The resevoir would’ve taken too long to unbolt for the picture session; I had the camera for only 15 minutes. The interior has staggered cooling fins similar to the interior of the Danger Den water block. The water comes in at the bottom right hand side and is forced through a labyrinth where it is pumped back out at the left end.
I use distilled water and the whole system is water/air tight. I am currently working on a new water jacket that will be 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 that will be both WATER and AIR cooled with a large fan. This will allow me to unplug from the resevoir via the brass quick couplers and take my tower to a remote location where water hook up is not available.
I will soon have jpgs of that block as soon as I get around to machining it. The peltier is only a 51 watt @ 15.4 VDC, but because I am only supplying 12VDC it’s running underpowered. I want to obtain a 72 watt peltier @ 40mmx40mm if possible as my 300W power supply can easily handle it.
When idle, the CPU freezes below zero while running W2K on this P3VX but still I can only OC my PIII 650E to 936Mhz @ 1.90v – 866 with a fan. The CPU heats up to 30C under load (counterstrike 7.1) but shortly drops below 0C when returning to W2K desktop. Asus PC Probe 2.12 will not even detect the temperature below 1C so I don’t really know how low it actually goes.
My next CPU will be a 700E retail but when I’m not sure. I’m the one who complained to you about the loss of the Slot 1 platform last week as it is definitely going to make it more difficult to water cool with peltiers from now on. Look at all the real estate I had on this P&Q brand slotket!! Like you said – Epoxy bolts to the MOBO!!
Kind Regards –