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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WarEagleAU, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. WarEagleAU

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    TEC (Thermal Electric Cooling). I havent really read up on this, but it looked interesting. 2 out of 3 reviewers on the summary page gave glowing reviews. 1 said it was better than his liquid cooling setup (hard to believe) the other said it was a great cooler. THe nay sayer said it cools about as good as his TT BT but costs a hell of alot more. Just curious as to what you all think and if anyone can give me a run down on TEC cooling. Thanks.


    -The Eagle
  2. p-jack New Member

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    first, i do not own a TE cooler, but i´ve done some research recently cuz i also find the idea quite interesting.

    TEC and peltier effect explained here and here.

    although a TE cooler can give you VERY low temperatures (yes, better than water sometimes) it has some major drawbacks, namely:

    - construction of a TEC is complex, so they´re quite expensive
    - the peltier element itself draws quite a lot of power (some TECs come with a separate psu!)
    - air moisture can condense at the peltier element (--> water inside a running pc? :eek: :eek: :eek: )

    so imho TECs are for the wealthy oc freaks, for the "regular" user it´s not worth the effort...
  3. niko084


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    I would say that would work wonders.

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