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Unread 03-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Fairly Large Project: Oil+TEC Tank PC

Originally Posted by AkkerKid View Post
What I'm hoping will happen is the TECs will cool the oil going to the CPU colder than the CPU can bring back to ambient. That way even after the oil has passed through the CPU block it will still be cool and keep the overall temperature of the rest of the PC fairly low.
Yes, the TECs may cool the the CPU loop to below ambient (depends on the efficiency for the "large" rad), but overall the TECs are going to be adding heat to the loop. All the electricity that goes into the TECs will be converted to heat in the loop. It has nowhere else to go, unless you use a second loop or air cooling to dissipate it.

Interesting hypothesis though.

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