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kryotech system with a peltier thrown in

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HaVoK

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I was wondering if any one has a syster were they run a kryotech kooler with peltier. Since a peltier operates on the differnce between tempatures on both sides. A kryotech system gets to about -40 degrees and most peltiers work with a differnce of 60-70 degrees, so would a combined system get a temp fromm -100-110 degrees. Imagine the OCing some one could do with that.
 

cjtune

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This is very true, as peltiers generate a relative deltaT between the heat source and heat sink. If the case temp is 5'C, thanks to the Kryotech, then the CPU temp (at load? idle?) will be -65'C or so. Any mad LN2 guys wanna adopt this method instead?

But bewarned, the dangers associated with LN2 cooling will also present itself here. Extreme cold will crack the CPU core, as well as repeated cycles of large cold and warm temperatures differences (eg. during startup and shutdown).
 

cjtune

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Oh, BTW, this method achieving a super large deltaT is no different than using two or more stacked peltiers, that is, it is a cascade refridgeration system.
 

ManOfKnight

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i am going to get a vapochill here in about 4 months, i will have to try that on my palamino that i am going to get.....although i think the peltier on the cpu will be short lived, as an extra PS is kinda unsitely (need one because i would use a 172watt peltier). But I will try it and report back.......in a few months that is
 

ken257

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Cooling systems like the kryotech and Vapochill are designed to handle the heat load of a cpu. In order to cool a cpu and the 172 or more watts of pelts that would be needed exceed the capacity of these cooling solutions. These systems work just fine by themselves, use them the way they were designed.
 

cjtune

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ken257 (Jul 24, 2001 08:47 a.m.):
Cooling systems like the kryotech and Vapochill are designed to handle the heat load of a cpu. In order to cool a cpu and the 172 or more watts of pelts that would be needed exceed the capacity of these cooling solutions. These systems work just fine by themselves, use them the way they were designed.

Yeah, this is one thing to keep in mind too, just like when stacking peltiers, the topmost pelt must be powerful enough to both cool the CPU as well as the waste heat from the bottom pelt. Maybe you wanna call up Kryotech and see whether the use of a peltier inside their cases is permissible.