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humm moon powered . Interesting .... Let me think about it

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well i dont think my chillier will change your mind as it's not meant for sub zero temps
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The Arctic Web got here today

And DAMN this thing is huge. It must weigh 10 pounds or something.

Anyway, the cold plate does have a 50x50mm bottom, so it looks like any motherboard will be fine

I'll get pics up as soon as the rest of the stuff gets here and I start leak testing!
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does the arctic web have a loose cold plate or screw in?? if so can you get pics of the innards aswell?
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does the arctic web have a loose cold plate or screw in?? if so can you get pics of the innards aswell?
Screwed in.

And yup I'll do the full tour.
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All right......Pic's, pic's!!! I know your having fun now...
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All right......Pic's, pic's!!! I know your having fun now...
lol i wish...I still need all the actual WC parts from petras to get here.
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lol i wish...I still need all the actual WC parts from petras to get here.
Oh well, the block will still be fun to play with....How thick is the cold-plate on it? Do the instructions with it tell you how to crush the TEC? I use a big C-clamp to do mine with, I don't know if the top on yours can take the pressure like that..


I crush it a little then tighten down the nuts..Be gentle with it, you can feel when its bottomed out, don't push it any further then that..You only need about as much pressure as you would screw in a spark plug on each bolt..




Then I heat up the TIM for about 5 seconds, hopefully that will spread the TIM a little better,I put a little water in it to keep it from over-heating, then I just crush it with the c-clamp one more time, I can usually catch one or two more threads after I warm it up....



Do it easy and slow, you can break the corners of the TEC's pretty easily..



If you can measure between the block and cold-plate thats a easy way to keep it all nice and even, measure it all around as you go...


Edited by ira-k - 10/29/08 at 12:04pm
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Well I kind of jumped the gun a bit on this, already have it set up

Well I put it together, but I didn't use a clamp or anything. What I did is once the cold plate was in place, I tightened the screws a 1/2 turn at a time to keep them even. I think it worked OK, except after I was done I was like "eh, lemme put a bit more pressure on it".....crrrrrrrrrrrackkkkkkk. I can't see any damage to it though....so I guess its still ok?










I put a tiny bit too much ceramique in there



Just double checking I got the hot/cold side right
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Nice!! I hope you just turned your TEC on for a just a second or two then back off, if you run it long without the WC'ing you'll kill it from heat..

I wonder what cracked? You might of stripped a thread on one of your mounting bolts, I've done that I don't know how many times, if it is it may of released the pressure on that corner of the cold-plate..

Thats a nice big heavy block, cant wait to see you fire it up for real..
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