Subject: Freezing Water Cooling ?
By: Exie (IP: 59.167.92.*)
Written on: 03-09-2006 16:07
I currently have a water cooler setup with an external passive radiator. It has no fans (which is great!) and has dropped about 5-10C off my CPU temp.
My only problem is, the room where the system operates still gets very warm (upto 30-35C), and the radiator is only effective at bringing the coolant down to ambient temps.
Is there any way I can improve my system to go below ambient ?
Would a combination of Peltier & Water Cooling work ?
For example, if the peltier worked outside the system case, this would avoid adding more heat into the CPU environment, and if I constructed a controller to only activate Peltier when ambient temp. was too high it might be reasonably efficient. What do you think ?
At this stage, I only have a rough handle on the concepts of Peltier, I'm going to have to re-read the article MANY more times before I start to understand the mathematics.