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Peltier Air Chill

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Hey folks, I'm fairly new to this whole theory of things so if I slip up please let me know

Right, Im making an external air chiller for my pc, the parts are as below:

170W Peltier (@ max rating 15.4V @ 15A)
Modified Thermaltake Areo5 air cooler
Thermaltake AS5
several thermal epoxied amd64 heatsinks
2x60mm fans
a rather large volume of foam insulation
Aluminium Piping (connecting hot air in/ cold air out out holes to/from case )

so far Ive got it set up outside its little box, and it gets the air pretty cold, but has anyone any ideas about how to prevent massive condensation in the case when I finish it an hook it up.
I was planning on having it as a closed case, pretty much as airtight as I can get it, and sealing off the fans I have (and will be using when I dont need to use the chiller, ie winter months when I can have the window open), and having a large volume of silica gel beads in a container at the bottom of the case to soak up the moisture inside the case. I know its not particularly high tech but, it should work, and I cant imagine the temperatures getting to a point where condensation would be a problem, but just in case. I will post some pics of the relevant parts in a short while once I figure out how to use a photobucket account lol. (sorry about the long post)

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170 watts isn't enough to cool the entire case. The heat load will overload the Peltier pretty quickly and your computer's temps will suffer.
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drat lol, oh well there went that idea, turning it into a mini fridge it is then , thanks for the quick reply lol saved me going out and spending another £30 on tubing lol

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