. Not every heatpipe.
You'll need one big ass fan on that BT to dissipate all that heat. I'd maybe even mod an aluminium or solid coper heatsink to the area between the base and the fins of the Big Typhoon to increase surface area a bit.