Originally Posted by tuchan
instead of going the pelt on the chip im thinking of going the pelt on the tank, the what would be a so called chiller, is anybody doing this and is the chiller made of aluminium or copper or is it even plastic, can i use plastic or is that just not going to work, will the liquid freeze in too small of a set-up like a 400ml tank, sorry about the questions but i would like to find out what the deal is.....
Of course, your main problem is condensation in any sort of sub ambient setup. If you get any form of chiller, make sure that you insulate the pipes and waterblocks, pump, ect to make sure that there is no chance for condensation to form.
Using a peltier to cool the water for a chiller is not bad in theory, but when you actually think about it, it is quite obsolete when compared to using a dehumidifer to cool the loop.
First, the peltier would probably freeze the water that comes close to it, so there is a huge problem. Even a small peice of ice that gets into your pump can cause serious damage. It is clogs your pipes, you have problems. If it gets stuck in your blocks, you have problems. Also, there is that matter of cooling the hot side of the peltier.
A dehumidifier is convenient to use for a chiller. All that you do is submerge coils or a heatercore into the cold water of the dehumidifier, and you are good. There is no chance of freezing, since that would ruin the dehumidifier, and they dont freeze even when you are not putting all the heat from a PC in them.
Just remember to condensate proof!