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Im in the US, where can I get a cold plate for my TEC? Do I even need a cold plate when running the TEC?

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Porcelain is a poor conductor of heat, you need a cold plate to spread out the heat over the TEC's surface so yes you need one. What is the physical dimension of your TEC?

You can get a 40x40mm at FrozenCPU. Cooltechnica use to have a larger selection of peltier accessories, perhaps if you email them, they might have something that's not listed on the website. Those are the only two computer stores I can think of at the moment, not familiar with the online stores in the US.
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Mine is 50mmx50mm Thanks for the help!
    
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I ordered the 50mm one from pTS. I found the konform coating from some Vance Baldwin place here in Florida. and ordered some neoprene from PTS as well as dielectric grease.

Should be ready to do some serious cooling here soon.

I only plan on running the TEC at 12V (rated for 24V@26A) - So Im not looking for sub zero temps. Just enough to keep me stable at 2.8-3.0Ghz.

I still have my RAM to upgrade, so I've got another month before it all comes together. *shrug* It would be nice to see some negative C temps though.
    
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Sounds like fun dude.

Remember to take pics of your progress to share!
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