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Swiftech TEC any good?

post #1 of 10
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I saw this on their site and was wondering if it would be worth it to get this TEC and pair it up with a good WC loop...

Would I be wasting money on it?

http://www.swiftech.com/products/mcw6500-T1.asp

Either this TEC and a good WC loop, or just the good WC loop...

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post #2 of 10
What do you plan to use for a CPU? The largest TEC that can fit without modding is a 320w unit. Running it at 80%, you can cool a Core 2 Duo fine. However, you will need a dedicated PSU for the TEC.
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It will be a Q6600 when the guy I bought it from decides it's time to ship it
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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
It will be a Q6600 when the guy I bought it from decides it's time to ship it
320w TEC won't be able to cool a heavily overclocked Q6600 effectively.
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post #5 of 10
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Okay. Works for me

Thanks a bunch Duckie
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post #6 of 10
Yep, just as duckie said. With a upgrade to the 320w, you can cool a dual core just fine. But with quads you'd need to go in the 400w peltier range, which would be too large for the waterblock and you wouldn't be able to insulate properly or supply ample pressure for it to be effective.
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Sweet. TEC's are my major weak area

I know nothing about them or anything
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post #8 of 10
before you go down this road you'll have to cool the TEC with a Very powerful watercooling loop.

and i just posted a a topic about someone cooling a Q6700 with a 345 watt TEC to -10 that was standard clock speed though. and cooled by 2 GTX 120.3 radiators !
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ultrasonic2 (muffy) View Post
before you go down this road you'll have to cool the TEC with a Very powerful watercooling loop.

and i just posted a a topic about someone cooling a Q6700 with a 345 watt TEC to -10 that was standard clock speed though. and cooled by 2 GTX 120.3 radiators !
Yea I did some analysis on that. Do you know what voltage he was running?
post #10 of 10
no sorry
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