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It was the largest peltier unit I could buy here in Australia. I think there is a larger one out there somewhere, but I can't get it here in Aus.

All the other chillers are refrigeration units, and probably aren't meant to run all the time. The compressors are likely louder too.

This peltier unit has a temp control, so I can fine tune it and it is passive. It doesn't have its own pump. I'm going to put it into my loop like any other reservoir, except it will be outside the case. Does that help??

Wait to see if mine works and is any good before you decide to get one. I should have mine up and running before Christmas. It won't be perfectly tuned by Chrisse, but I can post some Realtemp screens at base clock speeds....

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Cool man thanks for the info, +rep'd. Sounds like that it is going to be a good unit. Quiet too!
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Interesting idea... Basically that of the two people who are trying to machine peltier water chillers from large plates of copper with several peltiers sandwiched in between. You would most likely get better temps by actually buying high powered TEC and under-powering it and using that as a direct cooler for the CPU and then using the water loop to cool the TEC.
 
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Thats the great thing about this game. If you can think it, and you have the build skills, you can do it.

My approach is the easy way because I am using commercial parts and keeping their bits in the original package. I have no doubts you could go close to zero or sub zero with a powerful peltier. I also have no doubts mine will go to 5C or 10C, if I want.... but I don't want to have to insulate for condensation, so I won't take it anywhere near that low except of very low humidity days.

I just want to be able to take a few degrees off my water, maybe no more than five, sometimes ten (down from 22C to 17 or down from 27 to 17) AND I want a better flow in my system so that I can reduce the voltage requirements / remove the heat faster when I get up around 4.8GHZ... maybe just enough improvement in my cooling to take me over 5.0GHZ.

In my current rig, I can get my i7 975 booting at 4.8GHZ, but the temps soar up under load and trigger my thermal limits.... shut down. Thus, the desire for better cooling

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I only know of two to three aquarium chiller companies that use the Peltier system and they're really expensive.

One is Peltech Ocean: http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/cat...Path=40_43_205

The other is GHL: http://www.firststopaquatics.co.uk/a...x_Chiller.html

The last is by CoolWorks: http://www.marinedepot.com/chillers_...eprobe-ap.html

Which unit are you using?

Honestly, I'm really tempted to try it out with the last one. But probably not until I recover monetarily from my recent build.
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I only know of two to three aquarium chiller companies that use the Peltier system and they're really expensive.

One is Peltech Ocean: http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/cat...Path=40_43_205

The other is GHL: http://www.firststopaquatics.co.uk/a...x_Chiller.html

The last is by CoolWorks: http://www.marinedepot.com/chillers_...eprobe-ap.html

Which unit are you using?

Honestly, I'm really tempted to try it out with the last one. But probably not until I recover monetarily from my recent build.
The first two you link to look really cool. If I had found them, I would have tried to get one here in Aus.... but that is sometimes difficult. I have seen the IceProbe before. Doesn't look like it would suit. Not powerful enough and no reservoir.

I am using the Unistar Uni-85. If you take the cover off, the working bits are very similar to the peltier units in your first two links. I like it because I think it won't be too powerful and has a very good built in temp control.

It is made by a parent company in China and is markted in the US as the Aqua Euro Nano CL-85. I'll try to look up the name and link to the parent company. I remember that the parent company does create a more powerful peltier unit, but I couldn't find it shipping anywhere.

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... is Resun. I couldn't find the CL-150 shipping anywhere in Aus, so I went for the CL-85.

I may have gone for one of the more powerful units you found Raul. When I take the cover off my unit, it looks very similar to those open peltier units, but the 'reservoir' on mine looks larger.

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.. read your history. The Romans did so many cool things with 'plumbing'. Mostly using lead (pb), but as long as your water isn't acidic, that is OK. Drinking water, hot houses (saunas) etc. I like plumbing. I wish I had build skills. I can see what I want to do, but I need somebody else to do it. This is difficult for me. Deciding what you want and where something should go. You need to know what tools you have at hand and what your materials can do. The Roman Engineers were BRILLIANT at using their materials to the extreme. Here I am trying to figure out what my Tygon tubing can do and where it should go next. You really should build with Tygon... it can do ANYTHING...

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So, this is what I ended up doing with with Loop 1, the chipset loop. I know the x58 chipset doesn't get too hot, but the BitsPower Black Freezer blocks LOOK so cool, they must be cool !!!

You might be able to see a Y-connect on the top of the reservoir. I am going to fit a fill / drainage tube to this. Still waiting for some more plumbing bits to accomodate the fill tube.

The final pic doesn't really show anything to do with this loop. It was just a cool view through the Double Wide Tower lit by the window behind

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I am pretty sure its not two 5870's on one board. Most comparisons of 5870's in Xfire beat the 5970. Its probably 2x5850's.... but if you got two 5970's in X-fire, how good would that be? Too good to resist?

Let's see if this e-bayer is legit and my order (x2) comes through.

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ps - it wouldn't be a real go at an Aquarium Build if I didn't give it every advantage possible. Except for alternate cooling systems, am I missing anything???


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