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ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 02:15 PM
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5532/ex-blc-348/Swiftech_MCW6500-T-775_Thermoelectric_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_Socket _775.html#blank


Could anyone explain to me how this works? I'm planning on switching my CPU block once I change to intel, found this one, but it seems to be completly different than any other CPU block.

How does this work? I also got worried, in the info it says:


"Basically yes. In effect, even if the water temperature goes up because of the added heat load produced by the TEC, all our tests indicate that the temperature of the GPU(s) at full load will still remain considerably below that of stock coolers."


I have my ultra water cooled, it's at 44C Idle, 47-50C On load (50C on Crysis).



So how's this block? Is it safe? Will it work if I have a Video card on watercooling too? How does it work exactly?


Thank you

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 03:29 PM
TECs are not worth it, get a GTX or fuzion.

ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 03:34 PM
http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=182?

And why is the one above not worth it? Price or?

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 03:42 PM
TECs generate too much heat and require alot of power, especially if you are going to be overclocking quad cores. You have to take condensation into consideration. This will raise the temp of the water passing thru your loop considerably, hope you have a good radiator like a Thermochill with good fans. You'd be better off setting up a second loop just for the TEC if that is the route you want to go.

They are just too much hassle and its not that big of a difference in temps from good watercooling for the price. Go phase :lol:

ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 03:44 PM
yea I currently have a Thermochill 120.3, but yea the whole condensation part on the site worried me. I guess its not worth it.

Which do you recommend, D-Tek FuZion or the Swiftech GTX?

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 03:47 PM
either one is good, the new cpu block from EK has caught my interest tho :)

http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/images/EK_Supreme1.jpg

Supposedly performs better than the GTX and the Dtek Fuzion, a version with an acrylic top is in the works.

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6757/testge7.jpg

Its pretty nuts, check out the micro channels and how thin the base plate is :eek:

http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/images/supeme3.jpg

ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 03:48 PM
Oh wow its a beauty too, what's the price of it? I currently use EK Waterblock for my 8800 Ultra, does pretty well, not sure if its the top GPU cooler.

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 04:04 PM
I think that one is pretty pricey, something like $80 or $90... I would probably go with the GTX :)

ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 04:06 PM
Where do tyou find it? I found site but its UK

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 04:14 PM
have no clue :lol:

according to the currency conversion it should come out to like $74 plus shipping... not bad at all.

I would check out Petra's tech shop in a couple of weeks, they are already selilng the mounting hardware (http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekcpuwamoha.html) for this block so it shouldn't be too long.

ChiBChombo
11-16-07, 11:08 PM
I have a Thermochill 120.3 and 3 Yate Loon fans taking out the hot air from the case, would it give me better temps if I turned the fans around to blow air on the rad?

I picked Yate Loon cus they are pretty silent, cheap and good I think.

LORD-eX-Bu
11-16-07, 11:18 PM
I would have em pulling cooler air from outside of the case in, I don't know how big of a difference that makes.