Originally Posted by Dimebagg
I really like this build. I run a hailea 1000a and find it interesting the similarity of the performance between the systems. (within reason. I know the hailea is 1hp.) Looking at the expense of your most recent investment i really wonder what your gaining over eaisier solutions.
well, A/C Vs TEC, first and most obvious would be the constant cooling, and steady temps. a TEC system does not turn on and off based on motor heat, or overheating of the compressor. less heat released into the room because I am using 24 radiators I keep the hot side water loop below a 10C delta T. last thing is that it only takes three minutes to cool the water down to 0C from ambient.
now for the cons, it cost more, it takes up a lot more room, and uses a lot more electricity. so I can only say that I am doing it, because others said that it would not work. it is not the best solution, but it is a stable one.
so looking at the gains, to cons, I would say that you are better off with the system you are using. I really wanted something that I could tinker with for years to come. I have been water cooling my PC systems for 20 years now, I have tried TEC's before, and A/C cooling, both systems fried from condensation. this time with the chill box, I really feel that I will not loose any more systems from condensation. so if I was to suggest a upgrade, it would be that, to get a chill box for your PC system, this will prevent condensation from occurring.