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Just orderd watercool kit Do I need copper cold plate for peltier??

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ReTiCuLeX

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Joined
Mar 24, 2001
Location
Staten Island , New York
I just bought this from aquastealth.com do I need copper cold plate for the peltier i bought i forgot it I didn't even know i needed it lol i heard from a friend i need it if i do plz reply as i will order it . Aquastealth II with AquaCoil Upgrade --
Fittings : Top (socket CPU)
Pump Voltage : 120V (US)
Clamp : Socket Clip (AquaCoil-Upg) Purple Ice radiator super coolant - 2 oz (Pur-ice)
122 Watts 50mm (with power connector) (122watt)
 

TT120

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Mar 1, 2001
Location
Sacramento, CA.
Yes, you should have a coldplate between the pelt and the chip. It absorbs the heat better than just having the pelt directly on the CPU.
 

proze

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Location
Pretoria, RSA
the surface of the pelt is ceramic, so it does not spread heat at all well. the copper coldplate spreads the heat from the small core to a larger area, to be removed by the larger surface area pelt more effectively.