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Which is really better. Im planning on getting a new cooling solution, and im sorta leaning toward the Ultra ChillTec Thermal Electric Cooler. Peoples reviews seem to get lower temperatures and plus theres no risk of spillage. I want to hear your opinions , and (screenshots of temperatures) of people using this!
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Which is really better. Im planning on getting a new cooling solution, and im sorta leaning toward the Ultra ChillTec Thermal Electric Cooler. Peoples reviews seem to get lower temperatures and plus theres no risk of spillage. I want to hear your opinions , and (screenshots of temperatures) of people using this!
I've not seen any evidence of a TEC on air producing results with any real merit.

That water cooling solution was probably poor too.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/491/6/
At load it barely beat the Ninja, idle isn't that important.

It barely beating the XP90 which isn't the best air cooling out there:
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ra_chill/6.htm
Edited by Torched-Geek - 6/27/08 at 11:05pm
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The ultra chilltec isn't really thermoeletric cooling. Its liquid cooling assisted by pelts.

http://www.wintschlabs.com/ArcticWeb.html

That's an example of real thermoeletric cooling. You have to have a good water cooling system to take care of the heat anyways. There is no proof needed for this either. Real tec systems get sub ambient. Liquid cooling can't go sub ambient temps(unless you use something to chill the water a lot).
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The real name for 'Thermoelectric cooling' as we know it is the 'Peltier-Seeback' effect, a peltier is TEC cooling.
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