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Yeah there is complete CPU TECs I was thinking of getting it works great according to nico...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lit%2bFreezone
It sucks. Here's the bigger version losing to quality watercooling: http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2008...eezone-elite/1
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The phase change cooling blocks aren't very available at now right?
Is there a big difference between TECs and Phase Change?
Is Phase Change worth it?
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The phase change cooling blocks aren't very available at now right?
Is there a big difference between TECs and Phase Change?
Is Phase Change worth it?
...do you even know what phase change is?

A TEC is just a solid state heat pump.

Phase change isn't just a block. It's an entire cooling system with a compress, condenser, and evaporator. It's basically taking an AC unit and running a pipe to your CPU.
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The phase change cooling blocks aren't very available at now right?
Is there a big difference between TECs and Phase Change?
Is Phase Change worth it?
Phase Change use a compressor to pump coolant (think air conditioner) into an expansion chamber. Once the coolant expands, it absorbs heat and travels to the condenser, and eventually back into the compressor.

TEC is just watercooling with a thermoelectric cooler, which is a pad that gets very hot on once side and very cold on the other.
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Sorry I'm quite new to this.

OK, is it hard to build a phase change cooling system?
Is it hard to find the parts?
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Sorry I'm quite new to this.

OK, is it hard to build a phase change cooling system?
Is it hard to find the parts?
Yes.
Yes.

You can't/shouldn't build it yourself. Google it to read a bit more about it, it is about as extreme as you can get for CPU cooling without having to add stuff every minute (Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen).
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As I thought.

I shouldn't build it myself?
You mean I have to buy a kit?
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have Nol build you one
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Nol is a member on this forum. He builds phase units. You can't build it yourself unless you have HVAC and brazing experience... or read up CAREFULLY about it.


Warning: Failure may cause death.
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