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peltier for duron, air cooled?

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z_z

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Dec 22, 2000
As a starting point, I was considering following the diagram for one of the contest winners
"Fandapter (60mm to 80mm) for the Alpha PEP66"
I was hoping to construct a quieter cooling solution for a Duron which I would like to overclock (a 700 on a A7V pushed to 1G+?), and liked the idea of using a peltier, and the setup described in that article. The contact for purchasing the items has not returned my e-mail and seeking advice here. I'm currently using some type of orb, which is louder than a 20" box fan.
The case I'm using is an enlight tower with an 80mm intake fan which I wish I could replace with a 120mm, a 80mm opening in the back for an exhaust fan, and a power supply that seems to do a good job of pulling air from the right spot.
Is this air-cooled peliter a whacko idea for my application, or does anyone wish to share tips?
Thanks,
Jeff
 

Eriksson

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Your Idea is good. however there is one problem. The Durons are very hard to cool down. The total heat from your Duron/peltier(s) will be way too much for the Alpha, even with extreme Air flow.

If you want to run peltiers, and get temp drop that really matters (20c+ drop under load) you need at least 150w setup for a Duron. Then the total heat will be like 200w+. No Air cooling setup can handle that.

If you want to use peltier with your Duron you need BIG watercooling setup. :)
 

dimmreaper

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Eriksson (Dec 22, 2000 03:13 a.m.):
Your Idea is good. however there is one problem. The Durons are very hard to cool down. The total heat from your Duron/peltier(s) will be way too much for the Alpha, even with extreme Air flow.

If you want to run peltiers, and get temp drop that really matters (20c+ drop under load) you need at least 150w setup for a Duron. Then the total heat will be like 200w+. No Air cooling setup can handle that.

If you want to use peltier with your Duron you need BIG watercooling setup. :)
Unfourtunetly Eriksson is correct, you will not see very good results with an air cooled peltier+duron setup. I recomend taking the money you planned on using for the peltier and heatsink and spending it on a plan jane liquid cooling setup.