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dxiw

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I have an athlon xp and overclocked to where i want it it will put out around 90-100 watts, I want to use a 172W pelt to keep it in the 30C idle and 40C load or somewhere around there just a few degrees lower than my current air cooling which is 41/47 with 86W of heat. I am just wondering, because the temps will be the same as now more or less or maybe a little lower, but not below room temp (25) do I need to seal my mobo and cpu from condensation, after all its not going to be reaching those temps like 15C or below where you get lots of condensation.....also, if i keep cpu right around room temp do i have to still seal my stuff from condensaiton?
 

Warlord2

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hmm why dont you just make a water cooling system? you will get those temps easy and it will be alot more quiet. Ive never seen anyone use a 172watt tec with just air cooling, I dont think its posible.
 
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dxiw

dxiw

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I am going to use the TEC on water i forgot to say that, I just want it to take a crapload of wattage like 100-110 and keep it around room temp or upto about 40ish. This way i can cool a overclocked monster without any problems
 

Lt. Max

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lol when i first read ur thread i read steal instead of seal :D
well my friend had a 226w tec and we sealed everything , but not throoughly , he had probs wit his comp at first so i suggest you seal first time and well :)
 

Warlord2

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Im at 97watt and have a temp of 32c most of the time. I woudnt waste your money on a peltier setup, just make a kick a$$ h20 rig first and if you dont like the temps you can try a pelt setup.
 

juliendogg

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i agree with warlord, start with watercooled first, if all you're lookin for is a quiet rig with temps around 40 you should be able to achieve this with watercooling alone. it's easy enough to add a pelt afterwards if you decide you need to.
 
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dxiw

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can watercooling handle like 120-130W of heat though? I plan on running around 2.2v and 166 fsb.
 

JFettig

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well if watercooling can handle the 100watts of heat fromthe cpu, and the over 176watts of the peltier, it can handle at least 130watts of heat(try 600 or so)
 

Warlord2

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I could prolly crank up my cpu to 120watt or so and still not have much of a change. oh yeah a 172watt pelt wouldnt cut it anyways, you need atleast a 226watt on there for those types of numbers.