When standard air-cooling just won't cut it anymore, but you don't want to mess around with liquid-cooling options, that leaves you with one choice to get your processor into plaid speeds -- the ULTRA Chill-TEC Thermoelectric Hybrid CPU Cooler! Will the Ultra ChillTec Thermoelectric cooler be able to outperform the big boy's of the air cooling world?
I would love to be able to suggest to them to use a 120mm fan for intake as well as exhaust and a 100watt instead of a 50watt Peltier cooler or even higher. Certainly even more heatpipes or even a circular configuration perhaps even similar to trhe Zalman CNPS 9700 would be an awesome air cooler for such a TEC set up. Another thought would be to use a refrigerant inside the heatpipes to take advantage of phase change benefits such as the Asetek Vapochill Micro uses for their direct contact base. Using freon would definitely be effective and noticeable combined with a TEC and a good heat pipe and large capacity surface area fin desigh. I have had very good results with both the Zalman mentioned and the Asetek in some medium level overclocking. Even the Xigmatek self contained water cooling AIO with a TEC is a sound idea but that particular model likely needed more of a reservoir and greater fluid movement rate in order to get the numbers that the ChillTEC did. I do love this wodel and think it was a great idea. The review was well done and gave some great information.