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Swiftech MCX462+T. TEC air cooling for AMD (not P4?)

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Oct 28, 2001
well this is interesting, swiftech has come up with a new TEC air cooling unit.

you can read the great article joe has written about it right here: http://www.overclockers.com/articles646/
226 Watt Peltier (15.2 volts)
1/2" thick copper base
Motherboard socket hole mounting

the results are outstanding of course, but why isnt there a P4 version of this?

the P4 produces less heat than an AMD XP and a P4 has a much more protected core. besides, with all the mad P4 oc'ing these days its strange that swiftech hasn't got a socket 478 of this heatsinks.

still its very impressive,.
the guys in "extreme cooling" don't seem impressed at all.
I personally think that article was too vague and un-thorough.
I would like to see more details and such, before I make up my mind about it, cause at the moment it seems like a decent idea...

till you realize you need a seperate TEC powersupply and dielectric grease in the socket at all that stuff.
by the time you buy all that, the price is nearly 300.

for 300, you can buy a nice water cooling set up and never worry about a fan.
Had seen it on Swiftech's web site awhile back and was interested in how it would perform when it came out. In terms the results and bang for the buck, I underwhelmed. :cool:
I was interested at first but when I consider all of the trouble with condensation and such that you would go through with this setup I think why not go with a water cooled pelt setup? If it was a simple bolt on that would be another story...