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diehrd

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Location
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This is not a joke even if you think it is I am serious and would like input please.


I have a peliter cooling system in MY COLEMAN COOLER,And would like to use it to cool my computer

I do not intend to mount it to my processor lol !!But am thinking I can cool the inside of my case really well with it.From the coleman book LMFAO it claims to keep the items in it 38 to 42 degrees cooler than outside air.

This is like 35 to 45 degrees.Any good reasons why I should not set this up ??Any good reasons why I should try this out ??Any tips would be awsom.

I do have the complete system removed from the cooler,And also need to know how to get my 300 watt spare power supply to turn on with out being attached to a mother board.
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
I don't think this kind of setup will keep your system that cool. These units are made to cool down food and they don't have the power to deal with something that produces heat. I think you would be better off with a simple room temp water cooling as it removes the heat from the case eliminating the need to cool it.
 

Hoot

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Does your PC case have the insulative qualities of a Coleman Cooler? I'd bet not. Expect that to effect how cool it can get inside. These peltier cooler cases are not designed to cool things that continously give off heat. They may do well with cooling cans of pop and beer, but those cans are getting cooler all the time, once you put them in there.

Hoot
 

Nagorak

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Hoot (Mar 16, 2001 09:05 p.m.):
Does your PC case have the insulative qualities of a Coleman Cooler? I'd bet not. Expect that to effect how cool it can get inside. These peltier cooler cases are not designed to cool things that continously give off heat. They may do well with cooling cans of pop and beer, but those cans are getting cooler all the time, once you put them in there.

Hoot

Hey, he could put his computer inside his Coleman Cooler though! But, you're right, with the CPU pumping out heat, it will be a lot less effective than it would on non-heat producing food.
 
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diehrd

diehrd

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You need to see this cooler it is huge,The heat sinks are 4 times the size of the cpu sink and thay are seperated by a soild 2 inch thick aluminum block.

The peliter is 54 watts 5.6 amps is this a size used to cool processors ???????????
 

Hoot

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If you're going to pursue this, go to the local Electronics surplus warehouse and gets some more heatsinks. Attach them to the cold side of the setup, form a tunnel over them in-line with the fin direction and mound a fan on one end of the tunnel, the same diameter as the tunnel. By forcing ambient air through that tunnel, it will cool from the fin contact and exit the other end of the tunnel colder. Can't say how much colder, but that is the way to approach it. Surface area is just as important going from cold to hot as hot to cold. Just my $.02 worth

Hoot
 

spill

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Jan 11, 2001
your computer puts out more than 50 watts of heat i imagine. and i have seen this done before, only that guy ripped the peltier out of the fridge and put it on his cpu.