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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 02:30 PM - Thread Starter
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This is a working project that is aimed at installing a dual tec chiller/block for universal cpu's without having the headaches of finding external power supplies, condensation and all the other hassles of tecs.

The projects main goal is using tecs in an overclocked 24/7 rig.

Requirements are at least 2 triple radiators for cooling.

I'm working this project in 3 phases:

1. chiller/block This will house 2 62mm tec @12v with a power consumption of 150w each or total 300w. (FINISHED)

2. controller. This will keep the the cold loop from going under Dew Point. This runs off computers psu and requires 2 pcie cables. Finished

3. base unit. I want to build a base unit that will sit above the cpu that will hold the chiller/block with a built in waterpump/reservoir for the cold loop. This is still in the design phase but any input on this is greatly appreciated. Finished

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something like this would be excellent hooked up to the block of a H60 or something similar.. at least for the cold side you would have integrated pump.. and could just run external pump and rad for the hot side.. 

 

*would make for a really clean chilled loop with no rad's in the case. ;) Nice work again man.. really good stuff



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something like this would be excellent hooked up to the block of a H60 or something similar.. at least for the cold side you would have integrated pump.. and could just run external pump and rad for the hot side.. 

*would make for a really clean chilled loop with no rad's in the case. wink.gif Nice work again man.. really good stuff

Yep..

Thats exactly what I was thinking.

I actually tried this. Unfortunately the H60 little pump couldn't move the water fast enough to adequately cool the 200 watts coming off the processor..

With the H60 pump my core temps were in the 50's and with the little thermaltake pump they dropped into the 30's

But thats the idea for part 3 of this project.

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Question - would the controller in the pic run only 1x of the "chiller units"..as its dual-TEC? Or would it be capable of say.. 2x chiller blocks in series.. so - powering 4x TEC's?

 

*strictly for a tighter delta on a @ ambient loop.. 

 

..just asking, because for 8-12t Intel CPU's, load temps can spike very quickly.. even a nice W/C loop starts to 'drift' on the delta range as CO's creep up. 2x of those chiller blocks in-line could keep delta's in single digits no doubt.. CPU could run ambient @ idle or full load ...? :)



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Question - would the controller in the pic run only 1x of the "chiller units"..as its dual-TEC? Or would it be capable of say.. 2x chiller blocks in series.. so - powering 4x TEC's?

*strictly for a tighter delta on a @ ambient loop.. 

..just asking, because for 8-12t Intel CPU's, load temps can spike very quickly.. even a nice W/C loop starts to 'drift' on the delta range as CO's creep up. 2x of those chiller blocks in-line could keep delta's in single digits no doubt.. CPU could run ambient @ idle or full load ...? smile.gif

The controller runs 2 tecs or one chiller block but I did add something on the controller because I was thinking along those lines as well.

At some point I want to package this up with radiators into an external unit as well so I added a pwm out so that I can chain these chillers. Because it takes at least 2 doubles (2 triples to run almost silent) at some point there won't be enough room in a case to run 2+ chillers so adding an external chiller might be another good option.

I haven't actually made the slave controller units but thats in the works as well

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Very well thought out.. and innovative! Good stuff for sure there , chill.



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Good job as always thumb.gif Two 62mm TECs are really the sweet spot for those CPUs.
A DDC pump would be the best for the cold loop. But I imagine that making the housing for the pump and CPU block will be tough.

Have you thought about integrate the pump with the chiller? So people can just use their existing water block. That will save some money, too.
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Good job as always thumb.gif Two 62mm TECs are really the sweet spot for those CPUs.
A DDC pump would be the best for the cold loop. But I imagine that making the housing for the pump and CPU block will be tough.

Have you thought about integrate the pump with the chiller? So people can just use their existing water block. That will save some money, too.

The more I think about it the more I like that idea. It sure would keep the loop in a compact format.
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Just joined to remind you of the Swiftech Apogee Drive 350:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0263479

Seems to be pretty cheap, too. (otherwise only available as part of H2O-120 Compact iirc)
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Just joined to remind you of the Swiftech Apogee Drive 350:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0263479

Seems to be pretty cheap, too. (otherwise only available as part of H2O-120 Compact iirc)

I wish they still made that pump/block. It looks like it would work great.
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