Pelt coolers!

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Hi guys, I'm wondering what kinda clocks people who use pelts are getting. I'm looking at pelting my new rig and want to know if it's worth trying it.

Don't want you taking time to post pics or anything, but CPU model, pelt power rating, idle/load temps and of course, the speed, would be great.

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Nowadays pelts really arn't a cost or energy effective way of cooling a chip. Modern chips just give out far too much heat, meaning that you need high powered pelts, which means even higher powered dedicated(and expensive) PSUs. If you want to get into extreme cooling then Phase cooling is a much more practical option. :)
 
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doctoe2260 said:
Hi guys, I'm wondering what kinda clocks people who use pelts are getting. I'm looking at pelting my new rig and want to know if it's worth trying it.

Don't want you taking time to post pics or anything, but CPU model, pelt power rating, idle/load temps and of course, the speed, would be great.

Cheers

messiah is right, you could possibly get away with a high end pelt on a dual core chip but just bear in mind you would need an additional psu or a mega silly watt psu, like a 1kw or similar. Normally people run a meanwell psu as the pelt psu which I believe dedicates 300w straight to the psu.

On top of that you would need a pretty substantial watercooling setup, you can't air cool the hot side of a pelt, they dump out insane amounts of heat so you would be looking at a 120.2 rad as an absolute minimum. Personally I wouldn't run one without a 120.3 attached.

And once you have factored in things like the psu, pump, tubing, rad, res and the pelt you really may as well buy a tuned mach2 that can handle a highly overvolted dual or quad core cpu.

The problem is if you overwhelm a pelt with heat it basically stops functioning and can actually cook your cpu (this may be rubbish but in my head its a fact, iirc they get into a sort of heating cycle rather than a cooling cycle) so there is a very real possibility of trashing your cpu.

Steer well clear, if you haven't already, play with a high end water setup and forget about the extra 200mhz which is all probabilty is all it will net you.

Actually whilst we're on the subject i think (from experience) phase is a waste of time too as its noisy and tricky to fit/maintain and very few of us can make it look at good as Messiahs setup ;)
 
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matt100 said:
Actually whilst we're on the subject i think (from experience) phase is a waste of time too as its noisy and tricky to fit/maintain and very few of us can make it look at good as Messiahs setup ;)

I think phase cooling will be more of an advantage with the extra heat from clocking quad's. There's not a great deal to gain on a c2d over a good watercooling set up though. I would also say that they are no more noisy than high end air cooling (my laptop is louder/more noticeable than my mach). Watercooling is obviously much quieter though.
 
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peltiers have an optimal range at which they work, if they are made to work too hard i.e remove too much heat they actually create more heat than they remove and if you dont have sufficient cooling on the hot side you can actually fry your cpu. these were the choice of overclockers back in the late 90s early 2000 but these days cpus and gpus produce too much heat to be cost effective.

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Well, back when I was using pelts it was a case that water got another 2-300Mhz on top of best air. Pelts got another 100Mhz on top of water. STOCK Phasechange got another 100Mhz ontop of pelts. How that's changed / rescaled for today's CPUs I've no idea... but in all honesty, pelts simply aren't worth the outlay involved to "do it right". Just bypass them and move straight to phasechange if you want cooling that's better than water.
 
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