wow it looks like i have some confusion to clear up.
Originally Posted by overclocker333
Also... what is the difference between phase change, direct die, vaporchill & ss... or is there one? I'm still trying to get up to speed on this... I am hooked.
phase change is the change between basically energy forums. from greatest to least. plasma-gas-liquid-solid-bose Einstein condensates. when changing the phase materials either gain or lose energy(heat).
people generally refer to direct die and single stage as the same thing. generally stating its just a phase unit that cools the cpu directly. kinda self explanatory kinda thing for direct die. ss(single stage) means it only has 1 stage(compressor) whal cascades and auto cascades have multiple stages(multiple compressors/ ect)
and vapochill is just a retail phase manufacture, there units are junk nowadays, only tuned for 200watts. they need to be re tuned to handle a quad or even a high overclocked dual core.
btw geting condensation on the evaporator of your unit is fine. for a water chiller, you just don't want condensation building up in your pc which you shouldn't if your water is at ambient(kinda defeats the purpose of phase though).
as for insulating i would check out these guides. http://www.overclock.net/peltiers-te...-mobo-tec.html
and there is one more i need to find, its nearly imposable to find anything on this forum lol.