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Warlord2

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what temps do you think Im looking at if I use a water cooling setup with a cube as a radiator and a 80watt tec

for a power supply for the tec I was thinking about a 300watt normal powersupply

*not how may degrees would I drop if I got a better powersupply

this powersupply would be separate thin the one that is powering my cpu
 

eradda02

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well... i think you should use a 150+ peltier... but first just try watercooling!!! dont go with a peltier unless you have to... the temp all depends on the room temp... what is it???
 
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Warlord2

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the room temp is HOT

I live in bakersfield, California and it gets hot in the summer time

that is the main reason I want to watercool

with a fop 38 Im at 41 idle=/ when I used to be at 32 idle in the winter

this in NOT even overclocked!!!!!
 
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William

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with water cooling, you should be within 5 degrees of ambient with the cube, no more than 10 even at load. With a pelt, you just want to take the heat away as effectively as possible from the pelt, you don't really worry about your water temps as much(as long as you can cool that pelt) because the pelt does all the cpu cooling for you. The peltier you get depends on your CPU, if you have an AMD chip, get a ~150W peltier. If an Intel, an 80W will be fine. For either, you will only get the full performance of the pelt if you have another power supply to give the pelt the Amperage(Not Wattage) it needs.
 

bdf24

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Well, I'm running a closed loop watercooling system with an 86w peltier. I have the 12"x5" radiator from http://www.leufkentechnologies.com It cost me $32.00. I only have a 90mm fan on the radiator and my temps are about 9c @ idle once the temps stabilize, and no more then 19c under extreme full load.
I will be putting 2 120mm fans on the radiator and I believe that will bring the temps down quit a bit. Although if I would have looked around a bit more I think I may have spent the extra $23.00 and picked up the DD Cube.

As far as a psu, a normal 300w should work fine. I'm running my peltier on my 431w Enermax along with the rest of my system with no troubles at all.
 
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Warlord2

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ohh Im sorry Im running a Tbird 1.2

the only problem with the 150 watt tec is that I cant find a powersupply for the damn thing

as I said before I dont have that much money=[

I think I will stick with just water for now and buy a cube and I have a fast 120mm fan on it
 
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William

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Warlord2 (May 07, 2001 09:34 p.m.):
ohh Im sorry Im running a Tbird 1.2

the only problem with the 150 watt tec is that I cant find a powersupply for the damn thing

as I said before I dont have that much money=[

I think I will stick with just water for now and buy a cube and I have a fast 120mm fan on it

you looked at enermax's psu's. I believe they should be able to supply the amperage. Even an old AT may be able to.
 

Xerka

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hEY i know how it is not having enough money (15 year old who mows 1 lawn once a week doessn't have alot of money for PARTS)for a power supply. BUT there is a great article over at www.procooling.com that shows you how to link old crapy AT power supplys to get 1 beefy power supply. If you have anyone ?s where the article is you can email me at [email protected]