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Some Quick Peltier/ water questions

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mEKbOY

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May 27, 2001
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San Diego, CA
Ok. I am set on the Danger den Setup. I am going to get the maze2-1 block that can support a pletier. Now i have an athlon running at 1.6ghz so i am 99% percent sure that i need a 156 watt pelt to cool this thing. Is this correct? Also i know i need some stuff to seal and protect my cpu and motherboard from condensation. What do i need and whats the procedure. I know that the pelt will lower my cpu temps big time but what will this do to the water( i will be using a DD cube with 2 120mm fans to cool). I have a enermax 430 watt power supply but im almost certain i will need another one for the pelt. Which one and where? Sorry for all of questions but i just dont like jumping into something so big without knowing what im doing.
Thanks,
MeK
 

Colin

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Dec 19, 2000
Depending on the vcore, you CPU is probably putting out between 82 and 95 watts. This would call for a 172 watt pelt, a 156 may be marginal. A 156 watt pelt will add about 10C to your water temp. I use an Astron amateur radio PSU but you can also find surplus switching PSUs for less money. MPJA often has them. Go here to download a program to help you size the pelt.
 
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mEKbOY

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I can Not find which one will work. Could you tell me whats the cheapest power supply that will power the 156 watt pelt.
Thx