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Insulation the eVGA 680i Walkthrough (56k Need Not Apply)

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OK.... right now are just the pictures. I am not completely finished.....

I will be adding the text and the walkthrough shortly

















































GO BLUE!! =)


























 
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Looking good Dave. You need to come over and hook me up one of these days.
 

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I will be in Detroit for Christmas... we can meet up then :)
 

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Hey guys... I havent had a chance to finish this write up yet. I have been busy working on another project for you.

This should be done in the next week or so
 
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Looks good :D can ya tell us the costs ^^
 

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Thats sick, what kind of temps are you expecting, I hope you get some crazy overclocks.
 

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Looks good :D can ya tell us the costs ^^

The costs for all the insulation parts? Very little!


Lets see....

Plastic Dip : 6.99
Insulation Tape : 2.99
Rubber Cement : 2.99
Neoprene : 1.99


And everything was bought at Lowes except for the neoprene rubber. I got that at Crazy PC

HEY, DONT FORGET TO THANK ME! ;)
 

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What tec and what cpu are you using?

226watt TEC and e6600 CPU

I am running a MEANWELL 320-S secondary PSU for the TEC and PUMPS
 

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I would not recommend to run heavily clocked conroe with 226w tec. You wont see any majot improvement over good watercooling, but you will be fighting with 400w heatload and your electric bill.
 

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I would not recommend to run heavily clocked conroe with 226w tec. You wont see any majot improvement over good watercooling, but you will be fighting with 400w heatload and your electric bill.
I have been running this same setup with my Striker Extreme and my e6600 at 3.7ghz with no problems.

On water, I couldnt get past 3.55 and even at that my idle temps were 45c-50c

with the TEC at 3.6 It wont go above 30c under a LOAD.

So I am not to sure what you are refering to
 

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Crappy cpu you have. Some e6600 can be stable 3.8-4.0Ghz with really good watercooling setup. Is 200Mhz worth that mess? Tec consumes about same amount of electricity as all your system does.
 
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tec cooling is nice because it will get you below ambient, hence the need for the insulation

it is worth it to a lot of people, i'm not one of them, but they are out there
 

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Crappy cpu you have. Some e6600 can be stable 3.8-4.0Ghz with really good watercooling setup. Is 200Mhz worth that mess? Tec consumes about same amount of electricity as all your system does.

LOL.... crappy CPU? You crack me up!

Show me more than 3 people running above 3.8ghz on water alone on a e6600.

What is your e6600 running at? I really hope you have one, cause otherwise you are just talking out of your ass and need to move on. :rolleyes:

EDIT : BTW I can hit 3.9ghz ;)
 
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looks like a really good way to start a fire or produce hardware failure. lol
 

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looks like a really good way to start a fire or produce hardware failure. lol
Help me out here.... what do you see wrong? Did I miss something?

I am always up for advice especially if I overlooked something
 

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Hey d44ve can you show us how to install the TEC?

Did you use the plastic dip on the front side too?
 

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Hey d44ve can you show us how to install the TEC?
Absolutly!

I will do another small write up on that too.

Right now I am on vacation, so I do not have access to my computer. But I would be more than happy to do that for ya. :toast:

EDIT : Do you have any specific questions right now? Or just curious in general?
 

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LOL.... crappy CPU? You crack me up!

Show me more than 3 people running above 3.8ghz on water alone on a e6600.

What is your e6600 running at? I really hope you have one, cause otherwise you are just talking out of your ass and need to move on. :rolleyes:

EDIT : BTW I can hit 3.9ghz ;)
Gotta agree with ya D44ve, I really don't see many 6600's running that fast, and I have seen many overclocked 6600s, air and water, not so much on TEC's. I like your ingenuity dude, and that's a great OC, and I hate it when people talk out of their ass on something and for some reason "won't" show what they have, but that's why theres those like you who try different things to show how well or dismal they perform. Great thread.
 

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Well I was wondering how it works, because I've heard very little on them. I think about modding mine if I knew kindda how to do it.

Or maybe modding a reg heatsink on my video card with a TEC.
 

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are you running water on your video card?
 

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Not yet..been thinking about it....could I buy a copper plate and THIS


Then put the TEC in between the two and soder the copper together?

well it's copper I could drill holes for screws.
 

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you can place the tec between the GPU and the heatsink.

The only problem is that I am not 100% sure that cooler would be able to cool the hot side of the TEC well enough.

You are cooling your video card, right? For that all you would really need is a 175w TEC.

The next problem you run into is powering the TEC. These things are power hogs. How many watts is your PSU running?
 

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750watt, 60 amps over 4 rails
 

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eh... that SHOULD be enough.

The next problem is then insulating everything so that you do no get condensation and kill everything.

Are you in the US?